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Offline Coloradocrawler

Suspension squeaking
« on: July 16, 2017, 06:45:31 PM »
I had a 2 in lift on my buggy and took if off because of rough ride and limited shock travel. Now the obnoxious squeaking of the suspension is driving me nuts. I have greased the crap out of everything and yet it still squeaks.  I have narrowed it down to about everything. Any ideas. UGGH
2019 Zforce 1000
Flip windshield, synthetic winch rope, 2 inch lift, lights, 30 inch tires, back window, snorkels with pre-filter on air box, harnesses, Super ATV box, door inserts, B2 clutch setting, desert craft seat springs, 3L fuel cell, Bluetooth stereo, Garmin
GPS,  chop coming soon.

2014 z600 SOLD

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Suspension squeaking
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 07:36:46 PM »
Well the first thing on mine that started squeaking was the shock ends. Greased them up once and they have been good ever sense. Then..almost all of the a-arm bushings at one time or another seized on the sleeves and started turning in the a-arm tubes. All had to be cleaned, glued in place and the sleeves had to be re-polished. Most I also added wear washers to the ends to help the end-play wearing. Then came the swaybar bushings..they got replaced with polyurethane but still can squeak sometimes.  One little trick that helps- if you jack it up enough to get the tires off the ground, the suspension falls forward, making the sleeve-to-bushing contact on the opposite side and when you grease it, the grease will go between the sleeve and the bushing where it bares pressure when on the ground...where you really want the grease. If you don't, it just goes by it on the other side and may never get all the way around and will always squeak.

That all being said I just got done with greasing mine and I still have a slight grown on one in the rear somewhere so..nothings perfect. 
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

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Offline Coloradocrawler

Re: Suspension squeaking
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 08:10:58 PM »
Thanks for the tips. I will tear into it this week. What did you use to glue in the bushings.
2019 Zforce 1000
Flip windshield, synthetic winch rope, 2 inch lift, lights, 30 inch tires, back window, snorkels with pre-filter on air box, harnesses, Super ATV box, door inserts, B2 clutch setting, desert craft seat springs, 3L fuel cell, Bluetooth stereo, Garmin
GPS,  chop coming soon.

2014 z600 SOLD

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Suspension squeaking
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 08:18:39 PM »
Same story here. The shock ends squak all the time. I tried grease and it would just come back. After I went with the RZR shocks, I don't notice it much. I'm having a hard time remembering if it did it last time out. Sad, that means I need to get out more.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Suspension squeaking
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 09:22:28 PM »
Thanks for the tips. I will tear into it this week. What did you use to glue in the bushings.
I forget..it's in the bushing video in the How Tos. Something-6000 I got at Lowes.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Suspension squeaking
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 09:33:12 PM »
E-6000. Here's the vid.


2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline Coloradocrawler

Re: Suspension squeaking
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 10:35:04 PM »
Thanks guys, I will try jacking it up and greasing it again and if that doesn't work I will tear into it.
2019 Zforce 1000
Flip windshield, synthetic winch rope, 2 inch lift, lights, 30 inch tires, back window, snorkels with pre-filter on air box, harnesses, Super ATV box, door inserts, B2 clutch setting, desert craft seat springs, 3L fuel cell, Bluetooth stereo, Garmin
GPS,  chop coming soon.

2014 z600 SOLD