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Re: Lower Link Comparison Guide

Does the TC lowers being a smaller OD negate the need for them being offset?

I'm shooting for maximum wheel travel, not wheel articulation. TC advertises their full link kit as offering 1.5" more droop.
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Does the TC lowers being a smaller OD negate the need for them being offset?

I'm shooting for maximum wheel travel, not wheel articulation. TC advertises their full link kit as offering 1.5" more droop.
Good question, I've always wondered that as well. If someone had the MT LT shocks and TC lower links they could tell us...
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Dobinson from Australia seems to be somewhat of new player in the US market their UCA and Lower links are
38mm/1.5" wall thickness 5mm/.2." Made with HSLA steel, High Strenghth Low Allow.."HSLA steel cross-sections and structures are usually 20 to 30% lighter than a carbon steel with the same strength."wikipedia. The uca come with Sankei 555 ball joints. Here a link for the rear lowers
https://www.amazon.com/Dobinsons-Adj...PE2T7EEDBACT2S
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Stupid question but when installing a bolt through a poly bushing do you grease the bolt or just push it though the sleeve?Anti seize?


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I've heard people argue for and against it both ways. Some say that if the end isn't greasable by a grease nipple then don't grease it. The reasoning being that if you apply grease at install, over time it will collect particulate that will prematurely wear the bushing. While if it had a grease nipple, you could grease it from time to time and force out any contaminates with fresh grease. The other side, don't grease it, and you may seize it, or wear it out by friction anyway.

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I've heard people argue for and against it both ways. Some say that if the end isn't greasable by a grease nipple then don't grease it. The reasoning being that if you apply grease at install, over time it will collect particulate that will prematurely wear the bushing. While if it had a grease nipple, you could grease it from time to time and force out any contaminates with fresh grease. The other side, don't grease it, and you may seize it, or wear it out by friction anyway.

Basically, do whatever you want. I personally would anti-seize it.


Thanks for the comments, yup I used anti-seize on the bolts.



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Thanks for the comments, yup I used anti-seize on the bolts.
Doesn't matter exactly. Maybe it'll reduce noise. But the bushings flex/rotate on the sleeve. So as long as the bushing to sleeve is greased, it should be fine. That's how it was with my Whiteline Panhard which look similar to the poly on your Dobinsons.
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Doesn't matter exactly. Maybe it'll reduce noise. But the bushings flex/rotate on the sleeve. So as long as the bushing to sleeve is greased, it should be fine. That's how it was with my Whiteline Panhard which look similar to the poly on your Dobinsons.
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