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Isn't the 2 nut pin tapered on the truck side?? If its tapered it will only go in so far.

Do the ball joints have grease fittings, or do you have to remove a plug and insert a zerk fitting??

If they have fittings installed then give then a shot of grease, if they are sealed just install them

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You have an air compressor, save yourself future aggravation and get an air powered grease gun.

FWIW I use different grease for wheel bearings and ball joints. Might be old fashion these days. 

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Just look for a 1lb tub that says Disc/Drum hi-temp bearing grease.

Maybe...

Lucas makes "Red n Tacky" it is great for ball joints and may work for bearings. Read the label. Also Lucas X-tra HD grease (green)

 

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Basically seen one you have seen them all. It is different than just plain grease.

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Grease is good, grease gun is good, if you have enough hand strength. I don't.

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Shock is OK, if your worried just go to your local auto parts store and buy a set of dust covers. Like$15-20

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40 minutes ago, hamkid said:

Not worried just curious why it is compressed. Will it decompress when it hits the road?

 

It's not compressed; that's the normal length. As you can see in your photo—basically same as what you pulled off.

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Yeah that's crazy they don't come with covers anymore. Most of the time the cover is just plastic and I just switch'em out with the new shocks

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14 minutes ago, linda s said:

All the websites that carry the correct KYB shocks for our motorhomes show the shock with no covers. That is the way it is supposed to look

Linda S

https://www.shockwarehouse.com/news/no-shock-boots.cfm

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Ohfuckyeah! :hyper:

 

I mean, they ain't hot pink, but I'll so put these on if I lift it

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Looks good, the outer just has the dust cap and no seal.

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What you need to do with the bearing grease is put a wad of it in the balm of your hand turn the bearing wide in force the wadded grease in to the bearing smearing it on every thing does not lube the bearing.

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Install the torque arm mounting bolts to the lower arm.

 

place the torque arm on the lower arm shaft. Set the lower arm in installation position, and insert the lower arm shaft and torque arm.

 

Temporarily install the torque arm.

 

finger tighten the lower arm, and remove the torque arm. Do not torque the nut.

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