Squeaky Shocks

Lynn_F

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Disclaimer: I know it's a cheap lift.

I installed the Skyjacker 3.5" long arm coil spring lift with monotube shocks at ~700 miles on my Sport S Max Tow. I daily drive it and only do light offloading/beach crawling occasionally. I have been completely happy with this setup with one exception...the shocks squeak and it annoys the hell out of me. I have put roughly 5,000 miles on it with the lift and they started squeaking at ~4000. I have sprayed some WD40 on the shaft at the base of the shock and that stops it for a short time but I have had to continue doing this every couple of days. Is there a permanent fix for this? What shocks fit the Gladiator? I've searched a little and can't find many shocks that say they fit the Gladiator.

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You need to re-torque all of the suspension components. Too loose or too tight will result in unwanted noises.
 

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Are you spraying the shaft or the bushings?
 
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I'm spraying the shaft where it enters the tube.
[QGatorized, post: 358045, member: 24461"]Are you spraying the shaft or the bushings?[/QUOTE]
 

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There should be no noise coming from the shock shafts at all. Most suspension noise comes from binding, worn or cheap bushings. As mentioned re-torque all bolts.
 

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