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Re: BWoody Sway Links - A new potential problem

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Thanks for posting. But if lubrication is so important to the installation of these sway links, why not include a better installation sheet with them? As you know I received two sets (WK and WK2), and both came with only a single page schematic about installation. Not a word on those sheets about greasing them or what type of grease to use.

After all, your market is largely the DIYer crowd, not master mechanics.

Just trying to suggest that this issue could have been avoided.
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Re: BWoody Sway Links - A new potential problem

^ Exactly.

After the install I even posted a detailed DIY on this forum with step by step instructions and it clearly mentions lubing up the face of the bushings and washers with grease. There are also pics showing them lubed up and installed in my Jeep.

I have 10,000 kms (6200 mi) on my Jeep, only half of which the bushings were installed.
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Re: BWoody Sway Links - A new potential problem

quoted from the website:

Note: Requires the use of a non-washable synthetic grease (such as a marine grade or a never seize lubrication on the faces of the bushings for increased life of the bushings)
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Re: BWoody Sway Links - A new potential problem

also this was mentioned during the groupbuy, and it is also mentioned on the instructions.
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Re: BWoody Sway Links - A new potential problem

Here's the sheet:
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File Type: pdf BWoody WK2 Sway Links Install sheet.pdf (101.9 KB, 56 views)
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Re: BWoody Sway Links - A new potential problem

there were online DIY instructions specifically stating use a non-washable synthetic grease which is what i was talking about. And it also states under every vehicle we manufacture these links for about proper lubrication (been there for years)
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Re: BWoody Sway Links - A new potential problem

here is the link to the original groupbuy thread i went in and made the text extremely large, made it bold and changed the font color to red.

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php...894#post407894
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Re: BWoody Sway Links - A new potential problem

That's all well and good but why don't you crawl into the 21st century and use heim joints instead of a 50+ year old bushing design?
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Re: BWoody Sway Links - A new potential problem

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That's all well and good but why don't you crawl into the 21st century and use heim joints instead of a 50+ year old bushing design?
why dont you take that on.

matter of fact, since you did NOT buy these why not stay the F'''uck out of the thread and let the guys with the issues and the guy that made them get square.

if you want to pontificate or pile on, make your own thread/






and anyone that didnt KNOW they needed to LUBE a poly bushing should NOT be getting under their jeep to touch anything
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Re: BWoody Sway Links - A new potential problem

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there were online DIY instructions specifically stating use a non-washable synthetic grease which is what i was talking about. And it also states under every vehicle we manufacture these links for about proper lubrication (been there for years)
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Note: Requires the use of a non-washable synthetic grease (such as a marine grade or a never seize lubrication on the faces of the bushings for increased life of the bushings)
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also this was mentioned during the groupbuy, and it is also mentioned on the instructions.
The groupbuy thread was not posted until May 2nd - I bought the sway links a month earlier on April 3rd. At that time there was no install instructions on-line or included so I emailed you directly and you sent me the installation diagram that has no note at all about grease. This should not really even be part of this discussion because the bushings were greased anyways. I brought it up so that people buying them down the road know what to expect. The lack of decent instructions was the whole reason I made the DIY thread - I would not have gone to the trouble of doing the write-up if one already existed for the WK2.

Even after scanning through the groupbuy thread I see no mention of the online instructions you talk about. Are you sure you are not thinking of the DIY that I made?

Here is the link - http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=21946

The bushings were greased.
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Re: BWoody Sway Links - A new potential problem

well if you bought from the website then you must have read the note in the items description, that stated **Note: Requires the use of a non-washable synthetic grease (such as a marine grade or a never seize lubrication on the faces of the bushings for increased life of the bushings)

I realize that your bushings were greased but my point is they are dry 3 months later? Look at your pictures, the grease you used has washed off.
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Re: BWoody Sway Links - A new potential problem

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That's all well and good but why don't you crawl into the 21st century and use heim joints instead of a 50+ year old bushing design?
50+ year old bushing design? Get with the program we are the only manufacturer in the world that uses this design, Heim joints....lol if i used heims joints customers would be complaining about clunking noises and seized up parts ....so on and so forth. Heim joints not a great idea for an everyday driver bro! Plus these wouldn't be cost effective for the average person, these would retail at over $400 per set for a quality set of heim joints (not chinese that seize up after 2 weeks being outside)
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