Bad U Joints can make squeaking noises at low speeds and cause vibrations or more serious symptoms. Understanding the causes for premature wear can help you find the right replacement.
Are you looking to give your RZR a little extra edge out on the trails, without a costly suspension replacement? Well, you’re in the right place. In this article, I am going to tell you why rubber is not a reliable bushing material, the ‘creative’ (yet dangerous) fixes for them, and how longer-lasting polyurethane UTV bushings will save you money and upgrade the suspension of your RZR.
A bad control arm really means there’s a bad ball joint or worn control arm bushings. When they fail you can experience symptoms ranging from clunking noises to steering wander. This article will highlight the symptoms along with the reasons for control arm failure and what to do about it.
We’re going to explore what durometer actually is and what it means for suspension bushings. Simply put, durometer is the hardness of a material and describes how it will react to force. We will cover the shore scales and their relevance, why durometer is important and how it affects certain suspension components, the role it plays in different bushing materials and how certain things affect durometer.
Moog sells their suspension parts through dealers and works with them on a case by case basis regarding warranty issues. So when you buy a Moog part the warranty you get is based on who you buy the part from. Some dealers support limited lifetime warranties and some do not.
Loading a Grease Gun is a fairly simple task, but there are a few tricks that can make it easier. Whether it’s your first time using a grease gun, or you’ve already reloaded it but no grease is coming out, this video and step-by-step instructions will detail how to load and prime a grease gun.
Checking the ball joints on your vehicle is a simple process that can be accomplished with a jack, jack stands, flat head screwdriver, and a 2×4. Once the vehicle is jacked up you can manipulate the tire or ball joint to check for looseness.
DST Installs a Steering Stabilizer on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler JK The DST team got the chance to install a Daystar Steering Stabilizer on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler JK so we picked up our tool box (and camera) and got to work. This article will chronicle our journey from stock steering stabilizer to Daystar steering […]
How do you properly grease a ball joint? DST will provide some detailed instructions for lubricating a ball joint with or without a grease zerk fitting.
How To Grease Tie Rod Ends UPDATED: August 2019 A question we constantly get at DST is “How do I grease my Tie Rod Ends?” Some tie rod ends come with a grease zerk fitting installed and some are sealed from the factory with no easy avenue for lubrication. Here we will share some detailed […]