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  1. #1
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    One to watch for with the front drive shafts

    Just been out with the truck it was running perfectly fine until 15 mins later I noticed whenever I put any steering lock on the truck was jerking badly until I went straight again. After a tear down back home I tracked it down to the front CV joints a bit of grit had got stuck in the cups and with the small amount of grease that has worked its way out the bearing and portal axles made sure that the grit stayed put! Not sure if anyone oils the joints but I think pulling the joints and cleaning them regularly is highly recommended I have just left mine completely dry I may use some wd40 if I have to for any reason but think there far better kept completely dry so they don't attract grit or sand.

  2. #2
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    I lube my CV joints with "Fluid Film".
    It's a rock, get over it!

  3. #3
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    Dry lube also works well and doesn’t attract any dirt.

  4. #4
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    Which dry lube do you use?

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    I bet some graphite spray would work great for that.
    If it still moves, it aint broke enough!

  6. #6
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    I just put a few drops of White Lightning Clean Ride in mine. It’s a wax based lube for bike chains. Works good on my bike and doesn’t attract as much dirt. We’ll see how it does.

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    I use wd40. I just spray the whole car down now after a few bashing and water crossing sessions.
    Slash, Stampede,Craniac,X2 TRX4 ,ford gt 4 tec 2.0

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