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Old 03-27-2006, 12:34 PM   #1
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RTAB shims

For those that have these, was any grease required? If so what kind? I heard they may tend to squeak.
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Old 03-29-2006, 01:17 AM   #2
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I am also interested to know.
I heard that you have to use the spark plug anti-sieze stuff, but I can't find it locally.
So I was thinking of using heavy duty grease. But donno if it will help.

and I also heard that black shims (from GC) needs to grease, not the white (newer self lubrificated) models. Someone can confirm?
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Old 03-31-2006, 10:30 PM   #3
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Since no one replied the request... I went ahead and installed my white gc rtab shims, I puts a good amount of HD grease on the shims. No sound what so ever whenever going through pot holes or bumps.
The back feeling is exceptional. recommend to everyone.
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Old 03-31-2006, 11:02 PM   #4
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you can buy dielectric grease at crappy tire, or any automotive store. You'll probably have to regrese at some point, but the GC shims are supposed to be quiter than poly (like PF or IE bushings). I have the IE ones, so time will tell if they squeek. The white ones are delrin, the black ones are poly.
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Old 03-31-2006, 11:55 PM   #5
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I've had them for about 2 years, they're silent.

I'm about to remove them (to reinstall them again), while they're out I'll see if they've worn out at all.
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