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Rear suspension "squeaks"

My rear suspension makes an annoying squeak whenever I hit a bump. its been doing that ever since I put my Skyjacker leafsprings in. I thought it would eventually go away, but hasnt. Is there anything I should lube or adjust to make it stop?

Its not a huge deal, just a minor annoyance. Anyone else have this problem?
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bushings? or your shocks?
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i dont think its the shocks. theyre the superlift shocks and they were fine untill i put the new leafsprings in...

only bushings i know of are the ones for the shocks. ill check that out.
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Mine squeaks like that when I have my ATV in the back. It's really annoying.
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Mine squeaks like that when I have my ATV in the back. It's really annoying.
stock?
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Yeah stock springs and shocks. It only squeaks when I have like 500 lbs in the back though. I haven't really tried to figure out what's doing the squeaking yet. I assumed it was the leafsprings but I haven't checked it out.
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mine squeaks when I go over speed bumps... more of a low tone not a high pitch squeak...
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i would guess the bushings for your leafsprings. im not sure the right way to do it, but i would throw some grease on the bolts and see what happens
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mine squeaks when I go over speed bumps... more of a low tone not a high pitch squeak...
thats when i hear mine the most. speedbumps. its not too loud or high pitched, but definately loud enough to hear in a closed cab, stereo off.

im gonna put some grease on the leaf spring eye holes and see if that works.
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Yeah it's most likely the bushings on eyes of the leafs. They are probably poly bushings, you might be able to find a specific poly bushing lube but if you cant just go to Napa and buy some stuff called sil-glyde.
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Thanks dude.
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yeah I can hear mine do it w/o the radio on, guess its getting older :-(
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