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    Long Arm damage. How to prevent grease jerk damage?

    Finished my first trail run with the long arm. I was worried before going that I would drag and the grease zerks would be damaged.

    Here is a shot of the damaged, driver side that the grease jerk was damaged.
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    Here is the passenger side that was not damaged.
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    What do people do to prevent this? Do you pull the jerk off and plug the hole? I don't want to keep repairing it if someone has a good alternative.
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    Long Arm damage. How to prevent grease jerk damage?

    Seriously????? Flip it the fuck over!!!!!


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    You can get flush grease zerk fittings cheap on amazon. I’ve been wanting to swap mine out but haven’t gotten to it yet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystaliner View Post
    Seriously????? Flip it the fuck over!!!!!


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    alright smart ass. Then you can't grease them unless you pull them off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_JK_Houston_711 View Post
    You can get flush grease zerk fittings cheap on amazon. I’ve been wanting to swap mine out but haven’t gotten to it yet.


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    Any link to this? They were pretty flush. Just thinking anything I do other than flip them over will be destroyed
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Cross View Post
    Any link to this? They were pretty flush. Just thinking anything I do other than flip them over will be destroyed
    Something like this. The grease hole is countersunk. You’d still drag the nut, but the hole should not be damaged.

    https://www.ebay.com/i/171521076894?...D1381403653261


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_JK_Houston_711 View Post
    Something like this. The grease hole is countersunk. You’d still drag the nut, but the hole should not be damaged.

    https://www.ebay.com/i/171521076894?...D1381403653261


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    Thank you. Looks like it should work. I didn't know if there was a plug or something that would be more flush.
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    I run my arms with the zerks pointing up. It does require me to remove the arm at the axle to grease it but I don't find it to be that big of a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    I run my arms with the zerks pointing up. It does require me to remove the arm at the axle to grease it but I don't find it to be that big of a deal.
    Got it. I guess I have some work to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Cross View Post
    Got it. I guess I have some work to do
    On Moby's PR60, there is a hole on top of the control arm mounts that pretty much line up with the zerks at ride height. I've been thinking about changing out the zerks to the flat kind that requires a needle fitting (NOT the kind that is used to poke into a rubber boot) so that I could just grease them through the hole. I'd be willing to bet you could drill out a hole to do the same on your axle.

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