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Old 09-17-2019, 03:20 PM   #1
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Grease zerks

Does anyone know why ORV would put all the grease fittings for the suspension outward towards the tires so you need a flex or 90* fitting? Having them inward would certainly make things easier.
Mine are outward are yours too?
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:29 PM   #2
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My guess itís random with their manufacturing process. Just like the wet bolts on the Moryde suspension, some need a jack to move them into position to insert grease.
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My guess itís random with their manufacturing process. Just like the wet bolts on the Moryde suspension, some need a jack to move them into position to insert grease.
Kinda what I figured. I actually was hoping one side was the right way. But nope.
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:33 PM   #4
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I donít know why they would either. When I installed wet bolts last year I installed them inward away from the tire.
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I installed the Dexter suspension kit and the wet bolts are facing outwards, I have no problem accessing them without a 90. My suspension is with the 15" tires though as this was an after purchase add on.
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Went to O'Rielly's and got a 360* swivel. Worked fine. Seemed like the grease was going in fairly well on all but a couple fittings. Got lucky there I guess.

15" tires would've been great. The 16" tires are just wider enough that it makes getting a straight shot tougher.
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Mine face out. I have a flexible grease hose (for getting at the truck's Cardan U-joint) but have always had to get the weight off the trailer wheels to grease some of the zerks anyway. And occasionally a few have to be removed to clear a blockage out (especially after traveling on dirt roads).

So the wheels come off anyway, and orientation doesn't matter.
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