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How often do I grease my ball joints?

The JBA K6292 ball joint should be greased every 3000 to 5000 miles.

If you go in mud pits or across streams with the vehicle, grease the ball joint after you are done playing in the mud and water.


What grease should I use in my JBA Upper Control Arms?

Mobilgrease XHP™ 222 Special grease is an extended service lithium complex grease intended for a wide variety of applications and severe operating conditions. These greases were designed to outperform conventional products by applying cutting-edge, proprietary, lithium complex manufacturing technology. It is formulated to provide excellent high-temperature performance with superb adhesion, structural stability, and resistance to water contamination. This grease has a high level of chemical stability and offers excellent protection against rust and corrosion. This grease feature high dropping points and a maximum recommended operating temperature of 140º C (284°F). Mobilgrease XHP 222 Special grease is available in NLGI grades 2 or 3 with an ISO VG 220 base oil viscosity.

Mobilgrease XHP 222 Special grease is designed for a wide range of applications including the industrial, automotive, construction, and marine sectors. Their performance features make them ideal choices for operating conditions including high temperature, water contamination, shock loading, and extended re-lubrication operations. Mobilgrease XHP 222 Special is an extreme pressure grease fortified with 0.75% molybdenum disulfide that provides protection from wear under conditions pivoting and other conditions that lead to loss of oil film.

We recommend using a grease gun and adding 3-4 pumps of grease in the ball joint and 1 pump in greaseable bushings, every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. If you drive through creaks and in mud pits, we would recommend greasing the ball joint after you are done playing in the mud and water.

As of October 2019, we use these bushing in our first production run, JBA EZ lube bushings can handle more than 1 pump of grease at 5,000 to 10,000-mile service intervals. 

Several manufacturers have lithium moly greases with roughly similar compositions and properties. These manufacturers include Super Tech, Sta-Lube, Lucas, John Deere, and Kubota. 


Do not use!
Lucas Red n’ Tacky does not work or play too well with our bushings, making them squeak in a short time frame.