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Old 04-29-2013, 02:34 PM   #11
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I personally don't see the need for the jackets, a little lube on the L brackets is all you need to keep it quiet.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:42 PM   #12
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yeah, I've thought about that. But after years of always getting grease on my pants and dealing with messy/greasy hitch pieces, I was looking forward to using these so I didn't have to use messy grease. If I can't figure out how to modify the bracket jackets to work I'll probably go with a little bit of grease.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:08 PM   #13
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You might want to try the new-style pins without the jackets to see if he's correct about not having noise.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:12 PM   #14
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Mine were real tight also. They will loosen in time. To help get bars on brackets raise the tounge after u connect to ball. No help with the new L pins.

Mine were so tight when new that it took two of us to move the bars in either direction. You are right, they will loosen some in time. We hated the Equalizer at first. Now we love it. It will get better.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:47 PM   #15
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Well I was able to just saw off a small amount from the corners of the bracket jackets so that the clip things will fit. It seems like it aught to work so I'll give it a try. Otherwise I'll use a little grease and go without the jackets. If I don't like that I'll use the old style pins with the jackets. I have endless options :-).
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