Greasing the box is on the to do list.I think I might use this https://www.harborfreight.com/14-oz-sta-plex-extreme-pressure-premium-red-grease-40710.htmlGreasing the box helps a bit. I used the synthetic red Valvoline grease for GM /Japanese cars.
I failed inspection because my front tires rubbed very slightly and the back up lights don't work. Funny I've been using the same place the last 2 or 3 times and they never had an issue with the back up lights.
If you lived in NY I could help with your inspection issues