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Old 06-05-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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Putting on new front sway links

Got the old ones off, got the first new one mounted, but when tightening down the top nut, on top off the sway bar, the nut is just spinning. It's down the thread just a bit, and the end of the bolt is right at the top of the nut. Still a lot of thread left though. Any suggestions?

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Old 06-05-2011, 09:01 PM   #2
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Two years ago the same thing happened to me, I cut the original bolts out and put my own in,, pain in the rear as the bolt was welded to the saddle, chisel finally broke it loose.... last month one of them just completely fell apart.. Lesson learned? No more cheap knock-offs... Replaced then with JKS discos, a very well made product, that should last a bit longer than 20k miles..

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Old 06-05-2011, 09:17 PM   #3
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It's not that the replacements are cheap, I just can't figure out how to fasten a nut on a spinning bolt....besides, discos would be highly impractical for my use. I do mostly in-town driving, and soon to be city and interstate driving.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:33 PM   #4
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Ah,, stockers,, maybe a well placed pair of vice grips, using some rubber to keep from damaging the threads, or if they are spinning out real bad, and as I recall they shouldn't be, take them back where you got them,
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