cam bolt eliminator kits work on rear uppers? - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 04-19-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: louisville, ky
Posts: 3
dvmeter is on a distinguished road
cam bolt eliminator kits work on rear uppers?

I have a 98 tj I bought recently already had a 4" lift on it. I found the rear upper control arm mounts at the frame had ripped out of the frame like some tj's do. So I'm in the process of installing the rough country long arm upgrade and will immediately follow with a sye and cv. Well the previous owner addressed the rear drive shaft pinion issue with t-case drop and cam bolts. Well my t-case drop is gone now obviously and when I was removing the cam bolts one of them broke. I've read on here about how cam bolts are bad and it's best to just set em and weld em in place and adjust pinion with arms. Which is what I will do. But my question is what to buy...

Since one cam bolt broke I have to buy something. Do I have to buy more cam bolts or can I buy something like those cam bolt elimanator kits which looks like just some washers and then go buy new bolts, whatever size that is? I'd like to totally do away with the cams and just get those eliminator washers and the correct size bolt and then bolt and weld and be done. But all those eliminator kits I see say they are for the front lowers? Will the work for someone who has rear uppers and wants to eliminate them? I've seen people on the forums talking about using them but I couldn't tell if anyone said they could be used on the rear uppers.
dvmeter is offline   Quote
Old 04-19-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
freeskier's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Highlands Ranch
Posts: 2,902
freeskier is on a distinguished road
As far as I know TJs only came with cam bolts on the front lowers, which is why all the kits you find are for front lowers. If the holes are the same dimensions then the front lower kits should work fine for the cam bolts the PO installed.

Blaine can probably answer this better though. Scroll down the find the washers he sells.

freeskier is offline   Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 12:38 AM   #3
jeepers29's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Georgetown, Texas
Posts: 4,963
jeepers29 is on a distinguished road
I am in the middle of installing a lift on my 98 TJ, with all new arms. I only place That has cam bolts is the lower fronts.
jeepers29 is offline   Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 08:34 AM   #4
Patrick H's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Northern NM
Posts: 3,136
Patrick H is on a distinguished road
I'm assuming he's got cam bolts on the rear uppers. Apparently at one time there were kits available, but the cams were constantly slipping.
If that's the case, I'd order these and weld them in, unless you want to just make your own plates and buy some bolts at the hardware store..
Patrick H is offline   Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 11:21 AM   #5
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: louisville, ky
Posts: 3
dvmeter is on a distinguished road
Yeah. From factory they only had front lower cam bolts. But some people changed rear upper on axle end to correct pinion angle after a lift. Which most people found to be troublesome, they would move and get out of alignment. So people started eliminating them, getting adjustable arms to fix pinion and weld cam bolts in place or some new plates/washers or new axle brackets.

I don't have a welder so I'm hoping to find a bolt in option like those kits. And probably them welded in place for added security some day. I am gonna fix my pinion with the long arms and don't want cam bolts sliding on me. So that link posted above looks like exactly what I need. Thank you.
dvmeter is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner