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Old 04-09-2010, 12:12 PM   #1
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Control Arm Help!

I have recently bought the stock control arms from my friends jeep. Im replacing them because the bushings in mine are dry rotted and he just replaced his with new bushings. I need to buy new bolts because im afraid when i take mine off they might snap. I have no idea what bolts to get and was wondering if i could just pick up the size i need at the local supply store. Could some1 please help?

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Old 04-09-2010, 12:56 PM   #2
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Those bolts are not easily found in your local hardware store. They are metric, 10mm if I recall correctly, and must be at least 10.9 metric hardness with 12.9 being better. You will find that hardness number stamped right onto the bolt head.

Plus they should have a smooth shank for the bushing to ride on. Though you're going to pay more, I would just get them from the dealership.

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Old 04-09-2010, 01:09 PM   #3
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x2 on what Jerry said . . . you might also be able to find some local jeepers with the old bolts laying around if they have upgraded their CAs.
Bite the hand that feeds you . . . you've had more than enough to eat already.
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