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Old 03-20-2010, 04:42 PM   #1
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T/C Drop question

Hello All

Was having some drive line vib issues and purchased a T/C drop kit , during the install the driverside front bolt would not come out due to the treaded insert it is screwed into breaking loose inside the frame. I was able to get a pry bar in between the frame and skid plate which provided enough tension to get the bolt out, but the nut or treaded insert in the frame is gone.

I put it all back together minus the one bolt, do you guys think this will be a problem and if so how would you fix it.

Thanks in advance Pat

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Old 03-20-2010, 04:50 PM   #2
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It should be fine with 5 bolts holding it up, for most reasonable uses anyway.

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Old 03-20-2010, 04:56 PM   #3
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Interesting....I have the same problem. I currently have a TC drop installed, but may want to install a CV shaft and SYE at some time to regain that lost ground clearance.

In the event that, say, 2 or more of the nutserts (or w/e they are called) became unusable inside the frame how would one take care of that?
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:07 PM   #5
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the inserts use a compressed air tool to compress or sandwich the frame in between the insert. knocking one out with a drift pin and putting a new one in would work if you had the tools. I've replaced 'em before. just not on jeeps.
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beat me to it vanimal

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