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Old 08-24-2014, 10:14 AM   #1
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Confused - northridge bolt kit

I have a 2008 RUBI.
Will I have to use the two 14mm bolts in the kit?
Plan on the 2.5" AEV lift.
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:22 AM   #2
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None of these bolt kits seem very clear what goes where and for the appropriate year. I think I'm going to assemble my own kit using top grade automotive components.

Grade 9 ... 180,000 PSI

Grade 9 Hex Head Bolts - SAE (Fine Thread) - Hillco Fastener Warehouse

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Old 08-24-2014, 10:23 AM   #3
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None of these bolt kits seem very clear what goes where and for the appropriate year. I think I'm going to assemble my own kit using top grade automotive components.

Grade 9 ... 180,000 PSI

Grade 9 Hex Head Bolts - SAE (Fine Thread) - Hillco Fastener Warehouse

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Elaborate a little brother, a lot of us are all ears. How many, will they work, etc. Many of us are going to have to order, and you could let us know exactly what we need based upon your experience.
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Yeah, I already had that one bookmarked. But I like the option of paying below 30 cents for each of them if it works.
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Yeah, I already had that one bookmarked. But I like the option of paying below 30 cents for each of them if it works.
The Synergy kit has grade "F911" bolts which a supposed to be 20% stronger than the grade 8 bolts from Northridge. Not sure it's worth twice the price though.

If you can get the bolts off the shelf, that's the way to go.
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Elaborate a little brother, a lot of us are all ears. How many, will they work, etc. Many of us are going to have to order, and you could let us know exactly what we need based upon your experience.
Hillco is about 30 min from me.. I'm going to stop in and see what's available.

This is my go-to place for automotive fasteners.

I'll let you know what I find.

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I'll let you know what I find.
That would be awesome.
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Yup, expensive, but it saved me the time and issues of finding my own bolts. In fact, I did both uppers and lowers.
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To answer the question, no you are not going to need the 14mm bolts, they are for the 2012 and newer.
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To answer the question, no you are not going to need the 14mm bolts, they are for the 2012 and newer.
Way to ruin a perfectly high-jacked thread. How dare you actually answer the question.
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Yeah, I already had that one bookmarked. But I like the option of paying below 30 cents for each of them if it works.
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The Synergy kit has grade "F911" bolts which a supposed to be 20% stronger than the grade 8 bolts from Northridge. Not sure it's worth twice the price though.

If you can get the bolts off the shelf, that's the way to go.
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Hillco is about 30 min from me.. I'm going to stop in and see what's available.

This is my go-to place for automotive fasteners.

I'll let you know what I find.

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That would be awesome.
Its been awhile, but I want to report my findings. Hillco had the grade 9 bolts but only had grade 8 lock nuts. I would have had to order the appropriate grade 9 nuts to match and decided it was too inefficient and risky to not buy matching hardware as a packaged set.

Therefore I ditched the idea and just spent the money for the Synergy lower control arm grade 9 set.

IMO.. all the time and energy chasing these components down on a Saturday to save a few bucks isn't worth the effort.

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I ordered all my parts from Amazon, cost about $25 in total... of course I ended up with 50 washers, but I can find a use for them.
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I ordered all my parts from Amazon, cost about $25 in total... of course I ended up with 50 washers, but I can find a use for them.
Links?

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You can also get 9/16 x 1/2 grade 8 bolts and nuts at Lowes and HD
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Synergy tells you on the product website for their kit what each bolt size is for.

What confuses me is that Northridge provides two 14mm bolts while Synergy provides only one. Synergy describes the one as being for the frame side front trackbar bracket. That would mean they have provided 9/16" for the axle side of the front track bar and both rear track bar bolts.

So, does someone know what is the 2nd Northridge 14mm bolt for and is it OK to use 9/16" in that spot?
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You can also get 9/16 x 1/2 grade 8 bolts and nuts at Lowes and HD
Most of what they carry is for indoor use. They do have some galvanized but that wont have the corrosion resistance of yellow zinc.
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Our Lowes doesn't carry 9/16 fine thread in grade 8. I got them at Tractor Supply but they weren't cheap, just got the trackbar bolts. 9/16 x 3" are $3 and change apiece, the nut was $1, and I got 4 washers.
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I am sure there is a Fastenal in your local town or even some autoparts store that supply items to your local industrial manufactures will carry bolts and nuts.

Ok I went through fastenals website matching the synergy and it came out to the same cost.
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Synergy tells you on the product website for their kit what each bolt size is for.

What confuses me is that Northridge provides two 14mm bolts while Synergy provides only one. Synergy describes the one as being for the frame side front trackbar bracket. That would mean they have provided 9/16" for the axle side of the front track bar and both rear track bar bolts.

So, does someone know what is the 2nd Northridge 14mm bolt for and is it OK to use 9/16" in that spot?
On the 12+ th frame side bushing requires a 14mm and axle side will accept a 9/16" bolt. I'm not sure why Northridge supplies 2 14mm bolts. You will have an extra 9/16 and 14mm. I did my daughter's '11 a few weeks ago and it seems like her track bar was the same. I can't remember for sure but will look after work.
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On the 12+ th frame side bushing requires a 14mm and axle side will accept a 9/16" bolt. I'm not sure why Northridge supplies 2 14mm bolts. You will have an extra 9/16 and 14mm. I did my daughter's '11 a few weeks ago and it seems like her track bar was the same. I can't remember for sure but will look after work.
Thanks! That is what I was thinking must be the case since Synergy only supplies the one 14mm.
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Thanks, I had no idea amazon stocked these.


Btw .. The most important bolts are the 2 front track bar bolts.
A loose CA or rear track bar bolt won't cause death wobble.
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Somebody posted a link to the revised instructions. Supposedly the 2 14 mm i= front and rear. I've yet to see a 14mm used in the rear.
On my '14 and '15 the 14mm was only required in the front TB frame bushing.
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Thanks, I had no idea amazon stocked these.
You would be surprised of the things that they carry.
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Our Lowes doesn't carry 9/16 fine thread in grade 8. I got them at Tractor Supply but they weren't cheap, just got the trackbar bolts. 9/16 x 3" are $3 and change apiece, the nut was $1, and I got 4 washers.
Can you not use 9/16 Grade 8 bolts that are coarse thread with Nylock nuts?
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I think the specs are different on the course thread vs the fine. Honestly, it's hard to find a better deal than Northridge 4x4. Even if you do, you have to comb the bins, maybe visit several different stores, etc. The Northridge kit is complete and a great deal.
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Somebody posted a link to the revised instructions. Supposedly the 2 14 mm i= front and rear. I've yet to see a 14mm used in the rear.
I was thinking I used one in the front and one in the rear. I just checked. I used both 14 mm bolts on the front track bar. Hmm? Haven't had any problems. Maybe I should replace it with one of the left over 9/16 bolts.

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