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Old 10-23-2011, 01:09 PM   #1
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LocTite, TPO and torque values...

When I install my Bushwacker flatties I'd like to use a little LocTite (blue) on the nuts / bolts to keep 'em tight. Will LocTite work with Nylok nuts?

Another potential problem is that the flares are made of TPO, which I believe is a form of thermoplastic. Will LocTite mess the flares up? Obviously I'm not going to spray the stuff around like a firehose, just put a few drops on nut & bolt threads. Still...Anybody done this?

A final question on LocTite: I'm going to use it on the nuts/bolts when I install my lift kit. However, since it is a liquid and takes awhile to dry (and, as a liquid, has the properties of a lubricant), will it affect my torque wrench readings?

Alleviate my ignorance, please.

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Old 10-23-2011, 01:21 PM   #2
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I don't use "locktite" Except on the rear upper "puck" mount for my RC 2.5" lift--

All the rest of the shockmounts/LCA/Track bar mounts are fine thread/w compromised nut threads and are torqued to 130 ftlbs --no need for locktite--

My Bushwacker "pocket" flares have been on for 2˝ yrs and because of the fine thread SS bolts, have never loosened EVER and thats a lotta bolts

Course you should have a maintenance schedule to "CHECK" bolts/nuts/torques, along with tire rotation and grease points--during oil change !!

Ain't these jeeps a "HOOT" ?

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Old 10-23-2011, 02:11 PM   #3
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Sounds good. I'll probably use it in some areas anyway...I'm kind've anal that way.


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I don't use "locktite" Except on the rear upper "puck" mount for my RC 2.5" lift--
All the rest of the shockmounts/LCA/Track bar mounts are fine thread/w compromised nut threads and are torqued to 130 ftlbs --no need for locktite--
My Bushwacker "pocket" flares have been on for 2˝ yrs and because of the fine thread SS bolts, have never loosened EVER and thats a lotta bolts

Course you should have a maintenance schedule to "CHECK" bolts/nuts/torques, along with tire rotation and grease points--during oil change !!

Ain't these jeeps a "HOOT" ?

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Old 10-23-2011, 02:13 PM   #4
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My Bushwacker "pocket" flares have been on for 2˝ yrs and because of the fine thread SS bolts, have never loosened EVER and thats a lotta bolts
JIMBO

You use the pocket flares?

I had you pegged for a flatties kinda guy.

I'm gonna have to re-work my mental image of you, Jimbo.
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:23 PM   #5
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Heh Heh, Oh Oh-


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You use the pocket flares?

I had you pegged for a flatties kinda guy.

I'm gonna have to re-work my mental image of you, Jimbo.
I don't BS and here I am 2 yrs ago



And this is what I drive



Plain as the nose on your face !

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Old 10-23-2011, 03:21 PM   #6
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Nice rig.

Hankooks and...what're the rims?
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:34 PM   #7
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Thanx, they're Procomp 8089 series-16x8"-4.5" BS

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Old 10-24-2011, 05:03 PM   #8
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Thought I'd bump this back up, see if I could get a more definitive answer.


When I install my Bushwacker flatties I'd like to use a little LocTite (blue) on the nuts / bolts to keep 'em tight. Will LocTite work with Nylok nuts?

Another potential problem is that the flares are made of TPO, which I believe is a form of thermoplastic. Will LocTite mess the flares up? Obviously I'm not going to spray the stuff around like a firehose, just put a few drops on nut & bolt threads. Still...Anybody done this?

A final question on LocTite: I'm going to use it on the nuts/bolts when I install my lift kit. However, since it is a liquid and takes awhile to dry (and, as a liquid, has the properties of a lubricant), will it affect my torque wrench readings?

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