Originally Posted by ROI
I installed my new RK lower control arms and front track bar this morning. I cant figure out how to torque the jam nuts down while keeping the joint from articulating. It says you have to keep it centered but when I tighten the jam nut the joint goes to one side. Any ideas on keeping it centered while torquing the jam nut? Also do I really have to tighten the 1" jam nuts to 250ft lbs? I don't have a crows foot that will fit the jam nut so I cant get my torque wrench on it. I was hoping I could just tighten them with a crescent wrench and breaker bar as tight as possible.. Frustrating day trying to figure this out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Jeeps sitting on lift in the shop while I figure this out..
I had same issue with my adjustable. What I did with mine was find out what the track bar length should measure from center to center of each bolt hole, before installing. Wrenches down on jam nut as far as I could to keep tight and used lock tight, then installed on jeep. Bolted axel side then had someone push on axel to get bar to line up with frame side. Tightened and then retightened again once on ground.