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Old 09-20-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Northridge grade 8 trackbar bolt help

I'm in the process of trying to install my Northridge grade 8 track bar and LCA bolts and I'm having two issues with my frame side front trackbar bolt.
1. Is the side with the nut supposed to face the front or the rear of the jeep. I know the stock nut side was toward the rear but the new bolt seems to extend far enough to the point that it looks like it may hit the axle when the tire is fully stuffed.
2. Are there supposed to be spacers between the trackbar bracket and the trackbar itself? When I torque the bolt to 125 ft lbs the frame side track bar bracket is bending like crazy. Is this normal?
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:06 AM   #2
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I'm in the process of trying to install my Northridge grade 8 track bar and LCA bolts and I'm having two issues with my frame side front trackbar bolt.
1. Is the side with the nut supposed to face the front or the rear of the jeep. I know the stock nut side was toward the rear but the new bolt seems to extend far enough to the point that it looks like it may hit the axle when the tire is fully stuffed.
2. Are there supposed to be spacers between the trackbar bracket and the trackbar itself? When I torque the bolt to 125 ft lbs the frame side track bar bracket is bending like crazy. Is this normal?
TIA
1. doesnt matter, whatever works best.

2. what trackbar do you have? most aftermarket trackbars have a bushing type up top, but a joint type may need a misalignment spacer. never seen that though. if it is stock you dont need anything, just the bar and the bracket.

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1. doesnt matter, whatever works best. 2. what trackbar do you have? most aftermarket trackbars have a bushing type up top, but a joint type may need a misalignment spacer. never seen that though. if it is stock you dont need anything, just the bar and the bracket.
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I prefer to put torque on the nut end when possible. Axle side is bolt head out (no choice) and my frame side is nut out.
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