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Old 02-28-2013, 04:51 PM   #1021
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Hmm.. are you sure it says all bolts? I seem to recall it only saying that for the jam nuts, specifically -- which IS a good idea.

Maybe the older instructions were different?

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Old 02-28-2013, 06:27 PM   #1022
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I just checked the instructions and they are the old crappy version. I had called RK to check on a few things and asked them if I should loctite all bolts. I made a notation of their answer and it was to do them all. Maybe a little misunderstanding on their part what I was asking. Just to clear it up, the instructions only say to loctite the jam nuts. No harm though as I will re-torque in a couple hundred miles and then eventually replace all factory bolts. I am glad I have these threads to turn to.

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I just checked the instructions and they are the old crappy version. I had called RK to check on a few things and asked them if I should loctite all bolts. I made a notation of their answer and it was to do them all. Maybe a little misunderstanding on their part what I was asking. Just to clear it up, the instructions only say to loctite the jam nuts. No harm though as I will re-torque in a couple hundred miles and then eventually replace all factory bolts. I am glad I have these threads to turn to.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:11 PM   #1024
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I just checked the instructions and they are the old crappy version. I had called RK to check on a few things and asked them if I should loctite all bolts. I made a notation of their answer and it was to do them all. Maybe a little misunderstanding on their part what I was asking. Just to clear it up, the instructions only say to loctite the jam nuts. No harm though as I will re-torque in a couple hundred miles and then eventually replace all factory bolts. I am glad I have these threads to turn to.
Excellent plan! How do you like the MT kit? Any other issues?

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:25 PM   #1025
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Other than the crap instructions? Lol I love it. Perfect ride and the height is just right. I think I'm trimming my fenders a bit to give it a meaner look.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:08 PM   #1026
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I replaced the bolts in the front trac bar today. What a pain in the ass. The drivers side stock bolt took me forever to get out. After getting it out found that the trac bar bushing had been crushed at one end. Had to ream it to get the 9/16" bolt shank thru it...Once that was done, took me a few minutes to install the 9/16" bolts...Next week will be the rear....they look a lot easier to get to.
The bolts I used had to be 3.5" so the shank on them would extend thru the bracket as well. Did have to cut 1/2" off the driver's side so nothing would hit though.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:29 PM   #1027
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I picked up a set of the Northridge 4x4 bolts and they now (probably for a while) inlcude two 14mm blts as well, are these for the front track bar? I was planning on finally getting around to installing these after having on the bolts sit around for a few weeks.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #1028
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I picked up a set of the Northridge 4x4 bolts and they now (probably for a while) inlcude two 14mm blts as well, are these for the front track bar? I was planning on finally getting around to installing these after having on the bolts sit around for a few weeks.
Disregard found it elsewhere, apparently the 14mm are for the frame side track bar bolt on the 12+ JKS.
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Disregard found it elsewhere, apparently the 14mm are for the frame side track bar bolt on the 12+ JKS.
Correct, I believe that is the only place that the fine folks at Jeep drilled the correct sized hole.
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So finally changed my stock bolts. My track bar was chewed up.
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Rear track Bar

Got new shocks and noticed that rear track bar bolt was missing. Got new bolt, but now can't get the track bar to line up with the bracket. Any advice on what to move,loosen or jack?
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Got new shocks and noticed that rear track bar bolt was missing. Got new bolt, but now can't get the track bar to line up with the bracket. Any advice on what to move,loosen or jack?
Ratchet strap or stapS. Done deal!
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Got It

Got it done. Thanks.
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Got it done. Thanks.
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Don't like sounding stupid, but here goes...


Ordered the kit from synergy and it just arrived. Now, is it self explanatory in regards to what goes where? As it stands, I'm clueless.
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Don't like sounding stupid, but here goes...

Ordered the kit from synergy and it just arrived. Now, is it self explanatory in regards to what goes where? As it stands, I'm clueless.
The instructuons are online if you need them.
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The instructuons are online if you need them.
Ill look em up as I obviously need them. LOL

EDIT: found 'em: http://synergysuspension.com/instruc...UCTIONS-V1.pdf
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Ill look em up as I obviously need them. LOL

EDIT: found 'em: http://synergysuspension.com/instruc...UCTIONS-V1.pdf
That's them! I used those instructions to install my Northridge bolt kit which came w/ nothing
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That's them! I used those instructions to install my Northridge bolt kit which came w/ nothing
Of course, now I have to buy a torque wrench, but I've been looking for an excuse to get one.
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Of course, now I have to buy a torque wrench, but I've been looking for an excuse to get one.
Harbor Freight if u have one near. Always on sale for about $11 and they get pretty decent reviews.
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Harbor Freight if u have one near. Always on sale for about $11 and they get pretty decent reviews.
I'm a craftsman fanboy so picked one up at sears this afternoon. May use this as an excuse to get an air ratchet for my compressor.

Got have a way to get the original bolts off.
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I'm a craftsman fanboy so picked one up at sears this afternoon. May use this as an excuse to get an air ratchet for my compressor.

Got have a way to get the original bolts off.
That's my next tool purchase. I've never had an air tool (after I decide on an air compressor).

breaker bar is a must for the bolt mod if u dont have one. I think I got that idea from Ken.
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I do have a breaker bar.
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I do have a breaker bar.
You just reminded me I have an adjustable wrench stuck to the axle side of the track bar. Been there 2 weeks and it's a BEOTCH to get off.
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I never owned a vehicle that I wanted to fully "learn" before. -none have been worthy.
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You just reminded me I have an adjustable wrench stuck to the axle side of the track bar. Been there 2 weeks and it's a BEOTCH to get off.
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That's my next tool purchase. I've never had an air tool (after I decide on an air compressor).

breaker bar is a must for the bolt mod if u dont have one. I think I got that idea from Ken.
I bought a small craftsman compressor years ago. My regret is not bumping up to something over 20 gallons. I only push 2.4cfm @ 90psi. Spend the bucks and go as big as you can afford.
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$39.50 for a complete set at Alamo Bolt and Screw, ( local mom and pop shop )
33.00 shipped from this place: Chrome Bolts, Stainless Steel Bolts, Metric Bolts, Socket Head Cap Screws, Grade 8 Bolts, F911 Bolts

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That's my next tool purchase. I've never had an air tool (after I decide on an air compressor).

breaker bar is a must for the bolt mod if u dont have one. I think I got that idea from Ken.
This one?

24" breaker bar from HF. Perfect for solo torquing (anchored against ground)

$10-$12 IIRC
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