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Old 04-23-2013, 05:26 PM   #1051
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This one?

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

$10-$12 IIRC
Yes, it's worth $50!

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Old 04-23-2013, 06:02 PM   #1052
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Agree x10

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Old 04-25-2013, 11:20 AM   #1053
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:36 PM   #1054
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Well I was going to replace the bolts today. Never got the first bolt off. Those suckers are on tight as hell. Will tackle again when time permits.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:01 PM   #1055
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I have not made it through all the threads yet. Would someone mind telling me why Chrysler has not just replaced the bolt? It seems like such a simple, cheap fix.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:09 PM   #1056
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I have not made it through all the threads yet. Would someone mind telling me why Chrysler has not just replaced the bolt? It seems like such a simple, cheap fix.
No good answer, it's never been addressed by Chrysler to my knowledge.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:30 AM   #1057
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I will be changing mine out and to inspect for any damage. I found that my alignment was off pretty bad and was the cause of some bad shimmies and near dear wobbles. Got it aligned and new tires and runs like it should. Still going to do the plannman's DW inspection to make sure all is still ok.

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So I should do this on my 2013 sooner rather than later?
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:11 AM   #1059
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If you want a good breaker bar ( that will double as the best tire iron you have ever used) get this.

Gorilla Automotive 1721 Telescoping Power Wrench - Standard Socket : Amazon.com : Automotive

I love mine, use it all the time. The angle and the telescoping makes removing any bolt a cinch. If I need a straight breaker, I just use a big ratchet and slide half a jack handle over it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:13 AM   #1060
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I have a 2' breaker bar. Just working at an odd angle and can't get much leverage and the exhaust is in the way so I'm working with a long crescent wrench. Will just slip a pipe over it for torque.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:54 AM   #1061
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Breaker bars????....You girly men need to hit up the gym every once in a while!
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:25 AM   #1062
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I have a 2' breaker bar. Just working at an odd angle and can't get much leverage and the exhaust is in the way so I'm working with a long crescent wrench. Will just slip a pipe over it for torque.
I have an 1.5 breaker bar and use a pipe if needed. Works great. I can even break a bolt head off if needed.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:46 AM   #1063
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Something like this sounds like it could be a recall issue.
Could cost Crystler ALOT doing warranty work, and with
lawsuits from failed units.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:40 PM   #1064
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Breaker bars? U use impact guns whenever I can.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #1065
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Well this isn't fun. Can't get the first bolt off. 3 attempts and no joy. Even my impact wrench won't budge the damn thing.

At this rate I'm gonna have to pay a shop to do it and I hate paying people to do what should be an easy job. Ugh.
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Well this isn't fun. Can't get the first bolt off. 3 attempts and no joy. Even my impact wrench won't budge the damn thing.

At this rate I'm gonna have to pay a shop to do it and I hate paying people to do what should be an easy job. Ugh.
You can't break the nut loose, or the bolt is binding in the trackbar bushing?
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:09 PM   #1067
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You can't break the nut loose, or the bolt is binding in the trackbar bushing?
It's the body end of the drivers side LCA. That stupid exhaust loop won't let me get a socket on the nut. Having to use a crescent wrench so i can't get any leverage on it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:15 AM   #1068
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Its been a while since I purchased the bolts, and the wobbles are starting (stock vehicle) so the bolt swap will be happening this week. I browsed this very long thread from the start. To recap, vehicle on the ground, use impact gun or breaker bar to loosten, tq wrench to tighten, and loctite the bolts. I dont recall the tq specs, so can someone save me from digging through this thread by posting them?

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Old 05-09-2013, 08:30 AM   #1069
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125# is the spec.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:51 AM   #1070
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For torque, this is an external link, but it is very good, so here it is: Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource » Jeep JK Wrangler Torque Settings

Everything is in there.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:01 AM   #1071
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Breaker bars????....You girly men need to hit up the gym every once in a while!
Haha, this guy just bought a Craftsman electric impact wrench for these situations... Works like butta
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Haha, this guy just bought a Craftsman electric impact wrench for these situations... Works like butta
I did the same, Craftsman, except I got one that runs off my air compressor. Still can't break open the first bolt.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:48 AM   #1073
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Really? I used my 12V 47.00 kawasaki model to change them all except the axle side track bar one. Not enough space for it. I guess it is going to be breaker bar time on that guy. The issue I had is that there isn't enough leverage room for me to use the torque wrench. Just tightened them tight with the impact.
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Harbor freight $12 or so 24" breaker bar

I was using it here to actually hold the nut while torquing the bolt.
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Im not the sharpest tool in the shed but I think you want to take torque readings on the nut and not the bolt.
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Im not the sharpest tool in the shed but I think you want to take torque readings on the nut and not the bolt.
You are correct. In not sure how much it matters. Stock you have no choice for some of the bolts with flag nuts.
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And new '13 JK's are still being delivered with 14mm bolts...amazing.

Great thread, thanks for all the great information!
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:54 PM   #1078
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Ok. Moron here.

How the heck to do the "forward" bolts on the rear UCAs?
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Well you need a wrench for the pass side and the other was normal I believe.
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Well you need a wrench for the pass side and the other was normal I believe.
Well turns out I may have the wrong kit as I don't have the nut tabs. Ugh b

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