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Old 05-13-2013, 06:43 PM   #1111
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Check here for a place to get the Front end Bolt Upgrade Kit.

Checkout Ebay Item # 171040320692.

Only $ 50.00 + Shipping Appears to be Best Price available.

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I got mine for 1/2 that, but sure that will do it.

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Yeah, Northridge has the same kit for $40, plus they're a vendor.
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I just installed the Synergy grade 9 kit. My Jeep only had around 2500 miles. You could see the imprint of the stock bolts on the insides of the control arms. The difference between the bolts is pretty impressive. The grade 9 bolts are shoulder bolts and are a bit thicker. Torquing certain bolts was a pain. Glad I was able to get it done. I had have a friend who has a lift. We installed the kit on the lift and then tightened on the ground. There was a lot of trial and error. Synergy's instructions were a little vague, but through the process of elimination every bolt found its home! Took a lot of time (4hours) because of the 'what bolt goes where' issue. Synergy's kit is heavy duty, and is well worth the issues.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:10 AM   #1116
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I swapped mine out a while back and not a single problem since.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:57 PM   #1117
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Stock wrangler replaced everything in frontend to get rid of dw.Go with larger bolts on trackbar was last fix and realignment ok now.1,ooo bucks later thou.
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Well, I managed to get my LCAs done. Wow, those factory bolts were on there TIGHT.

Question regarding the new bolts and torqueing them. Instructions to torque to 130. This is my first time using a torque wrench but I like to think I'm pretty mechanically inclined. After torqueing to 130, the bolts feel snug, but not very tight. Is this to be expected, or did I do something dumb?
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Well, I managed to get my LCAs done. Wow, those factory bolts were on there TIGHT.

Question regarding the new bolts and torqueing them. Instructions to torque to 130. This is my first time using a torque wrench but I like to think I'm pretty mechanically inclined. After torqueing to 130, the bolts feel snug, but not very tight. Is this to be expected, or did I do something dumb?
Something aint right.. 130 ft pounds is pretty tight
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Not sure if anyone is familiar with this craftsman torque wrench or if the pic is clear, but I believe I have it correctly set to 130.


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Unless you are a monster, 130 lb-ft of torque should feel tight. I remember working underneath my Jeep with a 24" torque wrench and exerting a considerable amount of force. Simple math - two foot torque wrench for 130 lb-ft is 65 lbs of force - actually more, since I don't hold the wrench perfectly at the end. 70 lbs or so or force shouldn't feel "loose" to you.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:38 PM   #1122
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Very good thread, and I am convinced to install them on my new 2013 JKUR.

... My only concern is if it will void my new car warranty? Have any fellow forumers asked their Jeep dealer to install them, and what did the dealer say about the warranty?

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Not sure if anyone is familiar with this craftsman torque wrench or if the pic is clear, but I believe I have it correctly set to 130.
Looks like your wrench is in-lbs. The requirement is ft-lbs, correct?
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Looks like your wrench is in-lbs. The requirement is ft-lbs, correct?
Well, that makes sense. DUR!
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Not sure if anyone is familiar with this craftsman torque wrench or if the pic is clear, but I believe I have it correctly set to 130.


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Hum, the picture is not that clear, but I think I can read INCH POUNDS. You then need to multiply 130 foot pounds by 12 to get 1560 inch-pounds, which is far more that this torque wrench can handle. You got the wrong model!
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Well, I managed to get my LCAs done. Wow, those factory bolts were on there TIGHT.

Question regarding the new bolts and torqueing them. Instructions to torque to 130. This is my first time using a torque wrench but I like to think I'm pretty mechanically inclined. After torqueing to 130, the bolts feel snug, but not very tight. Is this to be expected, or did I do something dumb?
I'd check your torque wrench. It was all I could do to get some of the bolts to click at 130 foot pounds. In fact the lower rear brackets started to bend when we torquing. We had to put open ended wrenches on the brackets to keep them from bending.
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The brackets will bend. Normal at 125 ft lbs.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:35 PM   #1128
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Yeah. I'm a moron.


Picked up a new torque wrench. Will get it as tight as I can and will take It to the shop tomorrow.
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I was told we can go 140 so you can lean into it pretty good and not have issues.
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My working out is paying off. I was able to get the rear LCAs to 130. Now gonna tackle the front.
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I was told we can go 140 so you can lean into it pretty good and not have issues.
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I remember first doing our lifts and 125 seamed impossible
I bought a craftsman to replace my Harbor Freight that I felt was clicking off to early
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"She" doesn't talk remember ? Rofl :P
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"She" doesn't talk remember ? Rofl :P
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I must be a hoss and not know it. Was able to get all LCA bolts to 130.

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What? I went and got the correct wrench.

What ami missing?
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I am going to order some front-end bolts this Friday. Does anybody know if the rears should be done as well? I know the issue is front-end related, but it might not hurt to possibly tighten up the rear if there is play in that area as well.

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I am going to order some front-end bolts this Friday. Does anybody know if the rears should be done as well? I know the issue is front-end related, but it might not hurt to possibly tighten up the rear if there is play in that area as well.

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Some people will say but the bolts at a hardware store. Me? I'm lazy so I ordered the synergy kit.

It replaces all LCA and track bar bolts.

They also have a seperate kit for the UCAs.

I'd say at least do the track bars and LCAs. Just my opinion.
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Some people will say but the bolts at a hardware store. Me? I'm lazy so I ordered the synergy kit.

It replaces all LCA and track bar bolts.

They also have a seperate kit for the UCAs.

I'd say at least do the track bars and LCAs. Just my opinion.
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