|Yesterday 09:02 AM|
I got mine from this Ebay ad and had it the next day. Ships same day Priority mail. CHEAPER than Fastenal prices.
There are 2 bolt kits listed on EBAY.
2012 and Newer JK and JKU
Ebay # 171057141109
$ 58.50 + shipping 8.50
2007-2011 JK and JKU
Ebay # 171040320692
$ 50.00 + shipping 8.50
|04-03-2014 11:49 AM|
|bcsnave||I bought mine from Fastenal also...it is the same price as the Northridge...but I have them for this weekend|
|04-01-2014 04:28 PM|
I didn't buy a kit. I bought the bolts and washers, etc. from Fastenal. I just gave them a list per what was on Page 2 of this thread so I am assuming I don't have enough bolts to also do the upper control arms.
|04-01-2014 10:15 AM|
Here's the video that shows the difference in factory vs the correct bolt for the application!
|04-01-2014 08:24 AM|
|04-01-2014 12:55 AM|
|lando76||The Northridge kit only supplies the lower Cas and track bar bolts. If you want to do the uppers, Synergy has that kit. I just did my lowers and trackbars a couple days ago. Double check the stock bolts aren't spinning on you. Mine did and I needed a breaker bar to lodge the other side. I'm a big guy and torquing the new bolts to 125 ftlbs was no easy task.|
|03-31-2014 11:49 PM|
Now I am confused! I bought the bolts per the list provided on page 2 of this thread. I thought at that time I would have the hardware needed to replace the track bar bolts, upper control arms and lower control arms but now looking again at that list - it doesn't specify upper control arms....
This is all rearing its ugly head again because my darling husband has not had the time to perform this task for me and then when he tried this past weekend he couldn't get the original bolts loose so he suggested I take it to our favorite mechanic and see how much he would charge.
So that brings about the question that I am not changing out the upper control arm bolts? Just the lower control arm bolts and the track bar bolts??
|03-31-2014 06:13 PM|
|03-31-2014 05:52 PM|
|03-31-2014 04:25 PM|
|microage97||Same here, but I went with my own bolt kit. One thing you are going to want to change out as well is the crappy, undersized stock shock bolts. My shock slip a bit in the shackle then then rattle and pop / clank after mild wheeling. I believe 9/16 shoulder bolts are in order there.|
|03-31-2014 04:24 PM|
Heres a trick. Use a longer breaker bar as a anchor like I did here. Use the ground or anywhere on the frame. Makes solo torquing a lot easier.
FYI... You can put the stands under the axles (same as w/ tires on the ground)
|03-31-2014 04:15 PM|
|Wingsnut72||I've had my Synergy Grade 9 Bolt Kit for about a year now. I check them every couple months, and none have slipped out of the torque spec yet. These kits really give you piece of mind while on the trail/street.|
|03-30-2014 08:19 PM|
You can use jack stands, just make sure they are holding the axles and not the frame. This will give you more room down there to maneuver.
|03-30-2014 07:51 PM|
|xzy||It's not that bad laying on the ground. I didn't use a torque wrench. I tightened them as much as possible and called it good.|
|03-30-2014 07:42 PM|
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|03-27-2014 08:41 AM|
|03-27-2014 08:24 AM|
|03-26-2014 07:23 PM|
|Dwoodworker||I have read a few pages of this thread not all and this question may have been answered. I have new 2014 where are these bolts and what torque should they be tightened to? I know its track bar bolts but where are these? What do they look like? Thanks|
|03-26-2014 06:43 PM|
|bhoth||Great thread, thanks for the heads up! I just ordered a bolt upgrade set from Northridge!|
|03-26-2014 06:18 PM|
I'll try to dig up that video I've posted a number of times.
|03-26-2014 06:14 PM|
|03-26-2014 05:40 PM|
|03-26-2014 05:35 PM|
|Fr8dawg||I think this will be my first mod on my new jeep. Question: would the stealership install these bolts for me?|
|02-28-2014 06:29 PM|
going to add a 7/8ths wrench to that list to make things a bit easier on some trackbar bolts..maybe a 21/22 is *close enough* but the synergy kit nuts for the track bars are 7/8ths and i dont think a socket is going to fit in there so might as well have the wrench
has anyone actually NEEDED a 21mm DEEP socket anywhere ? yes a 21mm socket is needed all over the place but i'm about half way through (lower control arms) and have not hit anything that is going to need a deep socket on that
|02-28-2014 07:59 AM|
I have a very similar set up on my 2012 Sahara and went with the Synergy kit for piece of mind while doing those mods.
Note, the stock bolts didn't feel nearly as tight when removing them as retorquing the new kit, yikes!
|02-27-2014 08:37 PM|
|02-27-2014 08:31 PM|
|Mr Bill||If I do not have a lift kit on my (2013, 2-dr, manual) but have installed Bubi shocks and heavier OEM springs, is there a need to replace OEM bolts with Northridge kit?|
|02-22-2014 05:37 AM|
|2013 Moab||I see, in that case I'll get them from northridge and be done with all of it, thanks for the info.|
|02-22-2014 01:10 AM|
A 14mm 8.8 would be a downgrade from the stock 10.9 bolt.
Northridge buys those bolts kits by the hundreds or thousands directly from the bolt manufacturer.
You get 24 9/16" washers, 8 9/16" 4" bolts, 4 9/16" 3" bolts, 12 stover locknuts, and 2 14 mm 3" bolts, 2 14 mm stover locknuts, and 2 14 mm washers for less than $45.
That works out to around $3.75 for each bolt/washers/locknut set you'll be using.
At boltdepot.com, the 4 9/16" 18 3" would cost $8.92, a box of 25 9/16" washers would cost $6.94, the 8 4" bolts would cost $26.48, and the "stover" prevailing torque lock nuts would cost $4.44. Total cost before shipping, $46.78. If you have a newer jeep and needed to substitute in 2 metric nuts for $2.34, 2 washers for $0.74, and 2 80mm fine thread bolts for $7.22, you would have spent more than the $46.78 before shipping--and I couldn't find a 14mm x 1.5mm "stover' metric prevailing lock nut, only 14mm x 2 mm.
I couldn't find equivalent sizes on grainger.com in the right size, grade 8 or metric 10.9.
They cost more on fastenal.com than boltdepot.com.
You buy them from Northridge4x4, and they prepackaged are $44.95, with free shipping if the combined order is over $70--down from $100.
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