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KevinNJ 02-06-2013 06:46 AM

How often do you torque everything down?
The reason I ask, I had my front control arms and track bar replaced back in September. I torqued down after the first 100 miles, and then checked after about another 1000 miles and every so often after. This weekend I was about to get on the highway and my steering went on me. Got underneath and the track bar was hanging. Now I'm not sure if the bolt broke or if it came loose and backed out, but that was scary enough for me :eek:.

Just wanted to see how often you all check the torque on your bolts?

UFOtestpilot 02-06-2013 09:43 AM

I usually use blue loctite on suspension mounting bolts. Other than adjustment bolts that is.

cmecha 02-06-2013 09:49 AM

never. or when something breaks

Imped 02-06-2013 09:51 AM

I keep all suspension bolts clean and antiseize, no loctite. I don't care for either in those applications. As long as the fasteners are properly torqued, they shouldn't just "back out." A front track bar becoming completely disconnected is extremely dangerous and could be you surely know, you lose practically all steering input since the track bar provides most of the leverage for the steering back to push against. There's no reason to check bolts more than every few long as they're properly torqued and the parts are in good condition, they're not going anywhere.

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