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Old 03-18-2016, 09:42 PM
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Question LCA and TB Bolt Upgrade Process Question

I have been sitting on the Northridge grade 8 bolt kit for the LCAs and TBs for quite some time and I am planning on finally installing them tomorrow. Is it possible to install these while the Jeep is on the ground? My thought process is that I can take off the TB and then do one LCA at a time and then reinstall the TB at the end. Is there something that I am not thinking about to where this method would not work? Thanks in advance!

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Sure. It's a little tight getting some oomph on the bolts/nuts when retorqueing. I did mine like that. If I can do it, anyone can do it!

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Sure. It's a little tight getting some oomph on the bolts/nuts when retorqueing. I did mine like that. If I can do it, anyone can do it!
Perfect, thank you. Just wanted to make sure that nothing was going to rotate on me and I end up with a big mess on my hands.
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I really don't see why you'd need to drop the TB first. I'd say unbolt one end, replace said bolt, move on to other side...replace...tighten, move along. Don't forget beer breaks.
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I really don't see why you'd need to drop the TB first. I'd say unbolt one end, replace said bolt, move on to other side...replace...tighten, move along. Don't forget beer breaks.
Well I will be replacing the TB bolts as well, so I figured there would be less bind on the LCA bolts if the TB was removed. Would that not be the case? And yes, beer breaks are a must when working on the Jeep.
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Well I will be replacing the TB bolts as well, so I figured there would be less bind on the LCA bolts if the TB was removed. Would that not be the case? And yes, beer breaks are a must when working on the Jeep.
I don't see it being a issue. I had to readjust my LCA'S a couple of weeks ago, left the TB on and it wasn't a big deal. I just put my knee on the tire and roll it a tad to get the holes to line up.

It won't hurt to take the TB off either

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