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Old 02-09-2014, 07:37 PM
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Track bar bolt?

I understand the problem and read the threads on the metric bolts for the 9/16th hole and as I understand it I need to replace those bolts with grade 8 9/16x3" with a shoulder. Question is should this be done on all JK's or just lifted JK's. I have already put 7k on this jeep since x-mas and will be putting another 25k by the end of summer when I put a lift on it, should I just go ahead and change them out now or wait until I do the lift.
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I personally think they're snake oil. If they're properly torqued the factory bolts are fine. Its only when people dont keep up with keeping them at the correct torque do they start moving around and wallowing out bushings.

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If your Jeep is stock the leave those bolts alone. Upgrade them when you install a lift.
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I disagree. At minimum the two front track bar bolts and torqued to 125-140
You do not have to buy the whole kit. I've seen chewed up bushings with little miles including my own. Safe assurance IMO
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It's just a simple remove and replace of the bolts correct? No need for changing bushings at this point.
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It's just a simple remove and replace of the bolts correct? No need for changing bushings at this point.
Correct. Depending on the year (07-11 or 12-14)
The upper frame bolt is still going to be 14mm in 12-14 but shouldered. If you look at the contents of the Northridge kit. Both are included.
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Got it metric on top and SAE on bottom. I was just going to go to the local hardware store, they have a fantastic bolt supply.
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Got it metric on top and SAE on bottom. I was just going to go to the local hardware store, they have a fantastic bolt supply.
Yep !!

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