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post #1 of 5 Old 03-04-2014, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Shift tower bolt size

Seem to have misplaced the shift tower bolts for my ax15. Anyone know off hand what size those bolts are??
The 4 bolts that hold the shift tower to the trans.


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post #2 of 5 Old 03-04-2014, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Didn't go ad any but I found this online in case anyone else has the same problem

They are just regular 8MM X 1.25 thread pitch bolts. The 2 on the passenger are standard bolts, about 30MM long. The 2 on the driver's side have a "stud" built into the head about 20MM tall. You could use a 50MM bolt with the head cut off and 2 nuts (1 to fasten the shift tower & 1 to attach the T-case shifter bracket) for each of the driver's side bolts.

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Can't confirm the 8 X 1.25 until I get home and check the transmissions I have laying in the garage. Yes, 2 of them have a threaded stud above the head, but on mine, I have not had anything that connects on top of those threaded studs like a wire loom, etc. Truthfully I have not had to pull anything off of there on the numerous AX 15s I have yanked so I don't really know their purpose. I wouldn't mind someone telling me what the intended purpose is. Unless your setup was different, you can just go with standard hex heads and call it good.

I have seen these type fasteners referred to as Hex head stud bolts.

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On an AX5 at least, the studded bolts are there to attach the transfer case shifter.
On the AX15 I used them the same way to make the AX5 transfer case shifter work on the AX15.
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On an AX5 at least, the studded bolts are there to attach the transfer case shifter.
On the AX15 I used them the same way to make the AX5 transfer case shifter work on the AX15.
Interesting.........I haven't pulled off an AX 5 yet. Thanks for posting in.

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