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Unread 06-06-2013, 05:16 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by PA_YJ19 View Post
don't re-use the stock bolts, go to the hardware store and get some grade 8 5/16s fine thread bolts that r the appropriate length. If i remember correctly they were 1 1/4 inch long when I bought mine. Also using these will allow u to use a 1/2 inch wrench to tighten them instead of a socket with the other type. While ur at it get a little lock washer for each on so u can tell if they r tight or loose, I use blue(medium strength) locktite on them too.
Just curious as to why you wouldn't re-use the stock bolts. It doesn't say in the service manuals that they are to be replaced upon use

Not calling you out, just curious as to your reasoning.

91 YJ, 350/700R4/231, 8.8/HPD30 with 3.73s, 6" SOA with 38" TSLs. If I ever see the previous owner again, I am going to curb stomp that meth-head brain dead crackpot.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 06:43 PM   #17
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Sall good, I stated my reason above. I guess I didn't make it clear, it's so u can use a half inch wrench. Just makes things way easier, no more worrying about stripping those stupid bolts when u have a grade 5 or 8 hex head on there. Those bolts r The most annoying ones on the jeep IMO. I have a cv shaft up front as well n it's a pain in the butt with metric getting them in and out without breaking. Also the stock bolts r only rated at grade 5, I've seen them break down in many of yokes. I'd rather not have to try and vise grip and back them out when they break out on the trail. Plus who wants to carry an 8mm wrench just for those bolts, I'd rather just grab for my 1/2inch wrench. I use ubolt style yokes at the differential, they also require a 1/2 wrench to get the nut off.
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