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Unread 08-16-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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Wj Anyone else dislike their JKS ADJ Trackbar???

I think I hate my JKS ADJ TRACKBAR...that damn nut never stays tight, and there's always some clunking coming from it!

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Unread 08-16-2010, 04:53 PM   #2
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How tight are your torquing it down it?
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Unread 08-16-2010, 09:57 PM   #3
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not sure, take it to Firestone for the lifetime alignment. I think there should be a second nut on there once it is aligned so it can be tightened as well to keep it from coming loose
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Unread 08-16-2010, 10:13 PM   #4
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Nope - no second nut needed. And I HIGHLY doubt they are tightening it down. At least the Firestones around here don't touch anything except the tierod when aligning a WJ. Get down there yourself and torque that bugger to 80 ft-lbs (with a torque wrench).
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Unread 08-16-2010, 10:21 PM   #5
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I have a 1/2 drive torque ratchet...
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Unread 08-16-2010, 10:43 PM   #6
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Whats wrong with that?
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Unread 08-17-2010, 11:05 AM   #7
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Whats wrong with that?
It's not a wrench...you can't fit a socket over a nut that has both ends of the bolt attached to something...
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Unread 08-17-2010, 11:08 AM   #8
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I just torque the snot out of mine with a big wrench. You aren't going to break the nut or trackbar.
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Unread 08-17-2010, 11:09 AM   #9
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I torque mine at 75 pounds. Then its stopped making noise.
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Unread 08-17-2010, 11:11 AM   #10
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Do you guys know what size nut/wrench it is? I'll just have to go buy one right now!
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Unread 08-17-2010, 11:13 AM   #11
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I torque mine to bubba tight. However, after being so tight and miles and miles driven, they are seized. Maybe a dab of anti-seize is in order for future removal?
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Unread 08-17-2010, 11:35 AM   #12
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mine used to come loose all the time too. i ended up throwing a pipe wrench on it and cranking the **** out of it. never came loose since
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Unread 08-17-2010, 02:21 PM   #13
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HA ryan you kill me i impacted my bolts in and used nylok nut to keep that SOB from coming loose even used KOR durometer bushings to help too Everythread ive seen says put them on BUBBA tight.

on the jamb nut i used a Snap-on wrench 1 1/2" and jumped on it haha. aka bumba tight
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Unread 08-22-2010, 09:13 AM   #14
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tried the pipe wrench yesterday, I think it was too big becacuse there was no room to turn the wrench once it was on...the other bars were in the way...so back to my grand fathers tool box it is, maybe there's an old wrench in there that will fit proper.
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after i tighten them i tack weld the nut to the bar.not the nut to the threads.it always seemed to come loose in the woods no matter how tight it was.
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