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Unread 07-14-2013, 10:47 PM   #1
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best place to get swaybar link bolt?

Put in my BB along with Bilsteins today, only issue I had was when I was torquing the bolt on the rear swaybar link it snapped. Can I just go to lowes or home depot and grab a comparable sized Grade 8 bolt or do I need to go to the dealer? Anyone know what size the bolt is? Don't think I want the 5 zipties as a permanent solution

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Unread 07-14-2013, 10:58 PM   #2
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I think Lowes grade 8 would be fine. Sway bar isn't weight bearing at all. The zip ties might even be enough lol
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Unread 07-15-2013, 12:44 AM   #3
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Well its load bearing enough for me to have seen the top mounts be pulled from the frame few times! Under quite a bit of force under fastIsh cornerIng. Don't think the ties will last that long!
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Unread 07-15-2013, 09:38 AM   #4
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Agreed, it is load bearing; just not weight bearing. So, if one is mindful to take it easy the zip ties *might* last :P

Still though grade 8 bolts are appropriate.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 09:44 AM   #5
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What's the proper size? I lost one myself last weekend, have 4 heavy duty zipties holding that side up now. I tried to pick up a 1/2" bolt but it was just a bit too big. Plus the nut is still attached on the other side, so the proper stock bolt size would really be ideal. Looks like it's maybe 10 or 11mm?
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Unread 07-15-2013, 03:31 PM   #6
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The stock bolt has a special shoulder on it. I doubt grade 8 would work.

Take out your non broken bolt and you'll see what I mean.

Order from Kolak if you can wait. Otherwise.... Dealer only item.
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