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post #1 of 15 Old 11-04-2013, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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HD Front LCA Bracket too large for Cam Bolt

Hey Guys,

I am replacing my front lower control arm brackets and the hole for the cam bolt looks like the wrong diameter.

The cam bolts I got from napa look like 9/16th and seem to match my stock ones fairly well.

But the HD LCA bracket hole looks too big.

Here some measurements in mm.

cam bolt diameter 13.78mm
cam bolt diameter from flat 10.61mm

LCA bracket diameter 16mm


So if i had the cam bolt centered(like how it was before i removed the bracket)
I would have a gap of 16mm-10.61mm = 5.4 mm

that seems like a lot of wiggle room up and down?

Thanks,
Justin

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post #2 of 15 Old 11-05-2013, 05:30 AM
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you haven't filled out your profile.....maybe do that so we can help you?

is there any reason you need cam bolts? do you not have adjustable lower control arms?

finally, as long as you torque the bolt to spec and keep the surface of washers on "land", you'll be fine.
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you haven't filled out your profile.....maybe do that so we can help you?

is there any reason you need cam bolts? do you not have adjustable lower control arms?

finally, as long as you torque the bolt to spec and keep the surface of washers on "land", you'll be fine.
Whether or not that slot will work with the extra width that it has depends on the control arm he is using. I don't know that I would be comfortable using that with JJ's even though they have more surface area at the end the bolt sleeves.

I wouldn't use them, not enough area to get proper clamping and some arms the bolt sleeve would just about fit right through that slot.

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sorry I have a 1999 TJ with a 4" short fixed arm procomp kit. I just need a quick fix to get back down a washboard road to the beach. No more wheeling. I was thinking i could weld a bead down the top flat section of the oblong cam hole. But is that overkill? On my stock lca bracket I had a fixed centered washer and the fit was much tighter top to bottom.
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Can you contact the company that that made those brackets and see if they make any for a TJ?
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Yeah I contacted the seller and he said thats how they are supposed to be
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Are we sure those are not for the rear uppers?
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Are we sure those are not for the rear uppers?
Not only do the uppers have a smaller bolt and mounting width than the lowers, none of the mounts look even close to that.
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just buy LCA mounts from Iron rock offroad no need for cam bolts.

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Yeah I contacted the seller and he said thats how they are supposed to be
The seller is very mistaken in that assessment.

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also i'd listen to Mrblaine and unlimited04 they know what they are talking about.

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Yeah I contacted the seller and he said thats how they are supposed to be
Sure if they were made to use with 18mm ford superduty bushings.
The pro comp bushing sleave will likely take the shape of the slotted hole and pinch the cold cut ring.

I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable


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just buy LCA mounts from Iron rock offroad no need for cam bolts.
I personally would want the cams for a 4" lift using stock uppers and 16" fixed lowers to get the caster closer to 5 or more. The smaller the tire is the more it matters. It may be "a jeep", i want them to drive like a car.

I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable


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I have an 06 and mine didn't even come with caster bolts

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I have an 06 and mine didn't even come with caster bolts
none do. provisions to use them are there from the factory.

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