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Old 08-18-2016, 12:20 PM
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Just get you a big ole crescent wrench or open end from Harbor Freight and go to town. I say HF in this instance because they will rarely be used for someone that isn't constantly doing installs.
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^That's what I use. Never had one come loose yet. The two footer. I've had joints come out though. You buy a Wrangler and all of a sudden you need monster sizes of every tool you already have. It's like having a tractor I would imagine.

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Originally Posted by karls10jk View Post
Was that from Goody? The pic looks familiar and I've got a few of these that I've been asked to double-check.
No kjeeper haha I got the idea from him.

I don't like using a regular crescent wrench because of the slop. They don't seem to grab the not tight rounding off the edges or slipping.
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I was asking about the jig, but I'm on the same page- having that crescent slip is tough. They don't fit well on the track bar nuts either.
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Originally Posted by karls10jk View Post
I was asking about the jig, but I'm on the same page- having that crescent slip is tough. They don't fit well on the track bar nuts either.
I made the jig. Goody used a jig similar to stock mounting points. This means he had to use spacers to prevent the joint from twisting.
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The only arms I tightened on the jeep,
rear uppers. I used pieces of metal to keep the joints centered
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
I don't like using a regular crescent wrench because of the slop. They don't seem to grab the not tight rounding off the edges or slipping.
Never had that problem even with the cheap HF wrench. Never came loose, never slipped.

Now I'm wondering if I tighten them enough. I don't kill myself on it. Whatever a 180 pound guy at 2 feet comes out to. Maybe 200 lbs. with the extra foot of leverage.
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Also you can torque stripe them after tightening. Then you can just glance at them for a quick and easy way to check to make sure nothing is loose.
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Originally Posted by PsychoCupcake View Post
Also you can torque stripe them after tightening. Then you can just glance at them for a quick and easy way to check to make sure nothing is loose.
This is what I do on almost every bolt and nut. Makes checking things easy.
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Originally Posted by PsychoCupcake View Post
Also you can torque stripe them after tightening. Then you can just glance at them for a quick and easy way to check to make sure nothing is loose.
Is that when you make a mark over the nut and a neighbor surface and see later if they budge?
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