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Old 04-03-2017, 12:33 PM
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How is the rod end of the Falcon steering stab mounted?

I have a Teraflex monster track bar and stock bump stops; It uses all the up travel and compresses the bump stops just like a non-lifted JK -- Are there any clearance issues?

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How is the rod end of the Falcon steering stab mounted?

I have a Teraflex monster track bar and stock bump stops; It uses all the up travel and compresses the bump stops just like a non-lifted JK -- Are there any clearance issues?

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It replaces the trackbar bolt with the built in stud in end. There shouldn't be any clearance issues.
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It replaces the trackbar bolt with the built in stud in end. There shouldn't be any clearance issues.
In the install video below at time 3:00 it says to tighten the tackbar bolt/stud to 80 ft-lbs with an open-end wrench. 125 ft-lbs is OEM spec, is 80 tight enough?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xd1-6-nkzs&feature=youtu.be
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In the install video below at time 3:00 it says to tighten the tackbar bolt/stud to 80 ft-lbs with an open-end wrench. 125 ft-lbs is OEM spec, is 80 tight enough?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xd1-6-nkzs&feature=youtu.be
Yes sir, 80lbs is what that mounting hardware is spec'd for.
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Mr T, the reasoning: Torque specs comes from science more specifically Metallurgy. In simple terms it's used to test the strength and weakness of different metals and compounds of mixed metals. Every metal has a density and a stretch rate. With this said bolts made with different compounds of steel some times referred to as grades have a different stretch point. A torque specification is set to stay under or at the stretching point of that metal. Also I want to add that in many cases metals that have a higher density tend to have lower stretching rate(giving a bolt a higher torque spec) but have less strength(not always). With the newer metals being used many are lighter in weight and stretching rates higher but in most applications are actually stronger. Hope this helps a little.
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Mr T, the reasoning: Torque specs comes from science more specifically Metallurgy. In simple terms it's used to test the strength and weakness of different metals and compounds of mixed metals. Every metal has a density and a stretch rate. With this said bolts made with different compounds of steel some times referred to as grades have a different stretch point. A torque specification is set to stay under or at the stretching point of that metal. Also I want to add that in many cases metals that have a higher density tend to have lower stretching rate(giving a bolt a higher torque spec) but have less strength(not always). With the newer metals being used many are lighter in weight and stretching rates higher but in most applications are actually stronger. Hope this helps a little.
My question and concern relates to the compression force on the steel sleeve inside the trackbar bushing -- That's what holds the trackbar in place and keeps it from moving.

Less torque means that there is less compression force on the sides of the trackbar bushing sleeve against the trackbar mount, which causes me to question if this will increase the tendency for the trackbar to move under stress, displace metal, become loose, and perhaps cause death-wobble.
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