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Axle side of track bar bolt

Old 09-21-2015, 12:13 PM
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Default Axle side of track bar bolt

Seems I can't get this track bar to act right. About a week ago I put on a 3/4" spacer on the front springs to level it out some after putting bigger springs in the rear. Now my track bar bolt is wobbling again. Now when I say again, I mean it did it before when I put my adjustable track bar in and stopped when I had a proper alignment done. No issues for several months. Now after raising the front more it's doing it again. As you can see from the video it it wollowed out some. More so in the rear side of it. Now I was thinking of taking it back in for an alignment again and seeing if they can tighten it up again. I try to get it tightened up my self but the bolt is in as far as it will go. So I'm thinking when they align it, it's putting pressure on that bolt not allowing it to move, which isn't right. I read on here and some other forums where a grade 12.9 M10x1.5 75mm bolt will work if the hole is wollowed out, some drilling may be required to fit it in correctly.

This is the one I was looking at getting. A few other threads I've read suggest this bolt as well. The bolt that is in there now is a grade 8 bolt I found that would fit. I know it is not the correct one but it worked for the pinch I was in. And has been working until I raised the front more. I think the factory bolt is about a 9mm OD but I'm not sure. I want to get the correct bolt in before I take it back in for an alignment. Currently I have a 3" trailmaster lift on the front with Rubicon Express 3/4" spacers and ProComp 3 1/2" leaf springs in the rear. After I put the spacers on I checked my thrust angle and it seems to still be pretty close on each side. But I think maybe that little bit of extra height took the pressure off the bolt when the axle fell to the drivers side after lifting it more. Thoughts anyone? I want to get this right so I can move onto other things that need to be done to it without worrying about my track bar coming undone.

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