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Torsion bolts- change for longer ones

Thread in 'Drivetrain: 4x2' started by Jose Ayala, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Jose Ayala

    Jose Ayala Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Good evening all.



    I received from Zabtech my torsion bolts, longer zize, last Friday and my question is,

    is there anything specific I need to make sure I follow/ do when rerplacing these bolts?



    Thank you Todd/ team for sending me the bolts as well as replacement bolts for roof racks.



    Jose
     
  2. swshawaii

    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Jose- Make sure you "unload" the ST by jacking it up by the FRAME. This will relieve tension on the TT bolts whien lifting. Also, make sure the torsion bolts are clean and use Loctite prior to installing.

    Regarding the replacement roof rack bolts, use silicone sealant. Bad place to have leaking.
     
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  3. Longracing25

    Longracing25 Member 2nd Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Do these longer bolts raise more with the twist. I raised my daughters 2wd with stock bolt twist...but of course its not enough. I had to replace cams though.
     
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  4. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    They can help if your bars are weak, or you bottomed out the OEM ones, But you have to decide if your loading the suspension too much at that point.
     

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