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    Default Track Bar Hardware

    While trying to reinstall the rear track bar relocation bracket on my '03 TJ, I destroyed the threads on the original torx head track bar bolt on the rear axle. I have been trying to find replacement hardware for it online, but no such luck.

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    Go to the hardware store and get a grade 8 nut and bolt the same size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twojeeps View Post
    While trying to reinstall the rear track bar relocation bracket on my '03 TJ, I destroyed the threads on the original torx head track bar bolt on the rear axle. I have been trying to find replacement hardware for it online, but no such luck.
    Quote Originally Posted by devilnutz View Post
    Go to the hardware store and get a grade 8 nut and bolt the same size.

    For sure, take your junk torx bolt to Lowes or similar place and match it up to a nice hex bolt washers and nut (grade 8) and life will be much easier.
    I switched all my bumper, track bar bolts and such when replaced. TORX ARE BAD specially on the trail somewhere
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    Thanks for the heads-up all, problem solved.

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    Try boltdepot.com... they have everything. I've bought evrything I've ever needed there.
    Don't go to home depot or lowes, you probably won't find what you really need and if so much more than a grade 2 there, or very few selections in grade 5. Just get grade 8 and be done with it.

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    our lowes has a fair selection of grade 8, 5. Have a local hardware place that sells by the pound which is cool.
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    Just a watchout on Gr 8 from Home Depot, not sure on the others.

    But I should not be able to break a 1/2"x4" Gr 8 bolt with just a breaker bar, nowhere near torque ratings. Figured it was just a bad bolt, picked up another and did same thing. I won't touch a Home Depot Gr 8 again, as that was my Tie-rod that I wanted the shear strength on.

    I now order from Fastenal or Grainger in bulk and drop in bins, it's cheaper, better quality, and saves trips later.
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    China gr 8 does not = American gr 8. I had a conversion chart back when I was building engines and if I remember right the ch grade 8 =about Am grade 3.5 ish
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    That is why I said "Don't go to Home Depot or Lowes"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geroux View Post
    That is why I said "Don't go to Home Depot or Lowes"!
    what other places are there except for online?

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