Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rock Slider Bolts

Okay, so we all get that one bonehead mistake of our lives, Right?  Or do we get multiple chances to make those mistakes?

My "what was I thinking?" mistake was made last week when I was installing my rock
sliders. After many suggestions to use Loctite threadlocker I headed out to the auto parts store. I purchased Loctite Super Glue -- Yikes --  I did not do the full amount of research necessary to realize there are many adhesives Loctite offers. 

Now --  my dilemma of should I try and take out the bolts and apply the real threadlocker or just leave it. 

Again after many suggestions from my
fellow Jeepers I decided to just leave the rock sliders as they are.  First --  I don't want to take any chances of breaking anything trying to get the bolts off again. Secondly -- I have heard from several serious Jeepers who don't use threadlocker at all and their rigs are fine.  These serious Jeepers rock crawl on the Rubicon so I figure my little itty bitty rock crawling should do just fine. Plus, the amount of highway driving I do is pretty slim.  My mom trips are just around town.

But as a back up I drew a line on the bolt and washer and will periodically check them to see if they are vibrating loose. Now it's time to move on back to earning money for my Jeep Parts fund.

      -- Simple Living! -- Enjoying Life! -The Jeep Momma Way --  

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