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post #1 of 5 Old 11-02-2013, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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RK 2.5 X-factor install help

So we got 90% of the X factor installed today. The problem we ran into is on the rear upper control arms. The forward bolt has the nut with the weird angled bracket that it's welded to. We can't get that bolt started at all. Anyone have any tips? Thanks in advance.
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That's a pita bolt to get in. You'll need to have the bolt in the arm, but not through the frame and easily push that angled tab along the frame until you can engage the bolt into it.

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Absolute pain in the ass!!!!!! I found that after enough messing with it you get a "feel" for what is going on. I found that it's best to put the nut in and get the little tab welded to the top nut in the slot in the frame, push the nut flat against the frame where the bolt goes through, then carefully slide the bolt in until you feel it hit the nut and slowly and carefully move the nut while keeping it tight against the frame until you feel the bolt slide in. For me keeping the nut flat against the frame was the key.

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Thank y'all for the suggestions. Got her all back together and aligned. I still have to trim my stock fenders and pinch weld before I can take it on the trails.
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Looking good. Sorry we missed this thread while we were out at SEMA..

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