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Offline Black Betty

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XJ suspension bolt list
« on: April 12, 2015, 06:36:37 PM »
I searched high and low for all the nuts and bolts needed to install a lift kit on my XJ.

Figured I'd post this up so others don't have to do as much digging.

The bolts I used were standard bolts, no flange heads so I added a washer to either side.  I have included nuts for the bar pin side of the shocks as like most, mine broke and I needed to fish new ones through the unibody.  Some of these bolts may be a little shorter then factory, but unlike the factory bolts, these were cold rolled threads and they didn't go all the way down the bolt.

I have confirmed each and every one of these.

ALL HARDWARE IS GRADE 10.9!  I have been told 10.9 is stronger then grade 8, feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

4- Upper control arms- M10x1.5x80mm (4 nuts required)
4- Lower Control arms- M14x2.0x120mm (4 nuts required)
4- Leaf springs/ shackles- M14x2.0x110mm (2 nuts required at shackle, frame side eye is welded nut)
4- Front sway bar at frame- M10x1.5x30mm
16- Shocks at bar pins- M8x1.25x35mm (with nuts, 4x lock washers if your rear bolts break and you have to go fishing)
1- Track bar bolt- M10x1.5x70mm (try to reuse factory nut)
2- Front sway bar end link stud at axle- M12x1.75 nuts
2- lower shock stud at rear axle- M12x1.75 nuts
2- front spring retainer- M8x1.25x25mm

06 wk-soccer mom mobile aka Betty J
99 xj- Black Betty, 2" OME lift
94 yj- needs to be lifted aka Betty Rubble

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Re: XJ suspension bolt list
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 09:15:45 PM »
This would make a great sticky..... mods?
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Offline raf2379

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Re: XJ suspension bolt list
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 07:29:50 AM »
I'm an SAE type of a guy.  :D

Offline Black Betty

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Re: XJ suspension bolt list
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 10:02:55 AM »
I'm an SAE type of a guy.  :D

I don't think anything factory would fit in your "XJ" any longer Raf.
06 wk-soccer mom mobile aka Betty J
99 xj- Black Betty, 2" OME lift
94 yj- needs to be lifted aka Betty Rubble

Stupid hurts

Offline TL-Iguana

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Re: XJ suspension bolt list
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2015, 01:28:37 PM »
Being metric hardware primarily, its harder to find.

Best place in town for Metric hardware that I have found also offers a discount to CJA members thx to Black Betty

Quest industrial
1259 Highfield Cres SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5M2
(403) 287-7900

Best selection of Metric in the city.
I did a Google search for "hot trannies" but nothing came up about oil coolers  :o

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