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Question How to torque the frame end of a track bar

I'm reading over the install instructions for the ICON 4.5 kit. I have some tools, but I'm sure I don't have what it takes to loosen or tighten the frame end of the track bar to the torque requirement.

For the do-it-youself person, I'm looking for some tips and/or what tool do I need to use?

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I'm reading over the install instructions for the ICON 4.5 kit. I have some tools, but I'm sure I don't have what it takes to loosen or tighten the frame end of the track bar to the torque requirement.

For the do-it-youself person, I'm looking for some tips and/or what tool do I need to use?

Thank you!

take the tire off and use a HUGE cheater bar...406ftlbs of tq

I've done it numerous times in my driveway.

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I used a 3/4 drive wratchet and turned the tire all the way to the left. I also slid a jack handle over the ratched to get the extra leverage. Worked great until i snapped the socket

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I picked up a 600ftlb torque wrench after I did it a few times...now I know I'm getting enough umph on it.

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Question How to torque the frame end of a track bar

Thanks for the replies.... A 400+ ft/lbs torque wrench isn't cheap... I only need it for an hour or so. I wonder if I can rent one?

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come to my Bash on the Bash Event...I'll let ya use mine..

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TIRES AND WHEELS- 41" IROK Super Swampers, 20 x 10 AR Mojave Teflon-STEERING UPGRADE- Donahoe Racing Dual Stabilizers -FRONT SUSPENSION- Donahoe Racing 4.5" lift -REAR SUSPENSION- 6" Procomp Springs, Farmboy Fabrications Custom Traction Bars-FRONT AXLE UPGRADES- ARB Air locker/ 4.56 Precision Gears -REAR AXLE UPGRADES- ARB Air Locker/ 4.56 Precision Gears -ENGINE UPGRADES -SCT XCAL II w/ Extreme track file- ARP Headstuds - TRUSTED PERFORMANCE Stage II fuel and Oil system - ACCUFAB Intake Elbow - AFE Stage II Intake - MBRP Turbo back Stainless Steel Exhaust - MERLIN controls SPEED WIZARD-TRANSMISSION UPGRADES- Southbend 550+ HP Clutch -INTERIOR MODS-Gauge Works Quad A-pillar pod - Autometer Cobalt Series Gauges Pyro, Boost, Tranny - Cobra Inverter Remote Switch - Cobra Limited Edition Harley Davidson CB - Python Custom alarm system, wired into train horns - Hi-Lift Extreme jack w/ off road base -10,000 watt inverter - 15 gallons of air - Porter Cable 115 volt, 2.5hp Air Compressor - Rhino....Bed liner - EXTERIOR MODS- Harley Heads & Smoked tails- Crown SS braided Brake Lines -Custom Fabricated Front Bumper/ Brushguard w/ Custom Herculiner - (2) 8" Procomp Spotlights -(2) 5" Procomp Spotlights - (2) 5"Procomp Fluted lights - (2) 12 ton Recovery Shackles - Custom Fabricated Safari Rack w/ Custom Herculiner - (8 ) 3" x 5" Procomp Fluted lights - Grover...Triple Train Horns - Wilson 4' Fiberglass CB antenna - Stealth Bulbs Chrome signal bulbs - Dominator...Cowl Hood - Custom Herculined Rocker panels - AMP Research Powersteps - Bushwacker Cut-out Fender Flares - Ventshades - LEER Bed cap - Recon Line of Fire, rear light bar,...and a couple other things
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come to my Bash on the Bash Event...I'll let ya use mine..
Bash on the Bash event? Wheres that one gonna be?

I know its your event and all but I think its called Bash on the Bayou.

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lol...alcohol makes you stupid,....case in point.

BTW- why haven't you confirmed on coming yet?

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I want to go, and I will if I can. I'll just see what work is gonna have in store. At this point, at the time of the bash, I could be working 100 hrs a week or not have a job at all. I'll let you know though.

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F all that nonsense, you don't need a torque wrench, buying or renting. Torque is foot pounds. To get that, you multiply the length of the arm by the pounds of pressure. Basically, using a 2' pole, applying 20 pounds of pressure, that's 40 ft-lbs. Use a 4' pole, apply 100 pounds of pressure, you get 400 ft lbs.

Tank weighs over 200 lbs. If he stood on a 4' pole, he could make more torque than his truck could.

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