As I wrote in an earlier post, there’s a lot of back and forth discussion on the value of the Grade 8 bolt upgrade for JK suspension components. Some folks swear by it, others are convinced it’s snake oil. Me? I haven’t decided yet but my thinking is if my components can fit a little more snug, why shouldn’t I drop a minimal amount of coin to tighten everything up? I went with the Synergy f911 hardware kit that comes with bolts for all your lower control arms, track bars, & front frame side track bar bracket. I don’t have a ton of swapping out steps other than the usual ‘make sure it’s on a level surface, set the brake, & chock the tires.’ One thing that helped me was having my jack under each bolt before I removed it. Both as a safety precaution and to help align the arms back in place. But honestly, some of the bolts holes didn’t need any help lining up.
For me the hardest step was to tighten the bolts to spec while working by myself. I need two hands for the torque wrench and one or two on the nut to keep it from spinning. To solve this problem I called on my friend the ratchet strap to give me a little counter leverage.
And now how about what you’ve really come here for… Pretty picture of Synergy’s F911 Bolt kit!