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Old 05-23-2013, 07:39 AM   #15
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The bolt for the sway bar, is it not torqued down or is it just too short by design.
As long as the bolt is long enough to engage the nylon locking portion of the nut it is good to go. THe OP is good to go and I know he has had that rear bar on there for a good while without any kind of issues.

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good info is strange located in country?

Glad op is happy has to be a vast improvement.
Yep, Strange Engineering is located here in the United States and is located in Morton Grove, IL.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:32 AM   #16
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To engage it how much, half a thread, quarter thread, tip of the thread. It is hardly enough to ensure that it doesn't back off. Just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it will not happen in the future. If it is good for BMR standards and the OP is happy with it then cool beans. I was not trying to bash the product, BMR components are some of the best on the market, just pointing out that the bolt looks short. Who knows maybe there was a mix up when the package was boxed up and the wrong hardware was shipped. Unfortunately not everyone on Camaro5 has the knowledge to know how much of the threads should be engaged on that type of nut or that the bolts in the suspension should be grade 8 steel bolts. They need people on this site to educate them on this stuff, so that they can pass that knowledge on to someone else in the future.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:34 AM   #17
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:53 PM   #18
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To engage it how much, half a thread, quarter thread, tip of the thread. It is hardly enough to ensure that it doesn't back off. Just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it will not happen in the future. If it is good for BMR standards and the OP is happy with it then cool beans. I was not trying to bash the product, BMR components are some of the best on the market, just pointing out that the bolt looks short. Who knows maybe there was a mix up when the package was boxed up and the wrong hardware was shipped. Unfortunately not everyone on Camaro5 has the knowledge to know how much of the threads should be engaged on that type of nut or that the bolts in the suspension should be grade 8 steel bolts. They need people on this site to educate them on this stuff, so that they can pass that knowledge on to someone else in the future.
I understand completely.

The nylon locking portion of the nut is at the very end of the nut and as long as the threads of the bolt engage the entire portion of this area you are good. The bolt only needs to come out of the nut minimally for this to happen. It doesn't matter whether there is 1/16" sticking out the nut or 2" sticking out as long as that nylon portion is engaged by the threads the nut is doing its job.

The OP is a loyal BMR customer that has been using our stuff for quite a while so I know he has had that rear bar installed for a good bit of time.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:37 AM   #19
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Just found out its on backorder
Sorry for the delay, we need to finish getting some plates lasered up and as soon as they are finished we will start building the strut tower braces and get them shipped out. The one thing I can assure is that it will be worth the wait.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:03 AM   #21
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Sorry for the delay, we need to finish getting some plates lasered up and as soon as they are finished we will start building the strut tower braces and get them shipped out. The one thing I can assure is that it will be worth the wait.
Any update? Trying to be patient but that is not a virtue I have when it comes to my Camaro lol
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The bolt for the sway bar, is it not torqued down or is it just too short by design.
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To engage it how much, half a thread, quarter thread, tip of the thread. It is hardly enough to ensure that it doesn't back off. Just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it will not happen in the future. If it is good for BMR standards and the OP is happy with it then cool beans. I was not trying to bash the product, BMR components are some of the best on the market, just pointing out that the bolt looks short. Who knows maybe there was a mix up when the package was boxed up and the wrong hardware was shipped. Unfortunately not everyone on Camaro5 has the knowledge to know how much of the threads should be engaged on that type of nut or that the bolts in the suspension should be grade 8 steel bolts. They need people on this site to educate them on this stuff, so that they can pass that knowledge on to someone else in the future.
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I understand completely.

The nylon locking portion of the nut is at the very end of the nut and as long as the threads of the bolt engage the entire portion of this area you are good. The bolt only needs to come out of the nut minimally for this to happen. It doesn't matter whether there is 1/16" sticking out the nut or 2" sticking out as long as that nylon portion is engaged by the threads the nut is doing its job.

The OP is a loyal BMR customer that has been using our stuff for quite a while so I know he has had that rear bar installed for a good bit of time.
Sorry for not responding, I was on a short vacation! Anyway, the upper sway bar bolt is a little shorter than I would prefer, but it is still "flush" with the end of the nut when torqued, and the nylon is engaged. Plus, I always use blue Loctite on all my suspension bolts just for a little reassurance. As Kyle mentioned, I've had that drag bar on there for a while and the nut has not backed off or loosened yet. I think it'll be fine.
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