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TIME TO CHECK- Taco & Runner

Just a friendly reminder to anyone who has had their Tacoma or later 2-3 [?] gens of Runner- Lower balljoint[s] to control arm[s] apart and dont recall using a good thread locker, CHECK YOUR 4 or 2 lower bolts!!!

If you know you didnt Locktite them, it's a quick 15 min of your life and $5! Pull each bolt back out one at a time [no need for jacking- can do as it sits wherever], toss some of the red stuff on the threads, and torque them back down. It could save you thousands O $$ and maybe your life . The 5 rigs I've now seen loose/sheer lower bolts in the past 6-7 years because they came loose were all at very low speed wheelin'. I would hate to be that sukka that looses it on the highway!!!

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Just a friendly reminder to anyone who has had their Tacoma or later 2-3 [?] gens of Runner- Lower balljoint[s] to control arm[s] apart and dont recall using a good thread locker, CHECK YOUR 4 or 2 lower bolts!!!

If you know you didnt Locktite them, it's a quick 15 min of your life and $5! Pull each bolt back out one at a time [no need for jacking- can do as it sits wherever], toss some of the red stuff on the threads, and torque them back down. It could save you thousands O $$ and maybe your life . The 5 rigs I've now seen loose/sheer lower bolts in the past 6-7 years because they came loose were all at very low speed wheelin'. I would hate to be that sukka that looses it on the highway!!!
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We I had a similar problem with my steering knuckles and they flat out sheared off. Had to get a FROR knuckles to replace them, and haven't had a problem since! Also had a similar problem when the bolts on my break calipers weren't locktited (When I bought it) eventually they failed and I had to replace the whole hub. (The machined in bolt to the cast part was stripped). We locktighted that baby nice and good!

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what about the uppers? its the only one ive taken apart.

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I try to locktite everything. it is cheap insurance.

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