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Question Ok to reuse one time use suspension bolts?

I am going to install a rear sway bar, UCA. LCA, and a panhard bar and need to know which bolts I need to purchase new. I do not want to reuse the one time only use bolts if they are not supposed to be used again.
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You shouldn't reuse the LCA and UCA bolts since those are torque to yield (129 lb-ft) and they stretch. If reused, they can break (although I've never seen one break). After research, I also found that the stabilizer bolts are also one time use. So disregard the PM I sent you.

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What/where are the stabilizer bolts?

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What/where are the stabilizer bolts?
Sway bar= stabilizer

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That's what I thought you meant. Grrrr......more parts to buy.

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Shouldn't they supply the bolts with the parts. That sucks if the don't.

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Shouldn't they supply the bolts with the parts. That sucks if the don't.
They don't... And replacement bolts are quite pricey.

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I can't remeber if the package I order came with bolts or not. I have the FRPP handling package. Too late now.

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You may have to go to your dealer to get the bolts. They aren't that expensive. I got LCA bolts for about $15. I'm not sure how much the others will be.

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I got the Roush rear sway bar from a dealer near me. It came with new links and bushing. I will have to go back to them for the bolts. Thanks for the information.

I also picked up a Roush hood scoop from them and will be adding that in the next couple of weeks. Need to get it painted as well as the rear view mirrors.
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I didn't replace the UCA bolt when I changed it out. If I were to replace it, would that affect my pinion angle adjustment? I had a local shop adjust the angle as I didn't know how, nor have the tools.

Eh, I may just leave it alone. I have enough problems anyway.

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I didn't replace the UCA bolt when I changed it out. If I were to replace it, would that affect my pinion angle adjustment? I had a local shop adjust the angle as I didn't know how, nor have the tools.

Eh, I may just leave it alone. I have enough problems anyway.
It wouldn't do anything unless you changed the adjustment.

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I may look into it since I have an impact wrench now. Doing that again manually wouldn't be too much fun.

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I may look into it since I have an impact wrench now. Doing that again manually wouldn't be too much fun.
I hope you have access to a lift.

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I did it the first time on jackstands, but you really need to take out the panhard bar and swaybar in order to get to the bolt. It isn't necessary, but it isn't any more fun if you don't do that.

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