FYI: Torque Specs for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Steering Related Components

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Jeremy is the mvp for steering related JL concerns/issues. It’s a new model year and there are bound to be bugs and quirks. Jeremy has done a stellar job of helping the community stay educated while Jeep is struggling to figure this out. Hopefully this gets ironed out soon!
 

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What does 115 degrees mean on the track bar bolt?
 

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What does 115 degrees mean on the track bar bolt?
Turn the nut that much more after reaching specified torque.
 

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When you have a torque value that says 108 ft/lbs +50 Degrees Torque to 108 then the 50 degrees is beyond that using a Torque setting angle gauge.
You can get them on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G7ZHJN5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I never owned one before.
All the torque tables for the JKs and the TJ I owned were just torque numbers like lower control arms at 125 ft/lbs etc.
So the JL adds a stretch to the bolts using this tool after your initial torque.
 

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When you have a torque value that says 108 ft/lbs +50 Degrees Torque to 108 then the 50 degrees is beyond that using a Torque setting angle gauge.
You can get them on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G7ZHJN5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I never owned one before.
All the torque tables for the JKs and the TJ I owned were just torque numbers like lower control arms at 125 ft/lbs etc.
So the JL adds a stretch to the bolts using this tool after your initial torque.
The angle isn't hard to eyeball. The torque wrenches are up to 4% off, so eyeballing it is close enough.
 

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How can I check that the bolts are properly torqued after the install, like routine maintenance? 125 ft-lbs?
 

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This is an awesome resource and should be a sticky! Now... If I could easily identify which bolt is which I’d be golden!
 

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The sway bar links were too loose on my JL. Tightening those helped the steering.
 

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The sway bar links were too loose on my JL. Tightening those helped the steering.
I have found loose bolts on all of my new JL's. Its highly recommended spending a few minutes with a torque wrench, especially on the critical suspension and steering components. Although not as critical some of the bolts holding the skid plates on were loose too.
 

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