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Thread: Need advice in regards to Synergy Draglink & Tie rod as well as DIY Alignment

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    I am waiting on a replacement castle nut from Synergy.
    I somehow manage to damage the thread on the castle nut that secures the drag link side to the pitman arm.
    I tighten it to 55 Ft lb, and the hole for the cotter pin was not lining up, and no matter how much more i tighten i still wasnt able to get it lined up.

    New castle nut is arriving this Saturday, i aslo bought a crow foot 21mm to use it to tighten the castle nut with a torque wrench,
    Hopefully i will be able to finish this up and drive it this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNoodles View Post
    I am waiting on a replacement castle nut from Synergy.
    I somehow manage to damage the thread on the castle nut that secures the drag link side to the pitman arm.
    I tighten it to 55 Ft lb, and the hole for the cotter pin was not lining up, and no matter how much more i tighten i still wasnt able to get it lined up.

    New castle nut is arriving this Saturday, i aslo bought a crow foot 21mm to use it to tighten the castle nut with a torque wrench,
    Hopefully i will be able to finish this up and drive it this weekend.
    Was the stud spinning as you turned the nut? If so, you need to add pressure to the stud to seat it in the knuckle so it stops spinning or use an Allen wrench on the top of the stud as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MericaMade View Post
    Was the stud spinning as you turned the nut? If so, you need to add pressure to the stud to seat it in the knuckle so it stops spinning or use an Allen wrench on the top of the stud as well.
    Do This...or use an Allen wrench on the top of the stud as well

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    Don’t get discouraged. We’ve all been there. You fight it out once or twice & then it’s a breeze. You can use a ratchet strap from one side of the frame to the opposite axle side to pull shit back together & hold it. Before that though, center your steering wheel & strap it to the seat rails so it stops moving. This way the wheel is stationary & you can get shit bolted back up. Be careful, take your time. If you don’t have a huge torque wrench that can go upwards of 150 ft/lbs go get one now. You’re gonna need it. Good luck & keep us posted!!

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