ladder bar jamb nut

Discussion in 'Race car chassis tech' started by 1973gs, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. 1973gs

    1973gs Well-Known Member

    I've got a ladder bar set up in my prostreet GS. I understand that it's normal for the jam nut on the front of the ladder bar to loosen up over time, but after 120 miles, it's only finger tight. Over the winter, I removed the rod ends to inspect them. They looked fine, so I anti seized them, replaced the nuts, and reinstalled. I cranked them down as tight as I could get them, but they still loosened up. Should I try double nutting them?How about thread locker? I'm not crazy about thread locker because I know that removing and inspecting is part of regular maintenance. The front rod ends are poly bushed. Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2019
  2. Dragdoc

    Dragdoc Well-Known Member

    Use blue thread lock after thoroughly cleaning all antiseize off and continue to check at regular, short intervals. If it proves to keep them from loosening then go longer periods
     
  3. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    How about a Nyloc nut?
     
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  4. 1973gs

    1973gs Well-Known Member

    That's what I ended up doing and if it ever stops raining, I'll see how it works. Thanks
     
  5. 1973gs

    1973gs Well-Known Member

    That's what I would have liked to do, but I think that it would be difficult to start the Nyloc nut on the rod end since it would have to be started from the lock end of the nut. If the thread lock doesn't work, I'll try this. Thanks
     
  6. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Mine do that. I think when car tries to twist it really can't with ladder bars so it tries to turn the nuts.
     
  7. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    Double nut it.
     
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