Former owner of Shadofax
Glad you are ok.Just a reminder to everyone who is not only doing SAS's but any work on their truck. Make sure that you check the torque on the bolts after they have had some time to settle. I told myself to do it but I always put it off to tomorrow. Well last weekend my girlfriend, dog and myself almost died when the bolt that connected the track bar to the mount fell out when I was driving 70+ down the freeway. I almost completly lost control. I somehow managed to cross 3 lanes of traffic and get to the side of the road without hitting anyone. Other than the fact that someone shit my pants everyone/thing is ok.
I will never make that mistake again!! Always check the torque!!
I put a lock nut on there this time so hopefully that won't loosen up again.
Since you brought this up, let me just say that it is my absolute opinion that if you are using the single bolt down at the axle, this must be properly secured by a castle nut and new cotter pin. I never had much luck with lock nuts down here, and for whatever reason a lock nut up top where there is dual sheer (and likely much less vibe and movement), no problem.
Now imagine cheap rod ends that fail......Always buy the best for RA's and Trackbars.