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Old 05-07-2010, 07:52 AM
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Popping after new track bar

I installed a Pure Performance track bar last weekend, and everything seemed fine until about 2 days ago, when i started getting a popping when turning the wheels back and forth. I grabbed on to everything while my wife turned the wheel, and could feel it through the new bar. I feel like I put in on tight, used a 3/4" drive rachet bar with a 3' pipe slid over the handle. As for the ball joint end, I didn't put near that much on it. What does it need to be torqued to? Any ideas as to why it would be making that noise? Doesn't do it all the time, but often enough. Anyone here use the Pure Performance bar?
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:13 PM
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if you want an educated person to talk to. not that hes going to know what that pop was even though you felt it on the track bar it may not be that, but i got a tremendous amount of help from larry at mad4wheel drive. if you need any parts he has them and hes a good guy. hes doing some stuff for me right now so hes probly busy but go ahead and call him up tell him michael recommended him to you lol
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:18 PM
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Thanks. If I can't figure it out this weekend, I'll give him a call.
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:34 PM
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ICON'S instructions show:

"Jack the axle up 2-3” from full droop. Make sure not to jack the vehicle off of the stands!!! Install the pan rod bar taper end first. Adjust the turnbuckle to length making sure both thread have equal engagement and install in upper end with factory bolt. Torque the upper bolt to 369 ft-lb. Torque the lower to 150 ft-lb."

I used a 42" Matco 3/4 drive torque wrench on mine and still took quite a bit to get it there.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:22 PM
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I may just need to give it a bit more on each bolt. Especially the top one.
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You have to make sure you torq down the lower end enough to get it seated on the taper, then torq to 150 ft-lbs. If it's not seated, I'll bet that's where the pop is.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:37 AM
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That could be where its at. I'm going to torque it tonight.
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:08 PM
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did you ever figure this out?
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I had the same problem, found out I didn't torque the upper bolt high enough. Asked my service guy at the Ford house what the tq value should be, he said 406 ft lbs. After I torqued it to the proper, the pop noise went away.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:22 AM
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I use a 3/4" Tee handle and a 5' extension and give it everything I can..use Loctight. No problems..
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