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Old 06-30-2013, 12:03 PM   #31
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I don't think we have a China freight store in the area. Never heard of them.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:09 PM   #32
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I don't think we have a China freight store in the area. Never heard of them.
"Harbor Freight" - same thing!
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:01 PM   #33
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OH! OK Thanks
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:17 PM   #34
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Yeah, same thing. Just my attempt at a bit of humor.
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Humor? Is not Logical. ( Spock from Star Trek) Ok my attempt at humor:-}
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Humor? Is not Logical. ( Spock from Star Trek) Ok my attempt at humor:-}
Since my ancient brain functions slowly, and since you've both explained the humor, I get it.

Must admit that at first I wondered if Harbor Freight operated stores under the name of China Freight in some areas!!!

I do appreciate the humor once I get it!
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laughter is still the best medicine Ed.:-}
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Mines on ... question ... fellow that installed it said that the new bolts are a lot thinner than the factory installed ones - so keep an eye on them. Said the bar itself is a lot "beefier" .. but was surprised that the bolts (he might have said bushings???) were thinner. He showed me them on the factory installed bar - but I'm not sure I'm explaining them correctly. Anyway ... the folks that installed them yourselves ... is that a concern? And ... the instructions said to check the installation after one week and then monthly (yeah right - I don't even know where the blasted thing is under the carriage and if I did - wouldn't know if it was wrong or right!) Guess I'm just getting frustrated that I'm not at all mechanically inclined.
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Mines on ... question ... fellow that installed it said that the new bolts are a lot thinner than the factory installed ones - so keep an eye on them. Said the bar itself is a lot "beefier" .. but was surprised that the bolts (he might have said bushings???) were thinner. He showed me them on the factory installed bar - but I'm not sure I'm explaining them correctly. Anyway ... the folks that installed them yourselves ... is that a concern? And ... the instructions said to check the installation after one week and then monthly (yeah right - I don't even know where the blasted thing is under the carriage and if I did - wouldn't know if it was wrong or right!) Guess I'm just getting frustrated that I'm not at all mechanically inclined.
Thinner bolts? If they fit into the same holes, they are not thinner. The kit comes with four (4) bolts that replace four longer bolts, which are not needed, but the thread is the same so they could not be "thinner." The bushings are a different construction. The original are rubber; the new ones are a stronger polymeric material, and are thinner, but will not be taking the flexing the original may be subjected to because of the beefier construction. Also, he should have re-used two bolts that attached the swing arms. I wouldn't be concerned - Hellwig apparently knows what they are doing. Nevertheless, the directions do instruct that torque should be rechecked from time to time! I think that's more of a disclaimer than anything else (for the lawyers). But if he used the Locktite that came in the kit, that should not be a concern either. If you are concerned, just have someone check the torque when you have it in for tire rotation or other service.

Enjoy without worry - as I intend to do. And when you drive it, you'll love the difference.
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I just got mine today and finished installing it about an hour ago. The only thing I wish was that I had it higher off the ground to work under the rig. There was a little more work to it than I expected, but not to bad. I didn't see the bolts being thinner just shorter. Thanks Ed for the tip on the 10 mm alan wrench, I got a hex head socket at Home depot worked like a charm.
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