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The weird part about that is that my '76 02 when I did the front tie rods at 70k had cotter pins in it. Personally I like cotter pins. But the nylocks have worked thus far... The radius rods though on my car are stover style.

'76 2002 in Malaga (110k Original, 2nd Owner, sat for 20 years and now a toy)
'86 Chevy K20 (6.2 Turbo Diesel build) & '46 Chevy 2 Ton Dump Truck
'74 Suzuki TS185, '68 BSA A65 Lightning (garage find), '74 BMW R90S US Spec #2

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I have to disagree. Nylocks are the reason i almost destroyed my front struts. Can't get those buggers off for the life of me. Had to bring out the dremel to cut them off. Will go to double jam nuts instead.

  Why are you unable to get nylocs off?? you sure the ball joint wasnt spinning?? I cant imagine a reason nyloc nuts wouldnt come off as easily as any other nut..

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ball joint spinning is my guess.  have to keep upward pressure on it while removing the nut.  same applies when putting the nut on.


and if you are taking nyloc's off and replacing with new ones, just torch the top of the nut and it melts the nylon, releasing the lock.


i'll take nyloc's every day over double nutting.


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The ones i can't get off are the ones on the top of the strut. Already took the torch to them. Finally got one off after grinding it and whacking it with a chisel. I have a feeling a PO had too much fun with some red lock tight. A lot of the bolts are a bugger to get off.

Pneumatic gun will take them off in no time. Go slow. I run to similar situation when was trying to replace stock spring. In fact melt nylock on one and still wouldn't come off. Then used air gun. Replace both nylock nuts with new ones.

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