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What size bolts for OEM struts on top of shock tower...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sincitytaco, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Jul 31, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    sincitytaco

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    What size are the nuts for the top of the OEM struts?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Aug 6, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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    I know somebody has to know. Come on please chime in.
     
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    M12 or M14
     
  4. Aug 6, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    Thanks for the reply, but I am an idiot and meant to say nuts, not bolts.

    What size are the nuts that go on to the bolts. Thanks man.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    They should be M12 or M14 also. LOL. I am not 100% certain which one though.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    Im not sure either....:eek:
     
  7. Aug 6, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    Well as long as it is either or. I will just go buy both or I guess I could lug the assembled strut in with me to the Lowes.

    Do either of you know if they happen to be "self tightening" nuts. The stealership told me there are self tightening nuts. Do these even exist?
     
  8. Aug 6, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    Yeah you can take it right into lowes. I have done stuff like that all the time. They mean self "locking". No such thing as self tightening.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    I belive you have to use a wrench to tighten them








    I couldnt resist. Sorry.
     
  10. Aug 6, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    well I have a broken toe now so gimping to the hardware aisle with a strut will be a pain in the ass, but I guess I have to do what I have to do.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    You can always buy one size and if it doesn't fit return them for the other. I am going with the M14 since they get torqued to 64Nm.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    LOL. I did mean self locking. Are they self locking? Are self locking ones readily available.
     
  13. Aug 6, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    Not that I know of. The OEM ones are flared at the bottom, but all I know is they get torqed to 47 ft-lbs.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    LOL. Mechanics are morons, why do they always over torque everything.
     
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