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Old 02-01-2020, 08:12 PM   #1
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Maximus-3 JL Tow Loops instead of baseplate - bolt torque question

For anyone that has installed the Maximus-3 tow loops (https://maximus-3.com/jl-bumper-acce...jl-tow-loops#/)

When installing the tow loops, what amount of torque did you use on the M10 (upper) & M12 (lower) bolts supplied in the kit that go to the chassis frame?

I had found documentation from jeep that the factory bolts that attach to the bumper studs were to be torqued to 67 ft-lbs

I inquired with Maximus-3 about the other bolts and they said the M10 was 75 ft-lbs and M12 was 85 ft-lbs

The factory bolts were no problem. The M10 bolt sheared off on me. So I stopped there.

I'm using a hand held Husky torque wrench, not any sort of electric/air impact with torque sockets. I haven't had any problem with anything else I have used the torque wrench on.
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Old 02-02-2020, 02:01 PM   #2
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I forgot to mention these are class 8.8 bolts. I did buy some 10.9 to replace it since that is what home depot had.
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