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Old 01-17-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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Hi I am going to be putting KYB monomax shocks, front and rear, on my 99 Dodge dakota R/T next week. The Haynes book says I have to put threadlocker on front shock bolts. Torque is low at 19 and 20 lb feet. I purchased permatex 27100 high strength red thread locker. It says on package it is good for shocks.If I need to remove shocks in future, will this make removal difficult.? I know removing factory front shocks sometimes causes front shock bolts to break. Is this caused by threadlocker applied at factory? And yes I have breaker bars; I would use my 18" 3/8 drive harbor freight or a 15"(craftsman) 1/2 drive or 24" (gearwrench) 1/2 drive. Going from shortest to longest til bolts broke free. I will also use krol or Gibbs penetrating oil.

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Do not use the red, which is what you have, as it's the "heat to release" type.

Get/use the blue ( 24200 ).

Or feel free to use it ( the high strength ), knowing that you'll probably snap the bolts next time you attempt to take them off.

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I've never snapped a bolt off when changing shocks, if you do it's because of rust.
I agree blue is the way to go.
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I've never snapped a bolt off when changing shocks, if you do it's because of rust.
I agree blue is the way to go.
According to the Dakota forums they have a tendency to break. One of them listed the size znd thread count(can't think of it off hand) and said to get grade 8.
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Do not use the red, which is what you have, as it's the "heat to release" type.

Get/use the blue ( 24200 ).

Or feel free to use it ( the high strength ), knowing that you'll probably snap the bolts next time you attempt to take them off.
It's a 99 w/ 50,000 original miles. Last set of shocks it will see til it goes to dodge land in the sky.
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