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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Moon View Post
    Basically sounds like I need to create more friction on the parts of the bar that comes into contact with the clamps.
    Yes, and loctite won't work so well with parts like this that are stressed. Works better for bolts.
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    More clamping force.

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    I've tried all the suggestions and creaking still comes back. I'm considering purchasing RRM's "Big Red" bar as a replacement to the Neu-F bar. Do you all think that has a chance in fixing the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Moon View Post
    I've tried all the suggestions and creaking still comes back. I'm considering purchasing RRM's "Big Red" bar as a replacement to the Neu-F bar. Do you all think that has a chance in fixing the problem?
    I had one of RRM's sway bars on my 2012 Sport. I never heard a sound out of it. Between the lowering springs and the roll bar, it cornered as flat as a WS6 Trans Am.
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    Logically I would replace the bolts themselves before replacing the bar. I tightened to 150 ft/lbs the first time and have had no problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ice445 View Post
    Logically I would replace the bolts themselves before replacing the bar. I tightened to 150 ft/lbs the first time and have had no problems.
    What about loctite on the bolts?

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    If it can’t be well clamped the dimensions may be wrong somewhere. The peening or knurling are suggestions to enlarge the effective clamping end diameter of the bar. Peen harder perhaps or have it properly knurled by a fab shop.

    In the event the clamping brackets are worn and stretched to the point there is hardly any gap left at the open end when tightened down, and aside from replacing them, you may be able to shim between the bar and brackets with thin shim stock, or add a bit of carborundum grit paste such as valve lapping compound or a product called Dr. Grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Moon View Post
    What about loctite on the bolts?
    Anybody know the bolt dimensions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Moon View Post
    Anybody know the bolt dimensions?
    Jackie,

    I just sent you a PM. Let me know if you didn't get it. I have a new RRM bar that I can sell you cheap.

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    I had the same problem. I had torqued and torqued and still had the sound regardless of how well everything was cleaned etc. Finally slapped a bunch of blue Locktite and torqued the bolts to 210 ft/lbs. I ended up rounding a bolt because I let the torque wrench slip off (my fault). Had to have a couple of buddies hold the car because I was pulling it off of the jack-stands. But, finally they stopped making noise and have been amazing ever since. Don't be afraid to really crank them down, just don't let it slip.

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