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MPR22
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I am about to finish the suspension overhaul. Is there any bolts that need some antiseize before I crank everything down. Also, according to the fatcat website they say to put locktite blue on the shock threads, I didn't get any with my kit. Do the threads require the locktite?

Some things I have learned that I am sure you vets all know;
Rear hub rehab sucks,
bent upper control arms suck,
100+ temps coming off driveway while wrenching on car sucks, building a Spec Miata leads to owning many new tools.

Thanks for your help and advise.

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Michael Ross

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Is there a reason you don't want to use locktite on the shock threads?

Personally, I put antiseize on things that I don't want to beat apart (again), like that big, long bolt that holds the rear hub carrier to the lower control arm, on the shanks of the bolts for the bottom of the shock, anywhere that there's metal on metal contact.

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MPR:
You'll need to buy the Locktite. And yes you do want to apply it to the FatCal upper mount bolts. BTW, be sure you buy blue. The other colors are designed for various applications (like hot locations).
Rick
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MPR22
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I haven't used the Blue Loctite before so I wanted to make sure that it was waranted. I know the red will keep your parts together forever. I will get some of the Blue Locktite tonight. I wanted to make sure that antiseize was a good idea before I started gooping up everything.

Thanks for the help gentlmen.

Michael

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Michael Ross

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I also just finished installing the spec suspension along with the FatCat parts and was curious if the bumpstop that goes over the shaft of the shock should float freely on the shaft or should it stay up near the shock top mount?

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Ken

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quote:
Originally posted by Ken Wilkinson:
I also just finished installing the spec suspension along with the FatCat parts and was curious if the bumpstop that goes over the shaft of the shock should float freely on the shaft or should it stay up near the shock top mount?

It floats freely.

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