Nyloc nuts for trailer suspension components

  1. CKJDJK

    CKJDJK Member

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    Remember to buy the correct grade of nut to match the bolt. In the same way as bolts are graded. i.e. 8.8,10.9 etc
     
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  2. Farside

    Farside Badly Welded Man

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    Also, there were crimped top nuts, which on casual glance look like nylocs.
    They all need checked on some kind of recurring basis, because none of them are entirely loose-proof.
     
  3. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    If they are on long enough to rot the plastic the rust will be holding them firm, don't worry. Putting threadlock on is defeating the object of the nyloc, why make them twice as hard to remove ?
     
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  4. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

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    I remember buying some ball joints for the car which came with nylok nuts where the originals were castle with pins...I was a bit dubious but they have been absolutely fine. Agree with pedrobedro...if they are on there for 15 years the corrosion will keep them in place....but more than likely long before that point you'll be taking it all apart to paint/refurbish the springs....at which point you'll replace with new nuts anyway!
     
  5. PhillipM

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    They're only there to stop the nut coming off if it's already come loose anyway.
     
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  6. Onoff Member

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    Binx nuts?
     
  7. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    You could go "old school" Castle nuts and split-pins.
     
  8. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    This is a welding forum, stick a blob of weld on the end, it's going nowhere then :laughing:
     
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  9. landyman1

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    dont over think it nylocs will be fine,a lot of japanese pickups ie hilux just have spring washers and deeper standard nuts.
    re the shackles standard practice on the front axles of lots of vehicles
     
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  10. rtbcomp

    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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    Good point, that axle in the picture could have been the front axle off a 4x4.
     
  11. brightspark

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    look at the damper units . ones fixed at the rear and one at the front :vsad:who drew that lot
     
  12. 123hotchef Member

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    not a lot of people know that! I just brought a load of grade 10 and 12 nuts for my 12.8HT bolts they are far Superior to the crap from toolstation
     
  13. rtbcomp

    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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    Range Rover Classic rear shocks are fixed that way.
     
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  14. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

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    Dont really matter what you use, they will be rusted enough to stop them comming loose in a few months.
     
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  15. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    I thought it odd first time I saw that.
     
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  16. gaz1

    gaz1 Forum Supporter

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    just to note nylock bolts are used on landrover parts often
     
  17. ranchero Member

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    some high powered american cars did this as well. but i can't rember why
     
  18. PhillipM

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    Try to counteract the axle twisting from reaction forces.
     
  19. Greeves246 Member

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  20. Kayos

    Kayos Member

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    I had an exhaust that kept coming undone, £4 for 2 m10 nuts but then the studs came loose
     
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