Short Rails - Install - Fit/Rattling?

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  1. iSurfvilano

    iSurfvilano Full Access Member

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    So I put in a set of OEM short rails on my truck and even though I tightened them pretty good, they seem loose and rattle when driving. This tells me I should tighten them up, but before I do I wanted to see if anyone else ran into this, I have them pretty damn tight, going to have to bust out the torque wrench to get them tighter...but also don't want to break anything....
     
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    If you had to dig out the plastic plugs installed from the factory, you may not have got them all out completely. When I did mine, I was surprised how deep the bolts went down. I wouldn't torque beyond spec, you could strip the threads in the holes and cause more problems.
     
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    That's odd. Maybe run a tap through those and clean up the threads. Something must not be going down all the way.
     
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    They were crazy tight, just sprayed some wd40 in there and muscled it, worked out without breaking anything. Thanks everyone for the feedback.
     
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