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Old 03-04-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Aligning link ends?

How do you guys align links ends to face the proper direction? If I just screw them in it's very rare they line up properly. If they're 1/4 turn off I don't want to force them another 3/4 turn ans strip the plastic, but if I back them off 1/4 turn they're loose..?
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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split the difference. tighten both sides, not just one.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
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The links are bent so I can't do that..
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:59 AM   #4
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The links are bent so I can't do that..
oh gotcha. have you striped any out tightening them down all the way? my rear links are bent and i just tightened them down until they were lined up.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:00 PM   #5
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No...try putting a really thin washer between the link end and the link. Make sure when doin this, that you don't make one longer than the other. I think over tightening is a better option than leaving them slightly loose. If they aren't tight, they will strip out faster.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:52 PM   #6
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Yeah I just overtightened them. Thanks for the help guys!
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