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    PSA dont forget to retorque your belly pan bolts

    PSA - dont forget to retorque your belly pan bolts. Mines never been off.. but daily driving has loosened them all. 1 fell out and the other 19 were not even finger tight.. this is on a 2017 from the factory! The vibration must loosen them.. wow!

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    I use nordlock washers and locktite now. Mine were getting loose quickly after this happened once even after retorque.

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    thanks ill double check mine
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    While cruising with 20 to 30 other Vipers ,I would see 1 or 2 cars with loose belly pans .
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    Thanks for the heads up! Another thing to check is the mounting bolts for the seats..! One of mine was looser than I would prefer.
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    good reminder!
    X-brace bolts can loosen as well. double check torque specs, but I'm thinking those are 18-20 ft lb?
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    Yes, ive had my xbrace loosen once or twice. Thats an easy oil change service checking item;adding belly pan bolts to the oil change items to do list.
    Last edited by SRT_BluByU; 11-27-2020 at 05:29 PM.

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    Just for convenience, belly pans bolts to the frame are 18 ft-lbs. The four that attached main pan to rear pan are 35 in-lbs.
    The x-brace is 15 ft-lbs.

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    I lost 3-4 bolts on my old 15 TA 2.0. Fortunately there was a tractor supply where I could buy some bolts. When I got home the dealer gave me new OEM ones as a customer courtesy. FCA must really like those bolts as they ain't cheap. Now I use blue Loctite on them.
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    DougShelby has stainless steel ones 10 for $20.

    http://www.dougshelbyengineering.com/viper.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamvette View Post
    I use nordlock washers and locktite now. Mine were getting loose quickly after this happened once even after retorque.
    Stop with all the "common sense"!da959c72-0d8e-4491-a2af-9595ef682ae5_1749094817768.gif
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    Has anyone mentioned that the belly pan's main purpose is to stiffen the frame?
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    Funny enough i did mine last week


 

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