Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Woodward County, Oklahoma
I have not driven mine yet, so I cannot speak from experience, however, I have made a few observations on mine.
My front base bolts, running through the bungs go into shoulder nuts that have no nylon locking inserts, therefore Loctite or split lockwashers are needed.
The rear base bolts have nylon lock inserts, but when adding the UTVCRAP harness bar, the bolts are are not quite long enough to engage the nylon.
All of the smaller bolts in the overhead bar and the rear upright bar had blue Loctite on them when I removed them.
What I decided to do is:
replace my OEM bolts with stainless socket heads (done)
use Loctite on the front base bolts along with a split lockwasher on the outside
use longer bolts & split lockwashers and new nylock nuts on the rear base bolts
use split lockwashers on all other bolts.
2009 Prowler XTZ 1000 Baja - ITP beadlock wheels, ITP Baja Cross X/D tires, 2" wheel spacers, harness bar, 5 point harnesses, custom doors, 4 Vision X LED lights, 2 PIAA lights, RAM mounts on roll bar and dash, military truck mirrors, polished aluminum rear frame brace, inside tube rear frame stiffeners, Mossy Oak camo pattern seats, custom front brush guard, parking brake 'on' alarm, Throttlemaxx controller, Uni pre-filter, and Mobil 1 4T M/C 10W-40 racing oil with K&N filter.