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I really wouldn't over think the nut coming back off at a later time. Also there was only foam in one of my holes as well. What I did was thread the nuts all the way up the bolt on all the bracket bolts before installing them so they are free from hanging up. Also use anti-seize on the threads before final makeup. The bracket bolts have little grooves all the way around them (the part you put up into the frame) so as you start to tighten them up they catch on those grooves. An easy way to remove them would be to keep downward pressure on the bracket which would keep those grooves tight to the frame and allow the nut to come off easy. The foams intention wasn't in no way to hold any of the brackets hardware. All the models of the jeep have the same frame and cavity that the bolts fit in. It's not goimg to be a problem. Hope this helps.
Pre treading those nuts on all the bolts is the trick. Run them up and down a few times till they spin free.

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Pre treading those nuts on all the bolts is the trick. Run them up and down a few times till they spin free.
Also if it made you feel better you could always apply a 2 part epoxy to the face of those bolts and let them sit for a while to harden up to ensure they'd loosen up at a later time. Also worst case scenario all you would have to do is remove those rivits that the installation instructions tell you to and pop off that rocker panel and expose the topside of that frame witch would expose those bolts. Hope this eases the pain . Take some pics
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Re: 2014 SUMMIT with mopar tubular side steps

Installed tubes today. Used a lot of never seize.......because as the can states
"Put together with Never Seize and then take apart with guaranteed Ease"

Never found any spray foam in any of the openings. The install was not that difficult and your instructions helped. Only time will tell if everything is secure.
I will always be concerned that removal will be a difficult process due to rusted or unsecured bolt mounts but for now I will just be happy it's done.
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Installed tubes today. Used a lot of never seize.......because as the can states
"Put together with Never Seize and then take apart with guaranteed Ease"

Never found any spray foam in any of the openings. The install was not that difficult and your instructions helped. Only time will tell if everything is secure.
I will always be concerned that removal will be a difficult process due to rusted or unsecured bolt mounts but for now I will just be happy it's done.
They look awesome and remember you can always take the rocker panels off to access the top of those bolts. Throw a pair of vise grips on them and the nut will spin right off.
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