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Old 02-23-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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suspension torque specs

Any ideas where I may find what the torque specs are for the suspension? Ill be installing my lift this weekend. I already know that gorilla fist is not a torque spec.

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Thank you very much. That's exactly what I was looking for
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There are torque specs that matter (head bolts, ring gear bolts, carrier bearing cap bolts, clutch plate bolts) and there are those that really don't matter--control arm bolts, sway bar link bolts, track bar, etc. Good and tight is the torque spec.
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There are torque specs that matter (head bolts, ring gear bolts, carrier bearing cap bolts, clutch plate bolts) and there are those that really don't matter--control arm bolts, sway bar link bolts, track bar, etc. Good and tight is the torque spec.
Well said. When I'm installing a suspension, it's usually nothing but two grunt's worth on control arm nuts and bolts and one grunt on the smaller stuff. Use the right size wrenches too. Like don't use 1/2" drive ratchet wrenches on things like front shock mount bolts as that size can provide enough torque to snap them if you use the "grunt" scale. I use 3/8" drive sockets for smaller nuts and bolts or 1/2" for big nuts and bolts.

Combo box-end/open-end wrenches are good too as they are sized so as to minimize the chances of overtightening hardware.

Bottom line? Use common sense... not everything has to be superman-tight and don't use too big of a ratchet wrench for the hardware size you're working with.
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