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janders82 09-29-2013 07:23 PM

Front Upper Shock Bolt
 
throwing some new shocks on and wondering how tight to tighten the the upper shock bolt for the fronts (i don't currently have a torque wrench).

i cranked them down to where the bushings is pretty much the same diameter as the washers. tight enough?

Maertz 09-29-2013 07:27 PM

doesnt have to be crazy, id guess about 20 ft/lbs. mine are not squished down to bad at all

janders82 09-29-2013 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maertz
doesnt have to be crazy, id guess about 20 ft/lbs. mine are not squished down to bad at all

thanks. i'm pretty sure that 20 ft/lbs is the spec. its just that i don't have a torque wrench at the moment

1222 09-30-2013 03:44 AM

For the upper front shocks all you need to do is tighten them up to remove all slack and make them snug, then give the nut/nuts a turn or two more. Over compressing the rubber bushings to the point of deforming them is a quick way to destroying them in very short order.

Never heard of using a torque wrench on the upper shock stems, a wrench is all thatís needed. Besides, itís imposable to get one up there anyways.
:cheers2:

janders82 09-30-2013 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by 1222
For the upper front shocks all you need to do is tighten them up to remove all slack and make them snug, then give the nut/nuts a turn or two more. Over compressing the rubber bushings to the point of deforming them is a quick way to destroying them in very short order. Never heard of using a torque wrench on the upper shock stems, a wrench is all that’s needed. Besides, it’s imposable to get one up there anyways. :cheers2:

THANKS for this. was hoping you would chime in...i was thinking the same thing about the torque wrench. i can't even get a socket up there, how in the heck am i going to fit the torque wrench?

thanks for the input. your explanation is pretty much exactly what i did for the top nut.

1222 09-30-2013 03:10 PM

Your welcome and yup itís a tight fit especially on the pass side.
:cheers2:


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