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Unread 09-29-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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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?

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Unread 09-29-2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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doesnt have to be crazy, id guess about 20 ft/lbs. mine are not squished down to bad at all
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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
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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.
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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.
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.
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Your welcome and yup itís a tight fit especially on the pass side.
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