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      I just re-pitched my rear pinion and shifted my d-35 a little further back with the help of some adjustable Upper and Lower control arms. These do NOT have the Johnny Joints, just polyurathane bushings. I lubed em up really well with some wheel bearing grease, then tightened them snug enough so that they dont easily move up or down without a little muscle..then I went about another turn.

      Is this too tight?
      Will it destroy those poly bushings too quickly/

      I just don't wanna those UCA/ LCA's to come loose on the trail next week....
      You should really go to the store and invest in a torque wrench so you can get the bolts as tight as they really should be. Having them "snug enough" may be fine for some things but not suspension components on a Jeep. Here is the torque wrench I have and it works great.
      1/2" Drive Click Stop Torque Wrench
       
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      You should really go to the store and invest in a torque wrench so you can get the bolts as tight as they really should be. Having them "snug enough" may be fine for some things but not suspension components on a Jeep. Here is the torque wrench I have and it works great.
      1/2" Drive Click Stop Torque Wrench
      Surprisingly, that torque wrench actually DOES work pretty good :eek:. I own one and have compared it with a Craftsman torque wrench and they measure evenly.
       
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      If you are bolting on a Header type exhaust manifold on your 258 engine original Head, then a exhaust gasket must be used in conjunction with the intake manifold gasket. First on would be exhaust gasket followed by the intake gasket.

      Hope that makes sense...:)
      Your knowledge of OEM Jeep specs is impressive! :D Thanks for the detailed responses.

      I used the 2-pc set, 258 and Hedmann headers. I have no issues. It was easily done well within 6 hours, without removing the fender. I did disconnect the exhaust so I could pull the mainfolds up tight, then reconnected the exhaust. I did not use any sealant.
      This is the route I'll be taking! Thanks for everyone's input!

      Found a torque wrench at harbor freight, complete crap I'm sure but hopefully it will be enough to get this job done, then maybe I can just use it as a breaker bar :laugh:



      1/2" Drive Click Stop Torque Wrench

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      Get the 1/4" drive from Harbor Freight. Mine has been very accurate and I use it on plenum pans, transmissions, etc.
      http://www.harborfreight.com/1-4-quarter-inch-drive-click-stop-torque-wrench-2696.html

      You mean this one for $14 ? That price seems very cheap compared to some of the $230 ones i've seen... You sure its good ? I mean i dont want to spend anymore then $100 on a torque wrench so the price is fine for me i just dont want to find out i torqued the bolts wrong and leak coolant and stuff in the engine. If these 2 cheap wrenchs will work then more power to me, i can start on the plenum next week then.

      What about this 1/2 for the ft lbs wrench ? The reviews on these cheap harbor freight wrenchs arent that great.. PPL say they dont click and they end up overtightening bolts. Oh and what other tools will i need for the plenum, i believe i will need something to remove the fuel line on the fuel rail correct ? What else ?

      http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-half-inch-drive-click-stop-torque-wrench-239.html
       
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      What about this 1/2 for the ft lbs wrench ? The reviews on these cheap harbor freight wrenchs arent that great.. PPL say they dont click and they end up overtightening bolts. Oh and what other tools will i need for the plenum, i believe i will need something to remove the fuel line on the fuel rail correct ? What else ?

      http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-half-inch-drive-click-stop-torque-wrench-239.html


      I bought that some time ago when Harbor Freight had it on sale for $19.
      It has done just fine for me - I know it's not the best but it is accurate and
      only cost 19 bucks - so what if it doesn't last forever.
       
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      You might check Harbor Freight for a 1/2" torque wrench.

      https://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-half-inch-drive-click-type-torque-wrench-239.html

      They go on sale for $9.00 sometimes and even when they are $19.99, you can use the 20 percent off coupon that they send out regularly. Don't forget to get your free gift using one of their other free coupons. When I am in the area, I stop by and get a 5' x 7' blue tarp. I buy a 69 cent paint brush or something and use a 20 percent off coupon on the pain brush. You can never have too many tarps. Great for camping, Jeeping and they work great for cleaning a deer on the ground.

      The HF torque wrench is surprisingly accurate. If a torque wrench is off a couple of pounds it is not usually too big a deal. You want the torque for most things in the ballpark. You can also use one torque wrench against and other torque wrench to check the accuracy of both. Having a HF torque wrench works great for rotating tires too.

      For $10.00 it is not worth going to the auto parts store to borrow one for most applications. If you are assembling an engine it might be more important but for ball joints, lug nuts and such the HF torque wrench is more than sufficient.

      I do have the spanner socket. I'm a little nervous about my torque wrench though. It was a yard sale special, so no telling if it's accurate or not. I may have to rent one of those at an autoparts store also.
       
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