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1 more Haynes/Skyjacker Lift /torque ??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Dec 7, 2000.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    U-bolt nuts, per lift instructions, torque to 100-110 lbs. Per Haynes, 150. Which do you'll think I should use?

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    I put mine at 150.
    Make sure, BEFORE you torque them down, to cycle the suspension a few times to prevent any binding.
    Then torque them evenly! I have seen where guys have 1.5" of thread showing on one side of the ubolt, and .5" on the other.
    Make sure to retighten them after your first few o utings, and then peridically until they keep the torque.
    -- Mike
     
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    Yeah, I thought about the even part. I didn't think about the cycling. I step torqed them to like 50 then 80 then 100 then 110. I'll put it on the wheels and then back up a couple of times then to 150.
    Thanks Mudder

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    You talking about an air ratchet? If so, the one I have only puts out about 65 ft lbs.

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