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1st half of lift and correct torque

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mccomas, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. mccomas

    mccomas 1/2 ton status

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    i just finished installing my 14 bolt, ord flip and greasable rear suspension bushings. can someone tell me the correct torque for my axel u-bolts and my leaf spring eyelet bolts. also should i torque with the weight of my rig on the axle or with my frame up on jack stands?
     
  2. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I go 150 ft-lbs on axle u-bolts. All the times I've done u-bolts, I've torqued them while the weight of the vehicle is on jackstands. You can probably do it the weight on the axle...shouldn't matter much. I just did it with the weight off the axle because I used the u-bolts to pull the axle into place (ie, have the axle hanging from them, and as you tighten them, the axle lifts into position)...and then I just tighten from there.
     
  3. 88Silverado

    88Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Spec is 150. Check them again in about a week.
    I installed front lift last week and had to re-torque them again today /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif
     
  4. 88jimmy4x4

    88jimmy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Allways tighten the spring eyelet bolts with the weight of the vehicle on them, basically while its sitting on the ground.
     

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