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Re-Toqrue?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TXsizeK5, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    After installing springs and shackel flips and shocks, do you have to retorque anyhting after driving around for a certain amount of time? thanks
     
  2. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    They will loosen back up. I hit mine after a week or so and it seems to be ok after that. In fact, I've got to do mine here real soon as I just changed out the springs.
     
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    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    Just the U-bolts? Or everything? Thanks And did you just put an impact wrench on it or what?
     
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    If you changed the springs out, then you should recheck torque on those.
    But...they are not the primary thing that will work loose. It is the ubolts. You will need to drive around a bit, torque them, drive around run over the curb or something (to shake everything up a little), retorque them. Just retorque them until they are not coming loose anymore. New ubolts will not stay tight if you just put them on and forget about it.
    -- Mike
     

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