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steering arm torque spec needed

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hunter, May 26, 2005.

  1. hunter

    hunter Registered Member

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    I need the torque spec for the 3 fastners on the steering arm please. If anyone has this info please reply.
     
  2. hunter

    hunter Registered Member

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    Anyone?

    Im literally doing this outside right now :D

    I have the front lift on and steering arm on, just need to install shocks and tighten everything.....need this torque spec bad :crazy:
     
  3. MarcS

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    My Chiltons says 90 ft/lbs and to use new nuts.
     
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    not sure of the exact spec but they need to be TIGHT, minimum 100# i think, i didnt ever measure mine, i just cranked on it with a big ratchet and 4 foot pipe till it felt pretty damn tight. never had any problems (which is more than i can say about the rest of the truck)
     
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    That's why people have such a hard time taking off the arm. :confused:
     
  6. hunter

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    Thanks guys, the fronts all done. I will have to do the rear tomorrow...damn rain :frown1:

    I appreciate the help ;)
     
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    Did I miss something? Rear steering arm bolts? :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  8. hunter

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    lol....I am installing a lift kit which involved removing and installing a steering arm on the front so I needed the torque spec. I finished the front lift, with help from CK5 of course, and couldnt finish the rear lift because it started raining like hell, therefore I will finish the rear lift tomorrow :D
     
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    I've never know anyone who had to remove the lifted arm i put on and tightened.....
    the only complaints about arm removal ive ever heard are people removing the STOCK arm, (factory tightened and on the truck for 20+ years...)I never tightened down one of those...... :whistle:
     
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    Anytime :thumb:
     

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