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Tie Rod Torque spec?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by toy4x4runner, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. toy4x4runner

    toy4x4runner 1/2 ton status

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    What should we torque the castle nuts down to on our TRE's... like some ES2010L's and stuff?
     
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    I've always been taught to torque them "til I turn blue"
     
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    Yep as tight as you can get them.
     
  4. toy4x4runner

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    so for the castle nut on tre's theres no torque spec? that'd odd. b/c on the ball joints they say 70ft/lb and that's the same thing almost... taper seat design.
     
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    I torque mine down to 80 ft lbs, then tighten until you can get the cotter pin through. NEVER loosen to get the cotter pin through.
     
  6. toy4x4runner

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    Shane74- I like the way you think. I'll go with that... 70-80 ft/lbs and tighten to put cotter pin in.
     

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