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torque for ubolts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rebel88, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. Rebel88

    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

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    im putting my 14 bolt back in after having gears and a locker put in it and i need to know what to torque my ubolts to? i know this has been discussed somewhere before but my search yielded no results...

    thanks guys

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  2. bigmack

    bigmack 1/2 ton status

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    I have heard that anywhere between 90-120 ft lbs is OK, I always torque mine to about 100 ft lbs and come back and check them regularly.
     
  3. Rebel88

    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

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    that was my plan...torque em to about 100-110 and them check them after driving on it for about a week, then regularly from then on

    thanks for the reply

    Later
     
  4. BurbinOR

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    150 lb/ft
     
  5. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i've been told 140ft/lbs that's what i do
     
  6. shane74

    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    Wow! That's some serious wrenchin'. I put mine at 110 lbs/ft, and I thought I was gonna yank my shoulder out of it's socket. All my books say to go between 90-120 lbs/ft. How'd you manage 150 by hand? That takes some serious leverage!
     
  7. chevyfumes

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    My Tuff country directions said 90-110....
     
  8. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Torque wrench that goes up to 250. Easy............helps being 6'4 and 200 and like to play around with the weights a bit. That's the number ORD told me to use.........SW himself.
     
  9. UNCLE CRACKER

    UNCLE CRACKER 1/2 ton status

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    i tourqe mine at 150lbs on the front and rear
     

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