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Torque question?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JUNIOR-K5, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. JUNIOR-K5

    JUNIOR-K5 1/2 ton status

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    I just installed a shackle flip from diy 4x great product kert. Question is what should I torque rear shackles to I put them at 45lbs. is that good or not enough. Thanks
     
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    Which bolts are you talking about? If you mean the bolts that hold the brackets to the frame then what diameter of bolt is being used?
     
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    I mean the rear shackles that hold the springs where bushings go.
     
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    Oh ok, i think those go to like 80 lbs. They are 9/16" IIRC?
     
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    Cool thanks how about the front shackles would they also go at 80lbs.
     
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    Depends on bolt size. GM used two different size bolts.
     
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    Now this is just me but I use nylocks on all my bushing bolts and tighten them down to just after snug. I do this to prevent binding. You will have to replace your bushings more often (like every two or three years) or at least I have had too.
     

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