how to adjust castle nuts of 10 bolt?

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  1. Cornfield creations

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    Just what the title says. I put the ball joints in already but could easily be loosened up again. I got the castle nuts close to where the original ones were. I used GM ball joints.
     
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    did you torgue the nuts down to the correct torque spec? You might have to adjust the sleves that are in the axles inner c its self
     
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    what do you mean the sleeves in the inner c?
     
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    He's talking about the sleeves used to adjust the preload on your balljoints. they are beneath the castle nuts on the top balljoints. They look like this-

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. How do you adjust them? I screwed them down to where the original ones were. Is there a real big concern about adjusting them?
     
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    I consider it important to follow the recommended torque procedure when installing new ball joints. I forget how it goes, but there is a certain sequence that everything needs to be tightened in.
     
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