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Old 10-26-2004, 07:55 PM   #41
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Let me tell you something, I was running 92 PSI on my Impact wrench and was only able to get 1 freakin' bolt loose. I can't go any higher in PSI on the wrench, for most jobs it does great, but not this one. I had to take it to a performance shop with a bigger impact wrench to get those bolts loose. I ended up paying a few bucks to go ahead and have them install the front and rear bars while I was there....hey, it was easier, so shut up about it.
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Old 10-27-2004, 01:08 AM   #42
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Told you there tight. hahaha, I was running about 120 psi and every one of them came right off. When we did the second car we did it all by hand. 1/2 inch ratchet does plenty fine.
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Old 12-06-2004, 03:46 PM   #43
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w00t ...this will help me ALOT if i decide to install these on my car
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:48 PM   #44
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did it help
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Anybody know what the actual torque is on those bolts?
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Old 04-02-2005, 03:56 PM   #46
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Torque Specs:
Sway Bar Bushing Bracket Bolts Tighten in 2 stages first 36ft/lb then 50ft/lb
Subframe 15mm Bolts 85ft/lb
Subframe 18mm Bolts 130ft/lb
Sway Bar Link Nuts 35ft/lb
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Old 04-02-2005, 08:20 PM   #47
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Thankyou for the info. this is greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-04-2005, 04:01 AM   #48
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Good writeup, It's amazing how many people I tell that you can put the front bar in without dropping the k-member out that tell me I'm wrong. haha. Good job.

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Thanks.
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Great Writeup,

Definitive, great Graphic Presentation. and encouraging.
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