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Old 03-28-2013, 07:33 PM
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Aloha Ya'll,

You've come through for me before and I bet ya'll can do it again this time!

I am just about ready to do my front end suspension, steering, and blazer brake upgrade. My question is, what are the torque specs for all the fasteners (tie rods, center link, ball joints, a-arms, shock mounts, sway bars, etc)?

I've read ShadowElky's thread on the front end rebuild and it is very informative, I am planning to assemble the new parts and removing the the tie rods and center link as one unit. Any advice or other tips to make the job relatively painless?

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All torques below are ft-lbs

Stabilizer Link Nut 13
Stabilizer bar racket to frame bolts and nuts 24
Shock Absorber upper attaching nut 8
Shock Absorber to Control arm Bolts 20
Upper Control Arm to frame attaching nuts 48
Lower control arm to frame attaching nuts 65
Upper arm bushing ( pivot shaft nuts) 85
Service ball joints to upper control arm 8
Lower ball joint castle nut 70
Upper ball joint castle nut 52
Lower Control Arm Bumper 20
Steering Pitman Shaft nut 185
Steering knuckle to tie rod end nut 30
tie rod clamp nuts 15
Tie rod to Intermediate Rod nut 40
Pitman arm to Intermediate rod nut 45
Idler arm to Intermediate Rod nut 40
Idler arm to Frame nut 60
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Just what I needed! Thanks Darbysan!
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