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This is a discussion on Torque Arm install within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Is there any "easy" way to bolt-up the clam-shell around the poly bushing? ( A4 BMR non-adj.) Not so much ...

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    Torque Arm install

    Is there any "easy" way to bolt-up the clam-shell around the poly bushing? ( A4 BMR non-adj.)
    Not so much that I'm looking for an easy way.....just need to know if there are any tricks or advice to getting it closed and bolted.

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    Is the transmission cross member stock or BMR too?

    Lube the poly mount with WD40 just before sliding it in.

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    Stock.
    I was thinking of that after I posted. Was ready to try a little Bering grease or WD.
    I already had the clam shell bolted down but, the torque arm wouldn't slide into the hole. So I mounted the rear part of the arm and now have the task of trying to close the clam-shell.

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    On my UMI T/A I left the bolts for the clam shell slightly loose but not enough to push the poly bushing out. I inserted the front in first and then swung it up on to the rear. You may need a floor jack (I did) to lift/tilt the rear to get to the same angle as the T/A. I also slide the bolts from the bottom and use lock washers and a dab of red Lock tight to make sure it doesn't loosen up. Far easier to push the bolts up then to get clearance for them to come down. Once the rear bolts are tighten then I go back to the clam shell and tighten them up.
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    AWESOME, I will give that a try.
    I've got plenty of room to install the bolts on the top of the "diff" rather then the bottom. Car is up on jack stands, off the frame rails, not the axles.

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