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torque spec for shock mounting bolts front/rear

This is a discussion on torque spec for shock mounting bolts front/rear within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; does anyone know the torque spec for the front and rear shock mounting bolts? I'm installing QA1's today....

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    torque spec for shock mounting bolts front/rear

    does anyone know the torque spec for the front and rear shock mounting bolts? I'm installing QA1's today.

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    The GM service manual states,
    front shocks:
    lower bolt 48 lb/ft
    lower nut 48 lb/ft
    upper mount bolt 37 lb/ft
    upper mount nut 32 lb/ft
    rear shocks:
    nut to rear axle 66 lb/ft
    shock absorber nut 13 lb/ft

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    Thanks a lot. That's a huge help. Can you also give me the torque specs for the front sway bar

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    The insulator bracket bolts to the frame are 41 lb/ft and the end link upper nut and bushing are 17 lb/ft.
    I am looking at installing the same system on my 2001 WS6. Since I want to lower it about 1 inch. I kind of waiting to see if other people like it before I go and order any parts and pay all that freight on something that might not perform the way I want on my driver. I am interested to see how you like the system.

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    I'll certainly make a post on it. I chose it because everyone I talked to told me that QA1s are the best choice for the F-bodys. The adjustability for the ride and for the ride height adjustment in the front. When my friend and I installed them in front yesterday, we didn't understand how to adjust the height and made the car higher off the ground. The QA1 instructions are terrible. Just keep that in mind. Also, I'll be calling them, I think one front shock is bad. No matter how I adjust the pressure, it feels the same. The other one gets hard as a rock. I may have to send the one back so the car's disabled for the moment.

    Thanks again for the specs.

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    Glad I could help, and looking forward to seeing how you like it.

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