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    torque spec on sway bar end-links

    Does anyone know the torque spec for sway bar end-links? I searched but couldn't find it.
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    Tight. I do not think there is a spec but you have to make sure they are tight without crushing the bushings. I would say 45 ft. lbs. but that is just a guess.

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    You want to just barely compress the bushings with the weight of the car on the suspension. There is a spec, but I have generally found that it is too tight so I always use the eyeball method.

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    So just tight enough to start compressing the bushings should work? Just trying to figure out how much thread should be showing then showing, if that matters at all?

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    Ill look it up when I get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    Ill look it up when I get home.
    Alright thanks!

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    Most endlinks use some type of self locking nut, nylock, etc. We tighten until the bushing is barely compressed with no free play at all.

    In the case of endlinks we're not trying to torque the fastener enough to tension it like when torquing a connecting rod or cylinder head bolt.

    I agree as above, a torque number is difficult to determine and is usually too high anyway.

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    Front Stabilizer Bar
    -Clamp bolts 41 ft/lbs
    -Link bolts/nuts 17 ft/lbs

    Rear Stabilizer Bar
    -Clamp bolts 18 ft/lbs
    -Link bolts/nuts 16 ft/lbs
    Last edited by KMdef9; 04-19-2012 at 11:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9:2768296
    Front Stabilizer Bar
    -Clamp bolts 41 ft/lbs
    -Link bolts/nuts 17 ft/lbs

    Rear Stabilizer Bar
    -Clamp bolts 18 ft/lbs
    -Link bolts/nuts 16 ft/lbs
    Thanks!

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