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Old 06-26-2011, 11:14 AM
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Default In the middle of the walrod bushings install.. Need torque spec help

Per the instructions I need to torque everything back to spec. Anyone have the specs handy? Thx so much!

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http://www.paragon-products.com/v/vs...ntructions.pdf

I used the torque specs on the final page of the above. I believe there is some discussion about one of the specs mentioned here (can't remember which), but I used these and nothing has fallen off yet.
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From Darin at FDM:

The caster eccentric bolt- 59 ftlb.
The nut on the small bushing side- 63 ftlb.
The bolt on the large bushing side- 77 ftlb.
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Originally Posted by jhummel68, re-posted by whidbey and confirmed by Bill Verberg when I was doing my install:

I took a look at the service manual and it shows these values in the front torque table:
A-arm front to side member 110NM / 81 lb/ft
A-arm rear to side member 85NM / 63 lb/ft
Joint carrier to A-arm:
Caster eccentric 65NM / 48 lb/ft
Mounting 120 / 88 lb/ft
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Awesome.. Thx for the quick response. Any tips on taking the eccentric off without a11mm hex key?
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Just got done with those yesterday. Getting the old bushing out of the first LCA was a pain! But after learning from the first few, I had the 2nd set off in 30 min. Both LCA's back in the car and all the suspension comes out today! This thread was timely...Im gonna go check torque settings!
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Originally Posted by ryano View Post
Awesome.. Thx for the quick response. Any tips on taking the eccentric off without a11mm hex key?
I thought I had the appropriate key until I got to that point and found mine to be the wrong size......Fortunately, I was able to get a good enough purchase on it with a large set of channellock pliers to be able to break the nut on top loose...I reinstalled it the same way, but I'd say the hex key is definitely the best was to go if you can get one.
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Originally Posted by TMc993 View Post
Originally Posted by jhummel68, re-posted by whidbey and confirmed by Bill Verberg when I was doing my install:

I took a look at the service manual and it shows these values in the front torque table:
A-arm front to side member 110NM / 81 lb/ft
A-arm rear to side member 85NM / 63 lb/ft
Joint carrier to A-arm:
Caster eccentric 65NM / 48 lb/ft
Mounting 120 / 88 lb/ft
Terry,
Thanks for the credit - I guess I was right for once. I need to show this to my wife; every once in a while I get things right.
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Originally Posted by ryano View Post
Awesome.. Thx for the quick response. Any tips on taking the eccentric off without a11mm hex key?
I believe its actually a 12mm allen (which you can get at sears).

Some people used vice grips from what I read, and others claimed they were able to get the bolt loose without it.
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Originally Posted by ryano View Post
Awesome.. Thx for the quick response. Any tips on taking the eccentric off without a11mm hex key?
Just took both of mine off yesterday - the eccentric side was so frozen on after 100K I just put my impact on the nut side and it spun off without budging the ecentric a mm. I have the proper allen socket - but it was all the way over in my tool box...
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Originally Posted by jhummel68 View Post
I need to show this to my wife; every once in a while I get things right.
I don't know if I'd do that....In my experience, proving you are correct only raises expectations...
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Thx again for the help guys... Got them installed and they are awesome. Other than the 1.5hrs we wasted at autozone, napa, sears ect looking for damn 11mm key it was fairly smooth. Couldn't find the key anywhere so my father in law ended up wrapping a 10mm key with metal tape till we had a 11ish size key. It was just enough to break it loose. Once I got it back in place and lined up he alignment markings I was able to torque the top and the eccentric stayed in place.
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post
I believe its actually a 12mm allen.
Yep.


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