I just completed a full front suspension rebuild on my 95 9C1. I used the MOOG higher durometer rubber bushings and the AC Delco replacement parts elsewhere (ball joints, idler arm, tie rods, upper control arm pivots shafts, etc.).
Once everything was installed and tightened (snug -- but not final torqued), I set about doing the final torque on everything (yes, with the suspension at final ride height).
I was able to get to passenger's side LCA nuts/bolts & UCA nuts with a torque wrench (difficult to do-able).
Same for driver's side LCA nuts/bolts.
Got to the driver's side UCA rear-ward nut thru the wheel well.
Finally, attempted the UCA forward nut (closest to radiator) on the driver's side. Too much of an angle to get at it from the wheel well. From above (thru engine compartment) was only able to get a box-end wrench on it (15/16" I seem to recall). Absolutely no room to sneak a socket in there. Tightened it as best I could with my
15/16" box-end wrench. BUT, the torque spec is 92 ft-lbs. I have a fairly long 1/2" drive torque wrench I used for everything else. Had to give that a pretty good tug to get to 92 ft-lbs. Couldn't really tell how tight I got that last UCA nut -- the 15/16" box-end is about half the length of my torque wrench.
After all the work I put into this suspension, I'd like everyting to be right. How have you guys done this? Is there some way to get a socket/torque wrench on this nut -- or do you just use whatever tool gives you access and tighten to where you think it is right?
Thanks for any help.