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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-05-2003, 04:22 AM
sssalah
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I'm in the middle of installing ES poly bushings on the rear control arms, and wanted to know the torque specs for the upper and lower arms.
Also, is there anyone who makes subframe connectors for these cars, has anybody used them?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-05-2003, 07:32 AM
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I don't have the torque specs offhand but I can answer the other question.

Nobody makes subframe connectors because we do not have subframes. They are for unibody cars and connect the front subframe to the rear where all the car had stock to do that was the floorpan. Our cars have a real frame that connects the two ends of the car. Seeing as it is a siliar thing and you seem to be used to unibody I will add that a shock/strut/enginebay brace(whatever the comany wants to call it) is useless on a full frame car as well, yet they do make at least one to fit our cars.
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-05-2003, 04:38 PM
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Once again, someone getting into mods without a Factory Service Manual...

For the upper attachment to the axle; 85 lb-ft if you are tightening the nut and 88 lb-ft if you are tightening the bolt.

For the upper attachment to the frame: 107 lb-ft if you are tightening the nut and 136 lb-ft if you are tightening the bolt.

For the lowers: 107 lb-ft if you are tightening the nut and 140 lb-ft if you are tightening the bolt.
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-06-2003, 12:11 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by 96capriceMGR:
Our cars have a real frame that connects the two ends of the car. Seeing as it is a siliar thing and you seem to be used to unibody I will add that a shock/strut/enginebay brace(whatever the comany wants to call it) is useless on a full frame car as well, yet they do make at least one to fit our cars.
When I was removing the lca's I've noticed that its not a full frame (from front to rear) there is a gap of 3-4 ft between the front and rear frames.
Yes you're right I'm used to the unibody, and remeber what a difference it made when I put subs on my f-car.
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-06-2003, 10:38 AM
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Hey sssalah, I think what you're looking at is the "open" section of the frame-it's boxed front and rear, and looks differant but it's all connected.(All one frame).
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