Torque Control Arms with full weight on suspension? - Chevy Impala SS Forum
 
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 01:10 AM
buffman
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Getting a new stock replacement set of Upper Control Arms put on the car tomorrow, and I was wondering if the bolts are supposed to be torqued to spec with full weight on the suspension? I thought I remembered reading that somewhere but I can't remember.
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Matt
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 01:20 AM
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Yes, you want to torque them with the full weight on the suspension. The bushings can bind if you don't.

Mike
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 01:27 AM
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That said, for those rears there is another option IF you have a lift. What I did was to torque them at the "loaded" ride HEIGHT, but do it while the shocks are disconnected and springs are out (which gives LOTS more room to work under there!). To do this, figure out approx your ride height, and then before torqueing the arms put a jackstand/screwjack under the axle to get it to the proper height.
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 11:06 AM
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okay thanks guys. I'll tell my buddy that..

Matt
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