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    balljoint bolts torque spec needed ASAP!

    i really need the torque spec for the balljoint bolts/nuts (the bolts/nuts that replace the factory rivets). they are new GM balljoints but they didn't come with a torque spec. i'm finally installing the '96 strut/knuckle assemblies with the Intrax springs today. the STE is all taken apart at the moment and need to know how tight to get these things!

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    Re: balljoint bolts torque spec needed ASAP!

    I just tightened mine good'n'tight.
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    Re: balljoint bolts torque spec needed ASAP!

    i believe its something like 45ft-lbs, +120*, thats just 2 flats. I know the +120* is right, but i can't remember off hand if its 45 or 66 ft-lbs. I think 66 is the tie-rod. My book's at home, someone can back me up i hope.
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    Re: balljoint bolts torque spec needed ASAP!

    i need the torque spec for the four balljoint bolts that actually fasten the balljoint to the strut/knuckle assembly, not the balljoint stud.

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    Re: balljoint bolts torque spec needed ASAP!

    Quote Originally Posted by slick94prix
    I just tightened mine good'n'tight.
    same here, musta done something right... been 20,000 now and everything is still golden.
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    Re: balljoint bolts torque spec needed ASAP!

    i just tightened them up without a torque wrench. i'm sure it will be fine.

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    Re: balljoint bolts torque spec needed ASAP!

    it's not that much for those bolts, they're under 30 lb/ft if I remember right. It's a low # though.
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    Re: balljoint bolts torque spec needed ASAP!

    yah fuck, they twist off if you give em another 120 deg past 45 ftlbs

    Mine are also "goodntite", just shy of grunt tight and my balljoints haven't fallen off yet.
    If you are having trouble thinking outside the box, get a smaller box and try again.<br />Five gear, manual everything, 2.8/3.4 GP coupe.

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