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BryanH 08-20-2012 09:14 PM

Rear LCA tight access to front chassis bolt
What do you guys use to torque down your front bolt/nut on the rear LCA's? This is the chassis side. Lots of install docs recommend 80 ft/lbs on both sides.. nut and bolt. I can't figure out how to get my torque wrench in on either side. My LCAs are on tight.. just not torqued.

These are dual rod end LCA's by the way.

My84Z 08-20-2012 09:38 PM

I usually go with tight

ILuvPizzaTimes10 08-20-2012 09:59 PM

Yeah I second that. Big ratchet or breaker bar 1/2 drive and Tighten it up! Good to go.

BryanH 08-21-2012 01:08 AM


Originally Posted by My84Z (Post 72639)
I usually go with tight

Tight is better than loose

KB93z28 08-21-2012 02:57 AM

I like it loose.......:sign0165:

BryanH 11-20-2012 08:28 PM

Whatever you do, don't try to tighten any aftermarket LCA bolts on say a set of LCA relo brackets to 80 ft-lbs... I tried it and stripped the bolt. Maybe the stock bolts are good enough for 80 ft-lbs.. not the ones you get from like UMI.

KLAB 12-09-2012 05:12 PM

i used grade 8 bolts and tightened the piss outta them by hand. which isnt very tight if youve met me

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