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Let's post up all of the torque specs we know for our cars.

I know they're out there, but I personally don't feel like using the search option for the next half hour trying to find them all.

I plan on retorqueing everything myself to avoid having my car gone at the dealer for a few days.

Post 'em up.
 

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Front hub axle nuts: 180 Ft. Lbs.
 

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MontrealCSRT4 said:
For the suspension banging sound under braking/acceleration the SRT guys said:

LCA to cradle bolt, horizontal bolt, torque it up to 150Nm
Or 135 lb ft.
 

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this is being stickied immediately :bigthumb:

we still need more detailed torque specs...something along the line of torque specs and torque pattern
 

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Let's post up all of the torque specs we know for our cars.

I know they're out there, but I personally don't feel like using the search option for the next half hour trying to find them all.

I plan on retorqueing everything myself to avoid having my car gone at the dealer for a few days.

Post 'em up.
There you go!
 

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I tried to tighten the axle bolts but did not have a socket large enough or possibly deep enough either. Anyone know what size socket is needed for the axle bolts ?, so I can purchase one. thanks guys.
 

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I tried to tighten the axle bolts but did not have a socket large enough or possibly deep enough either. Anyone know what size socket is needed for the axle bolts ?, so I can purchase one. thanks guys.
I had the size in my tool box. I want to say 37mm? I'd have to check...
 

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any more details on torque specs besides just the specs? like the pattern to torque down things?
What do you need a pattern for?

Heads work like wheels, wheels are a star pattern. The same goes for manifolds.

Not sure what else there would be a patten on the car.
 

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i just wanted to make sure that the head was the same, really cant take a chance ya know
This is off of a V8 but you'll get the idea.



I didn't look at the list to see if these are torque to yield bolts, but typically you'll want to hand tighten the bolts, and then torque in a fashion that will evenly torque the head similar to how you do a wheel. If it is torque to yield, it's usually torque to this value, and then turn x amount of degrees. It usually requires a torque angle gauge, but 90 degrees can be an easy angle to measure....
 

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yeah i have all the tools and have torqued down other heads just wanted to be safe on it...but i guess all heads would usually be torqued down the same :jester:
 

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Please make this information a sticky. Ill add more torque specs later today.

Front Suspenion Torque Specs in Ft-Lbs.

Hub And Bearing Mounting Bolts - SRT4 60

Hub Nut 180

Lower Ball Joint Stud Pinch Bolt 60

Lower Control Arm Front Pivot Bolt (Built up to 8/1/08) 100

Lower Control Arm Front Pivot Bolt (Built After 8/1/08) 118

Lower Control Arm Rear Pivot Bolt 135

Stabilizer Bar Cushion Retainer Screws 22

Stabilizer Bar Link Nuts 43

Strut Clevis-to-Knuckle Nuts 81

Strut Rod Nut 44

Strut-to-Tower Nuts 35

Tie Rod Adjuster Jam Nut 55

Tie Rod End-to-Knuckle Nut 97

Wheel Mounting (Lug) Nuts 100



Rear Suspenion Torque Specs in Ft-Lbs.

Hub And Bearing Mounting Bolts 77

Hub Nut 181

Lower Control Arm Trailing Link Bolt Nut 70

Lower Control Arm Crossmember Mounting Bolt Nut 70

Shock Assembly Lower Mounting Bolt Nut 73

Shock Assembly Upper Mounting Nuts 35

Shock Rod Nut 18

Stabilizer Bar Cushion Retainer Screws 25

Stabilizer Link Mounting Nuts 43

Toe Link Trailing Link Mounting Bolt 70

Toe Link Mounting Cam Bolt Nut 26

Trailing Link Body Mounting Bolts 81

Upper Control Arm Trailing Link Bolt Nut 70

Upper Control Arm Crossmember Mounting Bolt 70

Wheel Mounting (Lug) Nuts 100
 

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Suspension Components

Good day everyone,

Would it be possible for someone to post some diagram/picture of the suspension, because I have the torque specs of all the suspension components but I want to tight evrything but I am not sure what is a toe link, strut clevis to knuckle etc.....

Thank for your help guys

Paolo
 

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Pic 1:
1- Strut nut
2- Mounting nuts
3- Mounting bearing
4- Mounting plate
5- Spring isolator
6- Spring seat
7- Spring isolator
8- Strut
9- Strut nuts
10- Strut bolts
11- LCA (lower control arm) bushing
12- Steering knuckle assembly
13- LCA vertical bolt
14- Nut
15- Bolt
16- LCA
17- LCA horizontal bolt
18- Strut boot
19- Nut/bolt
20- Spring
21- Wheel bearing (non-serviceable)
22- Bearing clip
24- Studs


Picture 2:
1- Sway bar end link nut
2- End link
3- Sway bar
4- Bushing clamp
5- Bushing clamp bolts
6- Bushing


Picture 3:
1- Heat shield
2- Tie rod end
3- Nut
4- Steering rack
6- Tie rod end boot
 
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