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 Post Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:11 pm 
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Putting this up to help anyone looking for 'em :) It's out of my '78 Chevrolet passenger car repair manual, but the specs probably apply for most G-Bodies.
Disclaimer: If you break your bolts it's not my fault :P :lol:

Front Suspension

    Ball joint stud nuts
  • Upper stud - 60 lb. ft.
  • Lower stud - 83 lb. ft.

    Joint to upper arm (bolt-in service replacement)
  • 10 lb. ft.

    Control arm pivot to frame
  • Upper - 46 lb. ft.
  • Lower (nut only) - 62 lb. ft.

    Shock absorber
  • Upper end - 90 lb. in.
  • Lower end - 20 lb. ft.

    Stabilizer bar
  • Link nuts - 150 lb. in.
  • Bracket bolts - 24 lb. ft.

    Caliper bolts
  • 35 lb. ft.

Rear Suspension

    Upper control arm
  • Front bushing nut - 70 lb. ft.
  • Rear bushing nut - 73 lb. ft.
  • Front bushing bolt - 70 lb. ft.
  • Rear bushing bolt - 80 lb. ft.

    Lower control arm
  • Front bushing nut - 70 lb. ft.
  • Rear bushing nut - blank (70-73 lb. ft.???)
  • Front bushing bolt - 70 lb. ft.
  • Rear bushing bolt - 73 lb. ft.

    Shock absorber
  • Lower nut - 62 lb. ft.
  • Upper nut - 12 lb. ft.
  • Upper bolt - 20 lb. ft.

    Pinion nose bumper
  • 8 lb. ft.

    Stabilizer mounting bracket to control arm
  • 35 lb. ft.

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 Post Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:31 pm 
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could we put this into the tech section ?????? Mods ???

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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:37 am 
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Good job doob! Those pretty much match what I have in my books dead nuts.

Note: Those specs are for factory components. Some aftermarket parts will require different torque specs.

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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:19 am 
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Hopefully it should match, it's from a Chevrolet factory manual! :mrgreen:

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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:41 am 
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HAHA! True!

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 Post Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:42 am 
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I would add that all the A-arm & rear suspension hardware should be torqued with the car on the ground, or at least with the tires at ride height, unless you have Delalum bushings or spherical bearings.

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:55 pm 
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should this be a sticky?

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 Post Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:39 am 
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Nice! This is great!
Do you happen to have the specs for the outside uca shafts torque specs?

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It's likely if they're included in the manual, but those are up in Michigan :?

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 Post Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:56 am 
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V8 Rumble wrote:
Nice! This is great!
Do you happen to have the specs for the outside uca shafts torque specs?



85 lbs/ft.

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