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Old 03-12-2019, 06:50 PM   #4
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Re: Control Arm Bushings - How tight should these be?

I've done multiple 6x-72 trucks & always threaded them front/back as equally as I could.

I also read the info on the torque spec for the caps & know I never came near that 160-280 ft/lb range. When I tried that, they would either gouge the ends up or lock the dang arm in place.

As I assemble things, I thread the caps in (upper & lower) until they are snug but they still allow the arm to pivot. Once everything is assembled & full weight is on the suspension, I tighten them to the low end of the spec & went about a 1/2 turn more for the lowers.
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