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Torque specs for hi-steering arms

Does anyone know the recommended torque for D44 hi-steering 9/16" bolts?
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Re: Torque specs for hi-steering arms

might wanna ask the chevy crowd.. they have them on their stock setups... and could give you the torque for them... i use my highly calibrated right arm... and make it gudentite...
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Re: Torque specs for hi-steering arms

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Does anyone know the recommended torque for D44 hi-steering 9/16" bolts?

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Tight. And use lock nuts.
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Re: Torque specs for hi-steering arms

Tighten until surrounding metal turns pink.

My chart shown 132 for a 9/16 gr8.
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Re: Torque specs for hi-steering arms

Yup, like everyone has mentioned... The tighter the better. And Be sure to get good quality lock nuts. Steering is not a place to skimp. Do it right.
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Re: Torque specs for hi-steering arms

Unlike every one else said, the tighter is not better. Torques are specified for a reason. Bolts should not be in shear. They should only be in tension. It is the friction between the two surfaces that keeps things together. Tightening a bolt gives you clamp force between two surfaces thus increasing your friction. If you don't reach the specified torque and clamp force the two parts might be able to move in relation to each other which will give you a broken stud because the bolt will be in shear. If you over tighten and yield the bolt you could have torque but no clamp force which will give you the same parts moving in relation to each other thing.

For some thing as important as steering, keep looking until you find the right torque!!!
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Unlike every one else said, the tighter is not better.

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Not everyone. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]



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Bolts should not be in shear. They should only be in tension.

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It's good to see that someone else understands fasteners. Too many people think that shear strength of a bolt is what it's all about. [img]images/graemlins/applause.gif[/img]
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Re: Torque specs for hi-steering arms

Thanks for your input guys. I always try to torque by the book for the reasons listed above, except this time I didn't have the book.

I just bought this months "4x4 Garage" Mag and it happened to have all types of torque specs for D44, D60 and many others including the steering arm to knuckle torque: 90 ft-lbs.
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