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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!!!