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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 00, 04:51 PM
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was wondering when you guys replace the subframe bushings do you tighten till they bottom out. or is there like a TORQUE???? i,ve got my in and snugged them fairly good ,i would say around 25 lbs.but feel like they should be have you guys been satifised there right? i looked in the assembly manual but nothing there to answer this QUESTION???? every noticed when you go to that manual it just don,t seem to have exactually what you want. can anyone recommend a good one. got my off ebay,it sucks!!!!!!! bad printing,looks like you need to be a draftsman or something to read it.# are half there and the drawings are incomplete. THANKS

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 00, 07:22 PM
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There are torque specs in the Factory Assembly Manual. IMO this should be the bible for suspension and frame torque specs.

If you perform a site search you will find several postings on torque specs, probably in the Brakes and Suspension section.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 00, 02:52 AM
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The radiator support bushings are 50 ft lbs, and the body bushings are 85 ft lbs.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 00, 11:33 AM
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I just tightened mine in the 68 until I couldn't turn the wrench another millimeter. BTW, are you supposed to square up the frame to the body when you install it, or is it self-aligning? if i must align it, how?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 00, 12:32 PM
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You must realign the subframe and the body if you completely separated the two. If you replaced the bushings on one side and the the other without completely removing the subframe from the body, you are probably ok.

There is an alignment hole in the front mounting pad on each side of the subframe that you are supposed to align with a hole in the body. However, I have heard that due to production tolerances, even using these holes can result in a body that is not square to the frame. The best way to align is by measuring from specific points on the firewall to specific points on the frame rails.
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