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front shock bolts torque..

hey im wondering if you guys could post a pics of whats your front shock bolts looks like plz. i was looking on internet but they only said to tightem up till the bushing is the same size as the washer witch is reallllllly tight ( i saw that the torque spec is 40 ft/lbs. thanks in advance!
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I've always just tightened until the bushings slightly swell and then put a jam nut on it.
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oh i see. ok well its seen to hold in place! thanks fullscale.
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No problem. The instructions are the same that came in my Superlift kit as well as the kit(s) we've put on the XJ... lol. You should be good to go!
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Make sure you do put a jam nut on or they'll likely work themselves loose!
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Make sure you do put a jam nut on or they'll likely work themselves loose!
I always get asked at work why i put a jamnut on shocks. my answer "I'm paid hourly i care about the customers car" a flat rate tech wouldn't even think of doing it.
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the things is that i changed my shock for some pro comp ones but they didnt come with jam nut or anything and when i torque the bolt is like if there was no end...thanks again
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Put a nut of the same size ontop of the existing
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hey im wondering if you guys could post a pics of whats your front shock bolts looks like plz. i was looking on internet but they only said to tightem up till the bushing is the same size as the washer witch is reallllllly tight ( i saw that the torque spec is 40 ft/lbs. thanks in advance!
I hope you didn't try to go to the same size meaning thickness. It means the same diameter as the steel washers.

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You are overthinking it, it is just a shock. But, my rule is you tighten it until it just starts to compress the bushing. If you go farther than that, the bushing is at risk of being torn under loading conditions. The bushing is not really meant to endure load, it is there to isolate metal from metal

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