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Front Shock Install Question

I am installing some new shocks up front and had a question about the top nut. I keep tightening it down and the top bushing keeps getting flatter and the bottom bushing is still kind of loose. The bottom bushing is getting tighter but I'm afraid I am going to damage the top bushing if I go any farther. Suggestions?

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make sure the bushings are seatd againts the pocket correctly, and you should reach resistence after youve got about 3-4 full thread above the nut. if not, once you get to about 5-6 threads, you should be good.
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so it doesnt' matter that the top bushing is much more compressed than the bottom bushing?
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depends on weather the wheels are off the ground ?

if you have it jacked up and the wheels off and the suspension is hanging then your OK !


most shocks are designed to just about bottom the nut up against the shoulder of the threads and be ok at ride height.
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This is with the wheel on the ground:

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torsion bars cranked a little eh? lol

looks fine.
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torsion bars are not cranked at all.
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well then i'd say you got the nuts tightened just about enough .
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torsion bars cranked a little eh? lol

looks fine.
I know this is a terrible picture. It is hard to take one of your torsion keys. However, as you can see it is pretty close to the center of the adjustment range.

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