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sway bar links

I just put new links in tonight. I don't know how tight I was supposed to tighten the bolt and nut. Does anyone have a service manual that could give me the torque specs?

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tight?
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just tighten them up
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then again there is a toque for the bolt that holds the front diff to the frame.. weak sauce haha
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I could look it up in my service manual, but yeah.....^^ they're right, just tighten em'. They'll be fine.
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well here's the thing. When I took them off I used my 1/2" drive rachet. The length of the socket was enough to get the nut off.
When I put the new one on I tightened it untill the bolt wouldn't allow the socket to turn the nut. It still didn't "feel" tight due to the bushing compressing.

I would think that with a moving part such as this that is contantly at differnt angles that the amount of compression on the bushings would have a factor in the longevity of the part.
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18 lb-ft.
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on my 94 the torque was between 30-45 ft lbs i believe.
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on my 94 the torque was between 30-45 ft lbs i believe.
different style end link......
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