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Old 08-12-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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Lowering spring install help

I have the OEM strut (front) out of the car with the spring removed. I have the Eibach spring in placed properly seated. I hand started the upper spring perch retaining nut...

This is where I run into problems. I know the proper torque spec here should be 52 ft/lb or Pfadt says 65 ft/lb.

Getting to that spec is a different story since the assembly obviously spins as you try to torque it down. If you use the T50 torx bit to prevent it from spinning you obviously aren't getting any torque wrench in there.

Am I missing something here? In all the instructions it just states to simply torque the nut down to 52 or 65 ft/lb. I feel this is a critical spec because if you tightened too much you pre-load the spring and not enough it would be too loose.

Any help would be appreciated...
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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Anyone?!
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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Get a wrench and torx on it a use the elbow torque. It hits a stop and does not keep going the more you tighten it. The 52 to 65 ft pounds is just snugging the nut, it is not a preload or anything.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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put the torx socket on the torque wrench, set the torque wrench to reverse, pull on the Hand wrench while holding the torque wrench. When it clicks you are at the torque spec.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:56 PM   #5
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Awesome...thanks guys.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:26 PM   #6
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put the torx socket on the torque wrench, set the torque wrench to reverse, pull on the Hand wrench while holding the torque wrench. When it clicks you are at the torque spec.
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Nice suggestion.
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