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Old 01-28-2013, 12:04 PM   #635
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Originally Posted by cyberkaa View Post
Not mine, but that doesn't make a difference. It's a remanufactured assembly and was assembled for a specE30 car, so I have some faith in the components.

Don't get me wrong - you should torque the older style tie rods, too. It's just harder to apply a lot of torque without damaging them. The ends where they screw into the rack, i.e. where you put a wrench, are shaped differently. E30s, e.g., have a 75 Nm torque spec and E46 M3s require 110 Nm. I would feel safer with lock plates regardless, but BMW decided they weren't necessary.

Yeah, no kidding, lol.
Makes sense. I wonder if non-M and ///M tierods have the same 110 nm torque requirement? (hard to look up now that TIS is down and I don't remember)
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