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Old 06-07-2002, 10:05 AM   #1
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I need torque settings for the bolts associated with a coilover install

Can anyone help me out. I'm taking my car to a tuner shop to have my new coilovers installed and I want to have the correct settings for them. They do mostly hondas/acuras, so I doubt they'll have this info unless I provide it. Thanks.
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Old 06-07-2002, 12:12 PM   #2
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Come on....I know there's someone on here who's got them

They were just posting about it recently, but I can't find it under the search.
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Old 06-07-2002, 12:18 PM   #3
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13mm nuts - ~15 ft/lbs
rear shock lower bolt - 84 ft/lbs
front kingpin pinch bolt - 50 ft/lbs
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Old 06-07-2002, 12:25 PM   #4
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I don't really know what I'm talking about...

that's why I'm paying someone to do it. Are those the only bolts for the whole install? thanks again.
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Old 06-07-2002, 12:57 PM   #5
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Oh, I forgot about the nuts that go over the top of the shocks. It's 25 ft/lbs
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Old 06-07-2002, 02:28 PM   #6
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Uhh...

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13mm nuts - ~15 ft/lbs
rear shock lower bolt - 84 ft/lbs
front kingpin pinch bolt - 50 ft/lbs
These numbers all sound wrong...

The 13mm nuts on the rear shock mounts and front strut hat should be around 27ft/lbs if I'm remembering correctly.

the rear shock lower bolt was something closer to 55 ft/lbs

the locking nut on the front shock tower was 47 ft/lbs

I think these numbers are very close...i need to check my bentley manual.
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Old 06-07-2002, 02:51 PM   #7
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It also depends on what kit you have. Some come with their own nuts and have the manufacturer's recommended torque numbers.

But, the 84 ft/lbs for the rear lower shock bolt is straight out of the bentley manual.
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Old 06-07-2002, 03:29 PM   #8
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cool...

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It also depends on what kit you have. Some come with their own nuts and have the manufacturer's recommended torque numbers.

But, the 84 ft/lbs for the rear lower shock bolt is straight out of the bentley manual.
Hey, topazmania....I wasn't trying to discredit your numbers. I was just stating that I think some of them are a bit off.

My apologies for stating an incorrect number for the rear shock bolt.
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Old 06-07-2002, 03:38 PM   #9
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Hey Vinny,

No need to apologize. I wasn't offended. :
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Old 06-07-2002, 03:40 PM   #10
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Old 06-07-2002, 05:19 PM   #11
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Hey Vinny,

No need to apologize. I wasn't offended. :
Cool.
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Old 06-07-2002, 05:19 PM   #12
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These are 100% correct...

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Can anyone help me out. I'm taking my car to a tuner shop to have my new coilovers installed and I want to have the correct settings for them. They do mostly hondas/acuras, so I doubt they'll have this info unless I provide it. Thanks.
OK, this is right out of the Bentley Service Manual.

REAR:
- M10 (self locking nut on the rear shock mount) 10 ft-lb (14 Nm)
- M8 (the two 13mm nuts on the rear shock mount) 17 ft-lb (24 Nm)
- Shock to trailing arm bolt 74 ft-lbs (100 Nm)

FRONT
- M8 (the three 13mm strut hat to chassis nuts) 18 ft-lb (24 Nm)
- Upper strut mount to strut shaft nut 47 ft-lb (64 Nm)

That should cover it.
Good luck!
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