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Old 07-17-2014, 09:22 PM   #1
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Meyle sway bar link instalation question

They usually have a spot where you can insert an allen key or torx to hold the stud steady while torquing the nut. The one I got in the mail today didn't have any. Any one knows how to torque it? thanks
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:09 PM   #2
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There should be a counter hold on the back, using a 15mm or 16mm open end wrench to hold it. Must be a really thin wrench to fit though. I just get a cheap wrench and shave it down with a grinder.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:15 PM   #3
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Thanks ZHP, I noticed the nut at the end and was concerned about the tight space too ....
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:41 PM   #4
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:25 PM   #5
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Wish I had that lol

Oh boy, I just verified that I will have to use a torx bit on the stud for my control arms (I'm doing both sway bars and control arms/bushings)

The nuts are self locking (they look like they have a plastic rim on the top) and when I tried them on, the whole thing spun. Is there enough room there to hold the stud and torquing the nut?
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:25 PM   #6
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they are just like stock now. I posted about this here
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