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NORCAL SS
06-05-2013, 03:45 PM
anyone have the specs for front/rear suspension bolts/nuts?

stealthy1ss
06-06-2013, 08:52 PM
anyone have the specs for front/rear suspension bolts/nuts?

I have front and rear suspension installation print outs from the dealership with torque specs. Give me a chance to scan them and post them up.

stealthy1ss
06-06-2013, 09:13 PM
BAM!

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MAZ
06-07-2013, 08:46 AM
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^Excellent info!
Sure wish that I had these a year ago!

Ryephile
06-07-2013, 11:03 AM
Thanks for sharing. :)

Kind of amusing how the rear damper has different torque settings for upper and lower mount. [Yoda voice] Makes sense it does not.

...and I totally called it for the wimpy front sway-bar drop-link torque setting.

shagghie
06-07-2013, 11:52 AM
**** the guy that did my alignment, said the upper assembly strut mount said the specs was 31lbs! I asked him to go to 35lbs for me. But this says 41lbs!

commonsense
07-27-2013, 09:46 AM
Do you have the factory printout showing rear sway bar bolt torque? Thx.

mneuman916
07-27-2013, 09:49 AM
This should be a sticky - great information!

trevc
07-27-2013, 12:53 PM
Service manual says 190 Nm (140 ft. lbs.) for the rear bar pinch bolts.

Do you have the factory printout showing rear sway bar bolt torque? Thx.

Tweak
07-27-2013, 02:44 PM
This should be a sticky - great information!

As useful as this info is I made it a sticky and removed the ? from the title as well as relocated it to the DIY section with a permanent redirect in place so it is now easily accessible for future reference. :)

mneuman916
07-27-2013, 04:52 PM
Kind of amusing how the rear damper has different torque settings for upper and lower mount. [Yoda voice] Makes sense it does not.

I can see it, based on the top bolt being a self tapper - I imagine higher torque would risk stripping the threads. The lower bolt I guess has a hardened steel nut and can take the extra torque. This is obviously just speculation....


Service manual says 190 Nm (140 ft. lbs.) for the rear bar pinch bolts.

Holy CRAP! Never would I have guessed it to be that high! The timing of this information is interesting... I'm debating on ordering the Vogtland springs. I was never comfortable with lowering my old Sport (Or Haring's old Sport) without torque specs...

pk9394
07-27-2013, 09:09 PM
about time. install my spring soon. thanks!

Tweak
07-27-2013, 09:59 PM
I can see it, based on the top bolt being a self tapper - I imagine higher torque would risk stripping the threads. The lower bolt I guess has a hardened steel nut and can take the extra torque. This is obviously just speculation....



Holy CRAP! Never would I have guessed it to be that high! The timing of this information is interesting... I'm debating on ordering the Vogtland springs. I was never comfortable with lowering my old Sport (Or Haring's old Sport) without torque specs...

I think you NEED some Eibachs. :D

Gigante
07-27-2013, 10:09 PM
Put some Koni rear shocks on your list no matter which lowering springs you go with, you'll be so happy with the end resultbigok

mneuman916
07-29-2013, 09:58 PM
I think you NEED some Eibachs. :D

HAD some Eibachs. Not going that route this time.... :nono:


Put some Koni rear shocks on your list no matter which lowering springs you go with, you'll be so happy with the end resultbigok

I'm planning on it Edwin! Vogtlands are officially ordered! Konis will come later though... I need to slow down! I've still not made my first payment! :nightmare:

Tweak
07-29-2013, 10:59 PM
HAD some Eibachs. Not going that route this time.... :nono:



I'm planning on it Edwin! Vogtlands are officially ordered! Konis will come later though... I need to slow down! I've still not made my first payment! :nightmare:

Slow down...ppffttt, you already waited 6 months or so as it is bud. Get to modding!

mneuman916
07-29-2013, 11:27 PM
Slow down...ppffttt, you already waited 6 months or so as it is bud. Get to modding!

No no... I'm 6 months EARLY remember? ThrashinSmiley

Hey stealthy1ss - is there a chance that they list a torque value for the nut that's actually holding the spring hat on top of the front strut? Thanks in advance!

Tweak
07-29-2013, 11:34 PM
No no... I'm 6 months EARLY remember? ThrashinSmiley

Hey stealthy1ss - is there a chance that they list a torque value for the nut that's actually holding the spring hat on top of the front strut? Thanks in advance!

Waited, you just didn't realize 6 months ago you should have bought your Abarth.

fastgascar
10-18-2013, 08:40 AM
Here is what I have so far:

Abarth Suspension TQ Settings
Front Upper Strut mount to spring 30ft lbs (note:do not use impact)
Front Upper Strut nut 40ft lbs
Lower Strut mount to spindle 55ft lbs
Sway bar nut 37ft lbs
Rear upper shock mount 52ft lbs
Rear lower shock mount 74ft lbs
Rear Torsion bar Pinch bolts 140Ft lbs (note:if installing thicker torsion bar increase it up to 20lbs)
Rear sub-frame bolts 75ft lbs
Lower cross-bar bolts 55ft lbs
Side sub-frame bolts 65ft lbs
Steering Rack bolts 65ft lbs
Anti-roll bar clamp bolts 28ft lbs
Side frame brace 35ft lbs
Wheel bolt 80ft lbs

Jordan Jadallah
01-08-2014, 02:14 PM
I wish I saw this thread before I did my spring installation - I over torqued my front left shock and broke the nut off :disturbed: - I had to get a new whole shock to replace.

Make sure you use the numbers, and don't make the same mistake I did!

Dreamcar
04-12-2014, 11:10 PM
I don't know what torque tool can be used to tighten the mounting nut while keeping the hex from moving inside the strut. All I have is a 3/8 drive torque wrench. Can I get away with hand tightening (but not overtightening) the mounting nut? Is my torque wrench all I need for the other bolts/nuts? I don't want to start pulling things apart only to realize I am missing a tool.

Megatron
07-31-2018, 02:30 PM
I bought Moog K100156 camber bolts for the front suspension. For those who've installed this, what did you torque it to?
The factory bolts require 55 ft/lbs, but these are a lot smaller in diameter (7mm vs 10mm stock).

I over torqued one and broke it, so I don't want to break the other one.