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    Torque specs on grade 8 bolts

    Yes, I have the grade 8 bolts kit from a couple years ago. My question is are the torque specs the same on grade 8 bolts than the OEM bolts? Planning to retorque control arms and steering linkage tomorrow morning.


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    I'm pretty sure. The grade 8 is just your steel hardness.


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    Yup same as stock. Grade 8 is just the grade of bolt steel
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    Thanks guys. That's what I thought, just wanted to be sure.


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    Any tips on torqueing to 125 ft lbs on control arms? I just can't seem to get enough leverage on both sides of the bolts by myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_JK_Houston_711 View Post
    Any tips on torqueing to 125 ft lbs on control arms? I just can't seem to get enough leverage on both sides of the bolts by myself.


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    Duel breaker bars may work for more leverage


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    Quote Originally Posted by black pearl View Post
    Duel breaker bars may work for more leverage


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    Thanks, yea I thought about that. I've got less than hulk sized arms so I need both arms on the torque wrench. I'm thinking maybe wedging a block of wood between the wrench and an immovable area (axle tube or upper control arm mounts) and using that as my stopper. Then just banging the wood out with a hammer after I torque.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_JK_Houston_711 View Post
    Thanks, yea I thought about that. I've got less than hulk sized arms so I need both arms on the torque wrench. I'm thinking maybe wedging a block of wood between the wrench and an immovable area (axle tube or upper control arm mounts) and using that as my stopper. Then just banging the wood out with a hammer after I torque.
    I have done that as well it does make it nice to use both hands on bigger pulls like that


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