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Old 03-13-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
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How much torque to use on strut bar?

How much torque to use on the strut bar?

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Anyone pls pls pls
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:59 PM   #3
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26 ft lb

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I don't know the exact torque, but if I recall, not much. There were threads on this forum of v6 guys causing damage. ( possibly stripping the bolts... Can't remember).


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Thats why i need to know the exactly torque jejeje
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Let me double check, but I think it's only 26 ft/lbs

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Awesome thank you
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Found it. I edited my previous post with the correct torque spec

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All you need to do is hand tight. There's no extra torque actually needed. It's so easy to over tighten the nuts by torquing them down. So hand tight is all you need
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I intalled it just by hand.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:47 PM   #12
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If you don't have a tq wrench, use the german tradition technique. Goodentight.

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Nope, taking to my Ford Shop when I did mine here is what needs to be done to be safe. The Nuts are one time use only. So you must buy 4 more for about $9 and toss away the ones you took off.

Torque them exactly to spec. Too loose is just as bad as too tight. IE loose can lead to shear off, too tight leads to pop off the top or take off the strut rod and fark you over.

As a matter of fact if you research the many forums on this topic issue; too tight equals broken strut rods and a limp into shop or a tow.

Edit: on the other hand if after adding the bar all you do is drive to McDonalds no safety issues, just a good looking bar.

If you plan to take a road track at .9gs, well I hope you did things right to spec....Bueller?
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Nope, taking to my Ford Shop when I did mine here is what needs to be done to be safe. The Nuts are one time use only. So you must buy 4 more for about $9 and toss away the ones you took off.

Torque them exactly to spec. Too loose is just as bad as too tight. IE loose can lead to shear off, too tight leads to pop off the top or take off the strut rod and fark you over.

As a matter of fact if you research the many forums on this topic issue; too tight equals broken strut rods and a limp into shop or a tow.

Edit: on the other hand if after adding the bar all you do is drive to McDonalds no safety issues, just a good looking bar.

If you plan to take a road track at .9gs, well I hope you did things right to spec....Bueller?
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I didn't know I have to buy new nuts. Does the dealer carry does in stock?
if they do I will have to buy some
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Thanks! I didn't know I have to buy new nuts. Does the dealer carry does in stock? if they do I will have to buy some
I reused mine in my old 3.7 & the 5.0 for over a year..I've taken them off & put them back on w/o a torque wrench plenty of times & I've never had an issue! Ford says all of their bolts are "one time use only" but a lot of people still reuse them with 0 issues. But if u wanna be extra careful I'm sure u can get some..
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I didn't know I have to buy new nuts. Does the dealer carry does in stock?
if they do I will have to buy some
Your dealer should have them in stock. I got my bar at CJ's and they also have them in stock for this reason. Yes, several have reused them, but they were designed to be single use. Good piece of mind when on a track. If you put the originals back on for now, you can always order the new ones and put them on.

W520112-S440A is the ford part on my spare bag of them.

I found the threads on AllFordMustangs of folks that striped the strut rod off being too tight and had to limp into the dealer; got me to buy a new Sears Needle Type Torque wrench for $19.
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