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Old 03-07-2013, 04:01 AM   #1
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Just bought the Steeda shifter bracket and the manufaturer instructions say to torque the bolts to "specification". Does anyone know how many ft. lbs? or just ratchet them while being careful not to overtighten? which does't seem like good advice since the bolts could be sheared off and has probably happened to someone. Thanks.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:40 AM   #2
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Call steeda for torque specifications.
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Service manual has all torque specs.

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Thanks for the link! The closest thing I found in the manual is "install the two gear shift lever nuts" "Tighten to 11 Nm (97 lb-in)." I was like HOLY S***! But then I realized its 97 lb-in and NOT ft. lbs. 97 lb-in equals 8.08 ft. lbs. Attached is a pic from the manual. Can someone tell me if these are the bracket nuts because the manual calls them shift lever nuts. Thanks.
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I've never been in there, but that looks right. If you think 97 ft. lbs. is crazy, look up the torque spec for the UCA mount. It's something bonkers like 350 ft. lbs.!
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I've never been in there, but that looks right. If you think 97 ft. lbs. is crazy, look up the torque spec for the UCA mount. It's something bonkers like 350 ft. lbs.!
Yea ford says 350 ft lbs but UPR had instructions that said something like 140 when you use their bracket and bolt.

I still went with 350
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350 ft lbs? wheel lugs are only 100 ft lbs. ??? the bolts would probly shear off at around 30-50 ft lbs. I borrowed a in lbs not (ft. lbs) torque wrench today and Ill be installing it tomorrow. Ill post results.
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There seems to be confusion here. I want to make sure yall understand the manual says 97 (inch pounds) and NOT (foot lbs.) 97 inch lbs equals 8.08 foot lbs.

I started this thread bcuz the installation instructions are unclear. And after doing more research sure enough some other poor dude over tightened and sheared the bolt from the underbody that had to be drilled and re-welded i think.

Not a problem I was willing to chance. Especially being stationed here in Germany.
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I just swapped my shifter with the MGW and yes those are the bolts of the shifter bracket. "hand tight" or some version of that was the recommended torque from MGW as they stated that the bolts were susceptible to sheering off. Some blue loctite and using common sense will yield good results.
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