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Old 08-02-2008, 08:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Jeep LJ lower control arms

can anyone tell me if the bolts on the front and rear control arms are supposed to be installed with the nuts on the inside or outside? i have seen them all inside, all outside, axle end inside with frame end outside....

also have seen conflicting torque specs based on manufacturer of the control arms - anywhere from 85-150 ft lbs.

can someone unconfuse me?

jason
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Mine have always been nuts inside. Can't help on torque as I am not near my book. However, on the shanks (not threads) of control arm bolts, cover them with a real good coating of anti seize compound. If you don't, over time the bolt will weld itself into the sleeve of the control arm. Ask me how I know
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just finished up with the install of the front and rear lower control arms. the fronts had the nuts in and rears had nuts out so that is how i re-installed them. as for torque, I checked a bunk of lift kit install instructions online and went with 85ft lbs at the front axle and 130 ft lbs on the other positions...man 130 is a bitch when your underneath the Jeep with nowhere to go.

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