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Old 04-03-2010, 11:16 PM   #1
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Default Torque setting for rear shocks???

Installed the Steeda Sport springs and Koni's in the rear of the Stang today, but have no idea how tight I should make the top shock nuts, in the trunk of the car???
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Didn't the Konis come wirh installation instructions including torque settings?
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Probably does, but why would I want to read the instructions, this is too much fun I think it's 25lbs....
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Old 04-04-2010, 05:11 PM   #4
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Are you waiting on the Sport struts too? I have the rear shocks and the springs, but I was waiting for the struts to come to do the change.

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The manual says 30 foot pounds:

http://iihs.net/fsm/?dir=65&viewfile...20Absorber.pdf
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Awesome, thanks...wonder why they want you to tighten the shock absorbers lower bolt while the car is at curb height? There is a bushing in there that allows it to rotate?

PS. I only did the rears to see how they compare with the stock fronts. They are a little more stiff, but keeps the wheels planted during heavy acceleration over bumpy surfaces. Will tackle the fronts this weekend....I have about three fingers space above the rear wheel after the drop. I didn't measure the height before, so can't tell you how much
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