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Old 07-02-2011, 07:03 AM   #1  
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Installing my STR.Ts now...are you guys putting moly grease (or similar) on the bolts that attach them to the frame?

Also, Do the bolts nuts need locktite? Or just a heavy dose of 'torque' (say ~ 120 in/lbs or so?)


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Installing my STR.Ts now...are you guys putting moly grease (or similar) on the bolts that attach them to the frame?

Also, Do the bolts nuts need locktite? Or just a heavy dose of 'torque' (say ~ 120 in/lbs or so?)


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Definitely don't grease the bolts. What do you mean by frame? Don't use locktite, just torque the specs recommended by ford. I believe it's 165lbs on the lower bolt for a 2011 (less for poor years) and 26 lbs on the upper strut mount bolts. Don't get any heavier up top or you will snap the bolt and ruin your day.
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Thanks! I was more concerned with 'squeaks' after install but if you say 'no grease' on the bolts, i'm going with 'no grease'....synthethic, moly or otherwise!

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If you are reusing the "use one time only" Ford fasteners then blue Loctite is a good idea.

Do not use red Loctite.
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