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Thread: Dorman Knuckle bushings

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    Dorman Knuckle bushings

    I'm installing a set of Dorman knuckle bushings that I bought off of rockauto, there is a flyer in the box that states the bolts must be torqued to 59 to 63 lbs. How important is this??? because the bolts were way tighter than 63lbs when I tried to take them off and 63lbs is not a lot of torque when your talking about holding the entire wheel assembly on.
    I just dont want things to come back apart and would rather torque things much tighter.

    Thanks for any feedback.


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    Re: Dorman Knuckle bushings

    Quote Originally Posted by Carvone View Post
    I'm installing a set of Dorman knuckle bushings that I bought off of rockauto, there is a flyer in the box that states the bolts must be torqued to 59 to 63 lbs. How important is this??? because the bolts were way tighter than 63lbs when I tried to take them off and 63lbs is not a lot of torque when your talking about holding the entire wheel assembly on.
    I just dont want things to come back apart and would rather torque things much tighter.

    Thanks for any feedback.
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    Re: Dorman Knuckle bushings

    This identical question is posted up in the specific car model threads and there is/are answers there, too.


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