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Stabilising/pre-loading Suspension; Installing Suspension Arms
Topic Started: Jan 3 2017, 12:23 PM (340 Views)
Stephen
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According to the workshop manual, prior to torquing the bolts for suspension arms, the suspension should be stabilised/pre-loaded. Any suggestions on how this can be done at home and still have access to torque the bolts? :wacko:
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Pnut
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i usually put a jack under the ball joint and raise it up till it starts taking weight off the axel stand or whatever the car is sitting on, that way it is pretty close to being in the right position and i can still access all the bolts ;)
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Pnut,Jan 3 2017
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i usually put a jack under the ball joint and raise it up till it starts taking weight off the axel stand or whatever the car is sitting on, that way it is pretty close to being in the right position and i can still access all the bolts ;)

second this.

depending on what your torquing to spec, put the car on blocks/ramps rather than axle stands? clearly not a solution when your half way through the job, but for a project to make it easier for your self, get a couple of big blocks of wood, about 30-40cm high so you can get under the car with suspension fully loaded
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This was for the 2 bolts that go into the body for the front upper arms. I couldn't access the bolts with the coilovers fitted.
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