Front suspension rebuilt.. what order to tighten everything?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering and Chassis' started by 4fortyDemon, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. 4fortyDemon

    4fortyDemon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,307
    Likes Received:
    52
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    Location:
    Harrisburg, Pa
    Local Time:
    7:16 AM
    I'm sure this has been asked numerous times... heres what I've done...
    Replaced k member

    Replaced lower control arms

    Replaced upper control arms

    Used the same spindles (has new upper/lower ball joints

    Replaced torsion bars with firm feel bars.

    What do I tighten in what order?
    I know the car has to be on the ground to tighten the lower control arms. Other than that, I don't know.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. mbaird

    mbaird mbaird FABO Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,547
    Likes Received:
    969
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Location:
    boise, Id
    Local Time:
    8:16 AM
    tighten the ball joints to spec then snug the control arms and get the weight of the car on it. set you ride height then bounce the car and roll it back and forth a bit. Then torque you lower control arms and struts.
    This is what I have read and it really made my last front end rebuild ride better.
     
  3. 4fortyDemon

    4fortyDemon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,307
    Likes Received:
    52
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    Location:
    Harrisburg, Pa
    Local Time:
    7:16 AM
    Thank you! I snugged up the upper control arms and tightened then backed off the lowers to just being snug. I have the front on stands . Need to torque the lower ball joints. Tops are done already.
    Appreciate it very much!