TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS

1965 1982 Corvettes

Wheels, Brakes, Suspension & Carrier

WHEELS

Rally Wheels (Steel) 75

Optional Wheels (aluminum) 80* (retorque @ 100 ml.)

BRAKES

Caliper Mounting Bolts, front 70 5/8

rear 70 5/8

Caliper Housing Bolts, front 130 13/16

rear 60 5/8

REAR SUSPENSION

T-Arm Front (toe-in shims) 50+* 5/8 & 11/16 nut

Spring Retainer (to rear end)(Steel Spring) 70 13/16 bolt (de-arch spring)

U-Joint (inner) U-bolts 15 9/16 nut

caps 30 9/16 bolt

U-Joint (outer) flange bolts 75 5/8 (use locks)

Strut Rod (inner) camber bolt 70* nut

Strut Rod (outer) shock mount 75+* 15/16 nut

Shock Absorber (upper) bolt 60 5/8 & 11/16 nut

Shock Absorber (lower) nut 40

Bearing Housing to T-Arm 30 9/16 nut

Spindle Nut 100+ 1 1/16

WARNING: If the assembly was not properly set-up, tightening the spindle nut will load the bearings and cause imminent bearing failure!

 

FRONT SUSPENSION

Upper A-Frame bushing bolt 35* 9/16

Upper A-Frame align. Shim nut 50 11/16

Lower A-Frame Front Mtg. Bolts 70 5/8

Lower A-Frame Rear Mounting 100 7/8 & 16/16 nut

Steering Arm to spindle 70 nuts (63-68, 11/16)

Ball Joint (upper) 45+ nut

Ball Joint (lower) 75+ 7/8 nut

Ball Joint (replacement bolts) 25

CARRIER

Front Bracket (to frame) 65 5/8 & 11/16 nut

Front Bracket (to housing) 50+ 5/8 & 11/16 nut

Strut Rod Bracket Bolts 35 9/16 (use locktite)

Rear Cover Bolts 50 5/8

Filler Plug 20

+ plus additional torque when necessary to align cotter pin hole

* tighten bushings only when arms are at riding height.