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#1 Old 06-09-2010, 04:41 PM
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Tie rod end torque spec

Hello All,

I have just installed the new upgraded steering setup on my 2005 Ram 2500 Hemi. I was wondering what are the tire rod ends supposed to be tightened to? What is the torque spec for the nut on the threaded post?

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this is off a 2004 manual,which should be real close if not exact


INSTALLATION
1. Align reference marks and install pitman arm.
2. Install the lock washer and retaining nut on the pitman
shaft and tighten nut to 251 Nm (185 ft. lbs.).
3. Install the drag link (1) to the pitman arm (5). Install
the nut (4) and tighten to 54 Nm (40 ft. lbs.) Then
an additional 90.
4. Remove the supports and lower the vehicle to the
surface. Center steering wheel and adjust toe,
(Refer to 2 - SUSPENSION/WHEEL ALIGNMENT -
STANDARD PROCEDURE).
5. After adjustment tighten tie rod adjustment sleeve
clamp bolts to 61 Nm (45 ft. lbs.).
NOTE: Position the clamp on the sleeve so retaining
bolt is located on the bottom side of the
sleeve


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SilverHemiDan,

Thats great, do you also have the specs for the tierod ends at the knuckles(end of axles)?
Wow, I definately tightened mine up way too much, guess I better go loosen them a bit.

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INSTALLATION
1. Install tie rod (2) to the left steering knuckle and
drag link. Install the nuts (1) and tighten to 54 Nm
(40 ft. lbs.) Then an additional 90.
2. Remove the supports and lower the vehicle to the
surface. Center steering wheel and adjust toe,
(Refer to 2 - SUSPENSION/WHEEL ALIGNMENT -
STANDARD PROCEDURE).
3. After adjustment tighten tie rod adjustment sleeve
clamp bolts to 61 Nm (45 ft. lbs.).


here is the track bar,also


INSTALLATION
1. Install the track bar (1).
2. Install the new bolts (2) and nuts (3). Tighten to
203 Nm (150 ft lbs.).
3. Remove the supports under the axle and lower the
vehicle to the ground.


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6" Lift PP Long Arms/Coils/Bilstein 5160's/ Dynatrac free spin hubs/Dynaloc hubs/spicer axle ujoints,
Carli Ball Joints/Carli deaver 4" leaf springs/Thuren Shackles/Carli Long Travel Air Bags
37x12.5x17 Cooper STT's/XD Enduros
n-fab step bars with Line-X
MagnaFlow (#14329)/Superchips
20% tinted windows Don Thuren steering stabilizer True Flow CAI
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