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Hi all,

I changed my TF suspension to the soft ride set up over the weekend.

The big bolts that bolt the bottom of the shocks to the arms are to be done up to 100nm. Which I did, but I didn't find that figure very tight. My wheel nuts are done up to 100nm.

Will it be OK ? am I at risk of torque relaxation and then the bolts bending and snapping ?

Can I just nip them up a bit tighter ? better to be tighter than not tight enough ?

Pete.
 

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I would go with the book and leave it at 100Nm, there were reports and subsequent recall of early TF’s due to that bolt snapping in service, I don’t know if the torque was reduced at the time but if I remember correctly the issue was due to the bolts not copping with the load. So I personally would be wary of increasing the torque given there has been no subsequent reported issues with those bolts, of course the suspension needs to be at the normal trim level when torqued up.
 

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If your handbook says 100nm I can't argue with that, my workshop manual says 70nm with no distinction for wheel size. What year is your car?
 
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