<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Dupes:
<strong>Any one know how the brace on top of the struts compares with the one that fits under the car, in terms for performance, price, and fitting?
Oh and the strut bolts have 2 diff torques, and they aint very high at all, so i would do them properly, least a bolt snaps and your suspension fubars and you die in a horrible crash!
Seriously you need to do the below torques (off the workshop disc). Hopefully you haven't stretched the bolts, cos that means new wishbones and dampers!
The two inner nuts (nearest the engine bay) for the Shock assy : 24-29 NM
The two outer nuts (nearest the wing) for the upper wishbone 40-49 NM
One point - never quite understood if these are a range to get the torque between, or a first torque - second torque, as all the torques are given on the disc like this, with varying range sizes. Does nay one know for sure? i just tend to do it half way between.
</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">So to do up my outer nuts, I need something with the torque of something like a Citroen 2CV and to do up my inner nuts, I need something with the same torque as a few donkey carts?
But I have over 400nm of torque.....won't this make my nuts too tight?
I don't like the thought of over-tightened nuts eek!