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Old 06-27-2013, 11:37 AM   #21
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The bar was shipped today, I am wondering about the torque wrench? I have a pneumatic impact wrench and ratchet wrench. The ratchet has 45 ft. lb, torque What torque pressure is needed on this installation?

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Old 06-27-2013, 01:25 PM   #22
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The bar was shipped today, I am wondering about the torque wrench? I have a pneumatic impact wrench and ratchet wrench. The ratchet has 45 ft. lb, torque What torque pressure is needed on this installation?

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Brackets are 40psi, and swing arms are 30psi. That'll be in the instructions. Don't forget to apply locktite to threads. They supply a tiny tube of Locktite Red, but it didn't seem to be enough, so you may want to buy a tube. I would recommend purchase of an inexpensive torque wrench. It will come in handy for other needs as time goes by. Plus, you'll want to recheck torque from time to time. Pneumatic wrench will make your installation go a lot smoother than mine - is torque adjustable on it? If so, you maybe could skip buying a new torque wrench, although I sometimes question the accuracy of those. Good luck - you'll love the results. Also, you may find it a little tight to get the impact wrench to some of those bolts - particularly on the swing arms.

A suggestion, if I may, if you're doing this by yourself: the bar is heavy and awkward to balance with one hand. To install, I hung one side up loosely - without the plastic piece. That supported one end while I connected the other end with the plastic piece and bracket, but didn't tighten down until I had correctly connected the plastic and bracket on the other end, then went back to the first end and installed the plastic and bracket. I had supported mine on a cinder block and piece of lumber, but it was still awkward until I figured out the above procedure, then it was a snap!

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Thanks for the advice Ed, I was wondering about the best way to secure it while installing. That sounds like the best way to go about it. I was also wondering about using the pneumatic tools to torque it down, your probably right on the issue of getting a torque wrench.

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Thanks for the advice Ed, I was wondering about the best way to secure it while installing. That sounds like the best way to go about it. I was also wondering about using the pneumatic tools to torque it down, your probably right on the issue of getting a torque wrench.

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One other thing, Henry: If you have a good stout pair of unsupported rubber gloves, you might consider using them. The old sway bar is coated with cosmoline - guess to prevent attack from road salt, etc., but you can't keep it off your hands, and then it picks up every bit of dirt and grime you come in contact with. Wish you were close by - used to sell gloves by the millions, and still have bunches of samples laying around.

Otherwise, you'll want to wash your hands every few minutes. Now, that being said, and my having glove samples all over the attic, I didn't wear any because I was too lazy to go upstairs and get them! Wish I had.
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Thanks again for the advise I would never had thought of wearing gloves while doing this.
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I just installed them this week myself. They are real easy to install. Only problem I had was. I did not have the Allen wrench socket so I had to go ask my brother to use one. Less than an hour to install. He lives about 4 or 5 miles away. So when I was done I drove camper to return tool. Not a very long drive but sure seems to make a difference.
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What size is that allen wrench socket?? Need to get one before my bar comes.
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What size is that allen wrench socket?? Need to get one before my bar comes.
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It's a 10mm. Not a Socket, but a wrench to insert into a cap screw. You may be able to find a 10mm adapter for a ratchet?? I had to buy a whole darn set of 3mm thru 10mm at O'Reilly. And I'll probably never use any of them again!

You'll also need an 18mm socket for the bolt heads
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Henry, try your local China feight store. Especially if it's a one type use.
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