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Old 07-11-2019, 06:06 PM
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Just got called. My drm valved Bilsteins are on their way. Any tips on getting that super high torque on the back bolts without knocking the car off the jack stands
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None of the shock bolts are torqued very high. Are you referring the caliper bolts? You don't need to remove the brakes in order to change the shocks out. For the rears, it's just the 4 bolts that hold the shock in place (2 at the top and 2 on the bottom). Then just twist the positioning a little and it comes right out. For the fronts, do a search on the zip-tie method, or just unbolt the upper A-arm. There's a few more steps for the fronts that I'm not mentioning, but the point is that you don't need to touch the calipers for anything.

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None of the shock bolts are torqued very high. Are you referring the caliper bolts? You don't need to remove the brakes in order to change the shocks out. For the rears, it's just the 4 bolts that hold the shock in place (2 at the top and 2 on the bottom). Then just twist the positioning a little and it comes right out. For the fronts, do a search on the zip-tie method, or just unbolt the upper A-arm. There's a few more steps for the fronts that I'm not mentioning, but the point is that you don't need to touch the calipers for anything.

I thought I read 160ft/lbs on the back.
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That's the axle nut.
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That's the axle nut.
Install guide for Bilsten shocks says rear shocks lower mounting bolts are 160 ft/lbs. written guide and multiple videos confirmed
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Install guide for Bilsten shocks says rear shocks lower mounting bolts are 160 ft/lbs. written guide and multiple videos confirmed
yes, you're right. 162.
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You're going to love em!!'
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I have changed the shocks on my old C5Z, my C6Z, and my friend's C6 GS, and I can tell you that it's not hard to remove that bolt. I'm not that strong of a guy, but it never gave me any issues while sitting indian-style on the ground right in front of it. I just used a normal 1/2 in ratchet.
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Lower rear shock bolt torque is 107 lb ft. Straight out of the service manual. Also says to torque the bolt, not the nut, to avoid breaking it
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