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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Bilstein rear shock install question

Installed a set of Bilstein rear shocks (purchased from Street or Track) today and when I attempted to hit the 35 ft/lb of torque recommended in the instructions....noticed the rubber bushings were crushed ...to the point the metal plates were starting to hit the shock mount which I doubt is a good thing. I removed them a couple of different times to move the bushing around but could never stop it from squirming out of one side.

Any ideas on how to remedy or is this simply normal due to the shock mount plate not aligning with the angle of the upper shock mount?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 08:58 PM
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I have never torqued a shock mount. The "standard" that everybody I know uses is to tighten the nut until the rubber biscuits began to swell out on the sides. That's it.
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Fixed it....PO had traction bars so I had no point of reference on how the shock mount plates should be orientated....clocked it properly and everything is good.
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