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Questions to those that have fitted front ARB (S3's only)

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by mattyboy199, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. mattyboy199
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    Recently purchased R32 front & rear ARB's. Fitted the rear last weekend & thinking about doing the front this weekend purely cause i have the time & will save a few quid. i ve done a little research on the net, but have a few questions (even found a guide).

    1. Did you replace the sub frame bolts, i understand the bolts are coated with thread lock or similar?

    2. Did you use a torque wrench on the above bolts or just man power ?

    thanks

    Matt
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    I dont know myself but i have a question. torque wrenches do not facilitate in removing tough fixings so not sure why your comparing them with manpower?

    Torque wrenches are settable to a specific torque setting required by a machine builder to ensure something isnt too loose or too tight.

    Maybe you mean when doing them back up? to a torque setting or fitters eye? if so then I apologise
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    i think thats exactly what he meant
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    i m not comparing them, i m asking if i should use one when i do the sub frame bolts back up or should i just do them up as tight as possible (man power)

    just red the last line of your post exactly that
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