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Old October 19th, 2017, 07:04
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Re: Pre-Production Sneak Peak at Boostwerks Comp Mount

I believe both were OEM arms.

Note that it was not that the arms were loose. Just that the amount of effort required to remove the nut was substantially less than what I anticipated. They felt like they were only torqued to 50 ft/lbs or so, certainly not even 100 ft/lbs.

On my own I was not trying to remove the pitman arm, just replacing the nut. On AJ's we were trying to remove the pitman arm. It was certainly not loose. I was spreading the jaws on a Craftsman 17mm wrench trying to get the puller to break it loose.

I think in both cases some settling has occurred in transit. That lockwasher is a good spring, and a torque check isn't going to be a bad idea.
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