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90 landrover , rear shocks advice please

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Which brand of shocks? I installed Fox shocks and they advice:

 tighten lock nut until 5/8” of total stem is showing

You will have a hard time finding torque settings, and they differ a lot, don't overtight them or the bushings will be compressed and unable to do their job.

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17 hours ago, western said:

Defender workshop manual gives these 

rear damper upper nut to bracket 82Nm  lower nut 75Nm


My Defender workshop manual states for the rear shock absorbers:

Secure shock absorber with lower fixings to axle bracket. Tighten upper and lower fixings to 37Nm (27 lbf/ft).

That's why I think it depends on the brand you're fitting, some bushings will be too compressed at 82Nm of torque.

In the installation guide of my Fox dampers:

Install the shock on the vehicle. The original hardware can be reused if it is in good condition, otherwise replace it with new hardware. Do not tighten mounting bushings with excessive torque. The bushings should be preload-compressed only by approximately 1/8".

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