Jump to content

90 landrover , rear shocks advice please


Recommended Posts

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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".

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy