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2nd Gen Torque settings

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by CaliAsh, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Jun 15, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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    CaliAsh

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    After searching a bit, it seems torque values are kind of spread around the forums. Since I do not have a shop manual for my truck yet, I am trying to put together a set of torque setting for my 2012 in one spot.

    For now, I researched suspension items since that was my first major modification. (borrowed mostly from BJMoose's OME install thread)

    I'd appreciate any input on corrections.

    Front Suspension:
    Lower Shock Mount - 61 ft lbs
    Upper Shock Hat center Jesus bolt (take it off accidently and you will be screaming his name, or something else) - 20 ft lbs
    Upper Shock Hat Mount (3 small bolts) - 47 ft lbs
    UCA to Frame * (long pain in the ass bolt) - 85 ft lbs
    UCA to spindle (adjustment) - 60 ft lbs
    Sway bar mount to frame - 30 ft lbs
    Sway bar to spindle - 52 ft lbs

    Rear Suspension:
    Lower Shock Mount - 74 ft lbs
    Upper Shock Mount - 15 ft lbs
    Rear Leaf Pack * (Front bolt and two rear bolts) - 89 ft lbs
    Ubolts - 73 ft lbs (stock), 75 ft lbs can be recommended by some aftermarket vendors

    Wheels:
    Lugs * - 83 ft lbs

    Notes:

    * torque under load (wheels resting on level ground under truck weight)

    *edit for Ubolts* Toyota transposed numbers in the service manual for ubolt torque. It is actually 73 ft lbs and not 37.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2013
  2. Jun 15, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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    Good info to have handy.
     
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    I have been collecting and creating this list myself for the past few days. Mainly because the 'Service Specifications - Suspension' link can be a bit confusing to a newbie.

    Torque Specs link:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/283708-torque-specs.html

    Guide of install - Front:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/31862-how-front-shock-spring-removal-8.html

    Guide of install - AAL:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/54186-aal-install-second-gen.html

    This would be a nice sticky IMO.
     
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    Some of this will be a great addition, however because there are various changes in torque value over the multiple years and platforms, you would have one VERY large list. I have access to torque specs from Toyota, and I can tell you it would take 300 lines to even try and post just the torque specs for the engines for just a few years. Perhaps limit it to certain sections of the Tacoma for specs?
     
  5. Nov 23, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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    I just replaced my LCA bushings and was looking to re-torque all the major points in the suspension and used the attached PDF that is floating around TW.

    Besides what is mentioned in the OP don't forget about:

    LCA to frame (cam bolts) ~100 ft lbs
    LCA to spindle ~118 ft lbs
    tie rod ~41 ft lbs
     

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  6. Nov 25, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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    CaliAsh, after some research on this site, Toyota appears to have typo'd the U-bolts torque at 37. Everyone seems to think this should be 73 lbs instead.
     
  7. Nov 25, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    Yeah, I need to edit that as I found that out a few weeks ago. The service manual transposed the numbers for the u-bolts.
     
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