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Old 09-05-2015, 06:08 AM   #1
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Tortion Specs for Sway Bar Drop Link?

Hi all...

I've got a 2001 Boxster standard...

I've got a bad Sway Bar Drop Link on the Right Front Side (RFS) and need to replace it. I'm going to replace both for the front, and eventually for the back as well. Given the importance of this part for proper suspension performance, and considering the famously narrow Porsche performance tolerances in general, I want to make sure I don't over-or under-tighten. Anyone know where I can get the Porsche tortion/torque specs for the installation? I plan to use a properly calibrated impact wrench to tighten it up.

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Old 09-05-2015, 12:58 PM   #2
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Answering my own question, just in case anyone is interested...
These specs are the stock Porsche specs.

M10 Bolt - 48 ft/lbs - Front Sway Bar to Suspension Subframe
M10 Bolt - 48 ft/lbs - Front Sway Bar to Sway Bar End Link
M12 Bolt - 63 ft/lbs - Front Sway Bar End Link to Wheel Upright (pinchbolt)

M8 Bolt - 17 ft/lbs - Rear Sway Bar to Suspension Subframe
M10 Bolt - 48 ft/lbs - Rear Sway Bar to Sway Bar End Link
M12 Bolt - 63 ft/lbs - Rear Sway Bar End Link to Wheel Upright (pinchbolt)

FYI for the stock drop links there is a 3 step torque procedure for the drop link where it mates to the sway bar.

#1 - 37 ft/lbs
#2 - Loosen by 90 Degrees
#3 - Tighten to 48 ft/lbs
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:23 PM   #3
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Answering my own question, just in case anyone is interested...
These specs are the stock Porsche specs.

M10 Bolt - 48 ft/lbs - Front Sway Bar to Suspension Subframe
M10 Bolt - 48 ft/lbs - Front Sway Bar to Sway Bar End Link
M12 Bolt - 63 ft/lbs - Front Sway Bar End Link to Wheel Upright (pinchbolt)

M8 Bolt - 17 ft/lbs - Rear Sway Bar to Suspension Subframe
M10 Bolt - 48 ft/lbs - Rear Sway Bar to Sway Bar End Link
M12 Bolt - 63 ft/lbs - Rear Sway Bar End Link to Wheel Upright (pinchbolt)

FYI for the stock drop links there is a 3 step torque procedure for the drop link where it mates to the sway bar.

#1 - 37 ft/lbs
#2 - Loosen by 90 Degrees
#3 - Tighten to 48 ft/lbs
I just replaced all 4 of mine. did you have any issues with yours?
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Old 02-26-2016, 06:54 PM   #4
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Old thread, I know, but I'm wondering where this 3-step procedure comes from. All the manuals I have looked at state a torque spec of 37 ft-lbs and make no mention of backing off the nut and then re-tightening to 48 ft-lbs.

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