View Full Version : Never again...

07-31-2008, 12:41 PM
will I do a 12 piece control arm kit and both front axles at the same time. Holy shit what a pain in the ass. There is more of a point to this thread than me just blowing off steam.

You may have read that I managed to over-torque an axle-to-tranny bolt and snap it. I drove the car to the shop today (thankfully didn't have to tow it) and the mechanic told me not to use a torque wrench on these bolts. He said one should use an air wrench, because a torque wrench will keep turning. I'm not exactly sure why, but it's the only way to explain what happened. I verified that my torque wrench is working properly so that wasn't the issue. Anyways, just wanted to let anyone know who may be doing this in the future to BE CAREFUL when tightening down these bolts so you don't have to pay someone to drill them out for you.

07-31-2008, 02:14 PM
I too have broken those, but not on aun audi (o2a VW trans) I was lucky enough to be able to simply turn the nub out with my finger

but yeah, the suspension kit install in these cars suck

07-31-2008, 02:44 PM
Never over-torque Hex or Allen aluminum bolts, those Frackers are almost guaranteed to snap.

*edit* since when do we have a profanity filter?