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Fox Body Mustang Suspension & Steering Torque Specs

Posted 3/19/2019 by Tyler Rodriquez

Easily find all of the Fox Body Mustang suspension and steering torque specs that you need to get your parts installed correctly in our easy to use torque spec guide.

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Fox Body Mustang Suspension & Steering Torque Specs - Fox Body Mustang Suspension & Steering Torque Specs

When it comes to adding parts to your Fox Body Mustang, it is imperative that you make sure that you are torquing everything down to the proper spec. This is especially important when it comes to your suspension components as they see most of the force when driving. Torquing your Fox Body suspension components to spec ensures that your shocks, control arms, and all other parts of your suspension are held in place at the correct torque spec for proper safety and operation. Take a look at our complete Fox Body suspension torque specs guide to get all of the needed specs for your suspension.

Fox Body Mustang Suspension Torque Specs

Front Suspension

Balljoint To Spindle Nut
  • 1979-1982 - 80 to 120 ft-lbs
  • 1983-1986 - 100 to 120 ft-lbs
  • 1987-1993 - 80 to 120 ft-lbs
Control Arm To K-Member Pivot Bolts/Nuts
  • 1979-1981 - 200 to 220 ft-lbs
  • 1982 - 215 to 260 ft-lbs
  • 1983-1985 - 150 to 180 ft-lbs
  • 1986-1993 - 110 to 150 ft-lbs
Strut To Spindle Nut
  • 1979-1985 - 150 to 180 ft-lbs
  • 1986-1993 - 140 to 200 ft-lbs
Strut Upper Mount To Body Nuts
  • 1979-1986 - 62 to 75 ft-lbs
  • 1987-1993 - 50 to 75 ft-lbs
Strut To Upper Mount Nut
  • 1979-1982 - 60 to 75 ft-lbs
  • 1983-1986 - 55 to 92 ft-lbs
  • 1987-1993 - 50 to 75 ft-lbs

Rear Suspension

Upper Control Arm To Axle Housing Pivot Bolt/Nut
  • 1979-1980 - 70 to 100 ft-lbs
  • 1981-1986 - 90 to 100 ft-lbs
  • 1987-1993 - 70 to 100 ft-lbs
Upper Control Arm To Frame Pivot Bolt/Nut
  • 1979-1980 - 70 to 100 ft-lbs
  • 1981-1982 - 100 to 110 ft-lbs
  • 1983-1986 - 100 to 105 ft-lbs
  • 19867-1993 - 80 to 105 ft-lbs
Lower Control Arm To Axle Housing Pivot Bolt/Nut
  • 1979-1980 - 70 to 100 ft-lbs
  • 1981-1986 - 90 to 100 ft-lbs
  • 1987-1993 - 70 to 100 ft-lbs
Lower Control Arm To Frame Torque Box Pivot Bolt/Nut
  • 1979-1980 - 70 to 100 ft-lbs
  • 1981-1982 - 100 to 110 ft-lbs
  • 1983-1986 - 100 to 105 ft-lbs
  • 1987-1993 - 80 to 105 ft-lbs

Steering

Steering Wheel Nut (Or Bolt)
  • 1979-1986 - 20 to 35 ft-lbs
  • 1987-1993 - 23 to 33 ft-lbs
Steering Gear Mounting Bolts/Nuts
  • 1979-1985 - 80 to 100 ft-lbs
  • 1986-1993 - 30 to 40 ft-lbs
Intermediate Shaft Flange To Steering Gear Clamp Nuts
  • 1979-1993 - 20 to 30 ft-lbs
Intermediate Shaft Flange To Steering Column Shaft Nut/Bolt
  • 1979-1989 - 35 to 45 ft-lbs
  • 1990-1993 - 38 to 54 ft-lbs
Intermediate Shaft To Steering Gear Input Shaft Pinch Bolt
  • 1979-1985 - 20 to 30 ft-lbs
  • 1986-1993 - 20 to 37 ft-lbs
Tie-Rod End To Spindle Arm Nuts
  • 1979-1993 - 35 to 47 ft-lbs
Airbag Module Nuts
  • 36 to 48 in-lbs
Wheel Lug Nuts
  • 80 to 105 ft-lbs