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Radius arm and axle pivot bushings

87RangerXLTct

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Just finished replacing the radius arm bushings and axle pivot bushings on my 1987 ranger 4x4.
I torqued the radius arm bushing nut while the truck was jacked up, my service manual didn't specify on whether to torque it with wheels on the ground. Did I do that wrong?
Also had no way of flaring the axle pivot bushings on the backside. I tried to peen the lip over with a punch, but that wasn't working out well. Ended up making a few shitty tacks with my welder on the back hopefully they won't move?
 


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I have never changed pivot bushings, but radius arm bushings I know...

For the radius arms it doesn't matter, the nut is a lock nut and everything is tightened until it's metal on metal and stops so as long as you felt it stop and snugged it down you're good to go...
 

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I hand tighten the radius arm nuts till they're just past snug... I think the torque spec is like 90ft/lbs or something like that... just past snug. In the air or on the ground doesn't matter.

I wouldn't worry about the lip on the pivot bushings. I just drive them in and call it good. They're sandwiched between the two tabs on the pivot brackets... they won't go anywhere.
 

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Thanks for the help guys!
 

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