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My new TRW upper ball joints did not come with torque specs, my lower TRW ball joints came with specs, would the mounting bolts be the same torque as the lowers, and what about the main nut itself... 1996 jimmy 4x4.

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Mounting bolt torque would be equal,given bolts are the same diameter.torque main nuts to 50-70 ft lbs.

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