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My new TRW lower ball joints came with torque specs for the mounting bolts to 15 ft.lbs.. My uppers didnt come with any specs, the mounting bolts are smaller than the lowers, what do i torque these too....i heard 17ft.lbs but they are smaller than the lowers which are 15ft.lbs.... 1996 gmc jimmy 4x4

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Are you talking about the 4 little bolts that hold the joint onto the arm????? that sounds right if you are.

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