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I can't find the info i saved on these, anyone know what the specs are?

I remember torquing them down when i installed my replacement arms from quadratec. When i removed the arms today, the front axle end of the lower arm was all torn up. It seemed whatever specs i was told before was toooo tight and it would not let the arm swivel on the bolt and that resulted in the bushing being torn. Luckily i still have my old stock arms to use.
 

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It's supposed to be tight enough that the bushing does not swivel on the bolt. The bolts are not lubricated in any way, and they would wear out otherwise. You've discovered one of the many limitations of a regular ol' rubber bushing, or the more expensive and equally useless poly bushings.

You'll see lubricated bolts (have a grease fitting in them) in some aftermarket stuff (toyotas junk in my experience) so this isn't an issue. It's a band-aid fix to a poor design, but toyota guys run leafsprings on all corners so it's perfect for their mentality.
 

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It's supposed to be tight enough that the bushing does not swivel on the bolt. The bolts are not lubricated in any way, and they would wear out otherwise. You've discovered one of the many limitations of a regular ol' rubber bushing, or the more expensive and equally useless poly bushings.

You'll see lubricated bolts (have a grease fitting in them) in some aftermarket stuff (toyotas junk in my experience) so this isn't an issue. It's a band-aid fix to a poor design, but toyota guys run leafsprings on all corners so it's perfect for their mentality.
I only had these on for a couple months and didn't off road since. I'm not sure how they could rip on the road. There's a round tear going around the bolt sleeve in the bushing.
 

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Okay, well, THAT shouldn't happen. When you installed them, did you leave the bolts loose until you put the weight back on the tires, then torqued 'em? If you torque them with the axle drooped, it will cause them to be twisted at static height, and that will wreck them.
 

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Okay, well, THAT shouldn't happen. When you installed them, did you leave the bolts loose until you put the weight back on the tires, then torqued 'em? If you torque them with the axle drooped, it will cause them to be twisted at static height, and that will wreck them.
I installed them with the jeep on the ground, doing one at a time so no it wasn't drooped.
 
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