The dark side of mods......
So after a few hundred kms I put it back up on the hoist to re-torque everything, only a couple of bolts took much twist before my almost brandy-new torque wrench "clicked!"
So, 240lbs ft on the upper control arm top bolt - I was surprised by how easy it is to pop the back seat out as well as how there is zero sound deadened under it - but I digress - so "click"
Car back up (love hoists) reset wrench to 129 lbs ft, lower arms both ends, all relocation bracket bolts, pan hard Rod, all good - the two back bolts on the upper bracket - driver's side "click" passenger side? SNAP!!!!
Now I gotta tell ya if Ford sent me the body blueprints and I studied them for 3 days I don't think I could find a worse spot to break than the rear upper control arm bolt - bought a couple of new ones from the local dealer $4.55 CDN but no way, no how could I get the broken threaded portion out. Can't get my cordless drill up there with out dropping the rear end.....so I nursed it gently home and called my local hot rod shop - a good friend of mine, and Friday morning they'll get the broken one out and a new one installed.....and yes it was the very last one I needed to re-torque and yes the instruction said to re-use the factory bolts.....Hot Rods hey?
2014 GT Track Pack/Brembo/Recaro/Whiteline suspension system/Blowfish Racing shifter bracket - the 3.73 Torsen is so loud now that, with all due respect to Wade Chamberlain, BadFast has been renamed "The Whining Mistress"
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