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I replaced my control arms and the new ball joints came with nylon lock nuts. How tight do these need to be? I dont think they should be so tight to make the ball joint bulge

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I replaced my control arms and the new ball joints came with nylon lock nuts. How tight do these need to be? I dont think they should be so tight to make the ball joint bulge
Check the service manual, but if it's a taper stud, probably between 80-100 ft lbs.

The 05-09 pinch bolt is 76 ft lb. IIRC.

I don't see how the ball joint could bulge, but if you mean the dust boot, then yes it should be tight up against the spindle.

If the joint keeps spinning while you tighten it, use a floor jack or pry bar to push the arm into the spindle to force the balljoint to be held by the taper.

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The thing is i have it all buttoned back up Just waiting to put it down until i decide how tight the nut needs to be( doing other stuff also) It is tapered but i didn't want to destroy the cover
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