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2020 ST - Doing lowering springs and need torque specs

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Just got a 2020 Edge ST and am doing H&R lowering springs. I found the instructions here on the forum (awesome and thanks)  but I can't seem to find the torque specs for the various suspension bolts. Can someone fill in the blanks for me and any others I will need? Appreciate it!

 

Front

1. Strut top hat nut:

2. Strut to knuckle bolts:

3. Strut tower bolts:

4: Sway bar link nuts:

 

Rear

1. Subframe bolts (big ones):

2. T50 torx bolts:

3. Upper shock mount bolts:

4: Sway bar link nuts:

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Sorry I don't have access to them on weekends. Basically really damn tight and then check them in a few hundred miles for piece of mind.

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These are all for a 2015 Sport right out of the factory manual.

 

Front

1. Strut top hat nut:   98 Lb Ft

2. Strut to knuckle bolts:  2 @173 lb Ft

3. Strut tower bolts:   3 @26 Lb Ft

4: Sway bar link nuts:  Upper link to Strut 85 Lb Ft

 

Rear

1. Subframe bolts (big ones):  4 @129 Lb Ft

2. T50 torx bolts:  Not Sure which bolts you are referring to

3. Upper shock mount bolts:  76 Lb Ft

4: Sway bar link nuts:  85 Lb Ft

 

Ford also states that all suspension fasteners NOT be reused.  If I were to reuse them I would add fresh thread locker to them.

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@CharlieB Thanks man! I was close with my guesses. The T50 torx bolts are near the front-most subframe bolts and help hold the bracket the front-most big subframe bolt goes through.

 

Install went great. Took my time and was a total of 5 hours doing it in my garage. Ride impressions are that it's just a touch softer over minor bumps but gets aggressive fairly quickly, especially on corner exit with the hammer down. Very pleased with the change in characteristics.

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Awesome to hear that the install went well for you. I plan on installing my h&r springs next week and this is the write up I was going to use. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wQ3WRD6zvzHaAbxE3hCZpyKIwbBI3-Gs/view , from this thread https://www.fordedgeforum.com/topic/22579-hr-sport-springs-on-g2-edge-sport/?page=7  Is this the same one that you used, any issues or tips?

Also, can you post some pics from the side and front. I am curious how much the wheels/tires are tucked in due to lowering and if I'll need to use wheel spacers to compensate.

 

 

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Yup that's the writeup I used. I did remove the wiper arms. Some say it's not necessary but I found it easier to get the plastic top tray off. Make sure you get the wiper arms put back on in the exact same position as they came off otherwise they try to wipe beyond the window (ask me how I know).

 

There has been a little settling in the 500 miles since the install, especially the rear. Maybe a 1/4" or so which makes it look even better. There is more rear camber now so the top of the tire tucks in just a tad. Fronts are fine. I'll be getting an alignment soon as I feel there is too much rear camber and am concerned about inner tire wear.

 

I have ordered custom 15mm wheel adapters using these measurements from Motorsport Tech. Very high quality and durability. Used them when I had my Mustang. 

 

I'll post some pics and measurements in a little while. It's too cold out right now.

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Pics as promised.

 

Fenderwell lip to center of center cap - front: 16 1/4", rear: 16 3/8"

Fenderwell to top of tire - front: 2", rear: 2 1/8"

 

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Thanks for the tip about the wipers and the pics. The Edge looks a lot better lowered! How has the ride and handling been for you?

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Ride has stiffened a tad but is still compliant over small bumps. I haven't had a chance to open it up on the twisties yet but maybe this weekend I'll get a chance. So far though, with a lower roll center and fairly flat body roll on corner exit with the hammer down, it feels good man. Proper length shocks with damping/rebound correction for the new springs would help though.

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Got the springs installed this weekend. I think it looks really good, (even with the snow tires) more street beast and less 4x4. Overall the install went good, the only issue was with the 21mm nut that holds the strut hat on. I had to find a way to hold the nut and turn the 10 mm on the shock. I ended up using a pair of needle nose vise grips. Thanks for all the info. I'm off to get an alignment done today.

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The alignment corrected both front and rear toe. The front camber was ok but the rear is out and still is, but not so bad that its a major issue as long as I keep tires rotated. Does anybody make adjustable rear camber arms for our vehicles?

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Is that washer already on the vehicle or does it need to be added? Anybody tried this?

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