ford 9 inch torque specsTorque Recommendations

This sheet contains Ford 9 inch torque specs, along with specifications for other popular rear ends.

Also included are recommendations for wheel studs, lug nuts, u-bolts, and housing end studs.

This assumes that the components are in good condition, and not fatigued.
Fasteners that have been in service for a long time should be periodically replaced.

Always follow other manufacturers suggestions when using their components.

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Dana 60 / Strange S60 Torque Lubricant Thread Locker
Main Caps 80 ft lbs Anti-Seize® None
Ring Gear Bolts 110 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
Pinion Nut 250 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
Cover Bolts 25 ft lbs None None
LPW Preload Studs 8-10 ft lbs None None
Ford 8.8 Torque Lubricant Thread Locker
Main Caps 85 ft lbs Anti-Seize® None
Ring Gear Bolts 80 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
Pinion Nut
Using Crush Collar
Tighten nut until it takes 15-20 inch lbs of torque to rotate the pinion bearings None Self Locking Nut
Using Solid Spacer 200 ft lbs None Self Locking Nut
Cover Bolts 25 ft lbs None None
LPW Preload Studs 8-10 ft lbs None None
Ford 9″ – All Cases Torque Lubricant Thread Locker
Case to Housing 35 ft lbs None Self Locking Nuts
Main Caps – Except Billet 80 ft lbs Anti-Seize® None
Main Caps – Billet Case
5/16″ Nuts 25 ft lbs Anti-Seize® None
9/16″ Nuts 120 ft lbs Anti-Seize® None
Adjuster Nut Lock Tab Bolt 10 ft lbs None None
Ring Gear Bolts
7/16″ – Grade 8 70 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
1/2″ – Grade 8 105 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
7/16″ – ARP 85 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
1/2″ – ARP 120 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
Pinion Support Bolts – Except Billet 35 ft lbs None None
Pinion Support Bolts – Billet 40 ft lbs None None
Pinion Nut
Using Crush Collar
Tighten nut until it takes 15-20 inch lbs of torque to rotate the pinion bearings None Self Locking Nut
Using Solid Spacer 28 Spline Pinion – 200 ft lbs None Self Locking Nut
35 Spline Pinion – 250 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
Sight Plug 40 ft lbs None None
Tail Bearing Retaining Screws Hand Tight None Blue Loctite®
GM 7.5 / 7.625 Torque Lubricant Thread Locker
Main Caps 60 ft lbs Anti-Seize® None
Ring Gear Bolts 55 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
Pinion Nut
Uses Crush Collar
Tighten nut until it takes 15-20 inch lbs of torque to rotate the pinion bearings None Self Locking Nut
Cover Bolts 20 ft lbs None None
LPW Preload Studs 8-10 ft lbs None None
GM 8.5 10 Bolt Torque Lubricant Thread Locker
Main Caps 60 ft lbs Anti-Seize® None
Ring Gear Bolts 65 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
Uses Crush Collar
Tighten nut until it takes 15-20 inch lbs of torque to rotate the pinion bearings None Self Locking Nut
Cover Bolts 20 ft lbs None None
LPW Preload Studs 8-10 ft lbs None None
GM 12 Bolt Car Torque Lubricant Thread Locker
Main Caps
OEM Housing 60 ft lbs Anti-Seize® None
Strange Housing 65 ft lbs Anti-Seize® None
Ring Gear Bolts 45 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
Pinion Nut
Using Crush Collar
Tighten nut until it takes 15-20 inch lbs of torque to rotate the pinion bearings None Self Locking Nut
Using Solid Spacer 225 ft lbs None Self Locking Nut
Cover Bolts 25 ft lbs None None
LPW Preload Studs 8-10 ft lbs None None
Mopar 8 3/4 – 742 / 489 Torque Lubricant Thread Locker
Case to Housing 35 ft lbs None Self Locking Nuts
Main Caps 90 ft lbs Anti-Seize® None
Ring Gear Bolts 55 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
Pinion Nut
742 Case 240 ft lbs None Self Locking Nut
489 Case
Uses Crush Collar
Tighten nut until it takes 15-20 inch lbs of torque to rotate the pinion bearings None Self Locking Nut
U-Bolts Torque Lubricant Thread Locker
3/8″ 35 ft lbs None Self Locking Nuts
7/16″ 40 ft lbs None None
Wheel Studs Torque Lubricant Thread Locker
Into Axle Flange
12mm 90 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
1/2″ 90 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
5/8″ – Bolt Type 95 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
5/8″ – Stud Type 50 ft lbs None Red Loctite®
Backside Lock Nut 95 ft lbs None None
Lug Nuts Torque Lubricant Thread Locker
7/16″ 80 ft lbs Anti-Seize® None
1/2″ 90 ft lbs Anti-Seize® None
5/8″ 130 ft lbs Anti-Seize® None
Housing End Studs Torque Lubricant Thread Locker
3/8″ 35 ft lbs None Blue Loctite®
1/2″ 40 ft lbs None Blue Loctite®