Originally Posted by foolycooly
I'm going to install this shifter and bushings in my 4-door this weekend. 2 questions:
1. Would putting the front wheels on a set of ramps leave me adequate room underneath to get the bar out/bushings in?
2. Would it be a good idea to put some non-permanent loctite on the pivot bolt since the torque specs are so low? And would there be an easy way to approximate the appropriate torque on this bolt without a torque wrench?
Depending on the type of ramps you have and their height you should be able to get away with the install. The tough part will be getting the heat shield out with only the front of the car off the ground. Best would be to ramp the front and use jack stands for the rear if possible.
Definitely possible without the rear but just a little harder.
That would be a nice thing to do with the loctite. I haven't had a problem with the bolt coming loose but with such a low torque setting it couldn't hurt. You can tell how tight to make the bolt by making it tight than backing out a full turn. If there is any slop, you can tighten little by little until it's gone. If you are too tight, you'll start to notice it getting stiff between first shifts so you can back off a bit. It wasn't an exact science since I didn't have a torque wrench that went down that low either.
Send me a PM if you run into issues during the install.