Purchased both front and rear shocks (Street valve) for a Xmas gift to myself. While installing the rears and as I tightened both upper and bottom nuts to spec, noticed that if I continued torqueing (34 lb./ft. spec) that the cup washers were going to either pancake/bottom out against the mounting surfaces and/or have it pinch what will soon be the extruded bushings. I've have always tightened bushings on shocks to a "bulge point" beyond the washers used but not to the extreme. I've tightened these to that point and perhaps beyond and I know I'm not anywhere near that 34 lbs./ft spec.. I intend to call the distributor and inquire but wanted to get some other opinions here first. My first thought is: should torque wrenches be used on a bushing application such as this? But then how would they come up with the specific spec? So I guess I've answered my own ?. I've lowered both my torque wrenches to 20 and haven't ratcheted yet. As always, thanx for the response.