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Unfortunately I don’t seem to be able to edit my prior ‘Comments’ post.

Please note that:
250 Nm = 184 Ft-Lbs. This is the correct torque specification.

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Sorry if the article is not clear. The torque-spec refers to the small nut on the top of the ball joint, not the big one at the bottom. I will modify the article to make this clearer.

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I'm having trouble visualizing any nut on top of the ball joint. Do you mean the nut on the horizontal ball joint pin? My experience is on 66-89 911.
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There is a "wedge bolt" that holds the top of the ball joint shaft in the bottom of the shock tower. The other is the large nut on the bottom of the ball joint that holds it in the open hole of the A Arm. This larger nut is torqued at a MUCH higher spec, something like 185 foot pounds.
In the process of replacing these myself...getting them off can be a major PITA.
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