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elansprint71 wrote:With your girlie US hexagon nuts
Laddie, they are octagonal, that is why a torque wrench is so important.
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jbeach wrote:Thanks Sarto and Phil,
I'm seeing $71.72 when I follow Phil's link. Looks like I'm headed to Lowes some afternoon this week!
Btw, I thought I remembered my workshop manual listing the center lock nuts at 180 lbs. I'll look again when I get home tonight to confirm. I hope it is 220, as the tighter I can safely torque them, the safer I'll feel on the highway!
More is not always better. If the application is designed for 180 ft/lbs then that's what you should use. That number will already have a stress factor designed in - maybe 20% or so - and if you go to 220 ft/lbs you are 22% over the design load. Not a good idea.
Also, regarding the Lowes torque wrench mentioned (I have one) while it is a reversing wrench, it is NOT a reversing torque wrench. The wrench will not function as a torque wrench in the reverse direction. In fact, it should not be used to loosen the nuts. That can damage the mechanism. Use a breaker bar for that.
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