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Old 05-13-2012, 05:15 PM   #11
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X2 - I use my torque wrench with extension... that way I can torque it to the correct amount at the same time.
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As others have mentioned, I use a bottle jack and star wrench.

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X2 - I use my torque wrench with extension... that way I can torque it to the correct amount at the same time.
Is the extension part of the torque wrench? If not, your lugs are not torqued to the proper spec.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:22 PM   #13
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I carry a four way and a wodden ramp that i made from scrap 2x6 . If front tire is blown position ramp behind rear tire and back trailer up ramp. If rear tire blown position ramp in front and pull up on it. Works really great no lying on the ground or wet pavement. Cause we all know tires never go bad in the driveway when its 72 cool degrees outside.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:48 PM   #14
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NOPE... I just use the one from the TV
Same here.....Last year while in Mexico, I had to break it out, which wasn't my exact favorite place to change the tire on TT......:hihi:
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I carry a 6 ton floor jack with removable two piece handle and a breaker bar with socket and extension. I also have a torque wrench to get them all back to 140 ft lbs when putting it back on.

I don't like having to crawl under the rig to jack it, thus the floor jack.
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As others have mentioned, I use a bottle jack and star wrench.



Is the extension part of the torque wrench? If not, your lugs are not torqued to the proper spec.
Ok, I have a 1/2" Craftsman 150 ft lb torque wrench that I've had for years. I use a 4" extension to secure the socket to the ratchet. My understanding is that this does not change the torque. Enlighten me.
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Ok, I have a 1/2" Craftsman 150 ft lb torque wrench that I've had for years. I use a 4" extension to secure the socket to the ratchet. My understanding is that this does not change the torque. Enlighten me.
Dmax,
I have to vote with Quahog on this. As long as the socket end of the wrench is supported the extension won't change the indicated torque.

I carry a bottle jack and 4-way plus the torque wrench. I also have the "lego" blocks for leveling which I will use if (when) I need to change a tire since rolling one tire on a short stack will easily lift the other tire (tandem axle). I keep arguing with myself about leaving the bottle jack behind and saving the weight but for now it stays.
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Redhorse, I picked one of these up and hope I never have to use it. However, I have read a lot of good comments on its effectiveness.



http://www.amazon.com/Trailer-Aid-21...656c7064757-20
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Redhorse, I picked one of these up and hope I never have to use it. However, I have read a lot of good comments on its effectiveness.



http://www.amazon.com/Trailer-Aid-21...656c7064757-20
Yeah, I've seen ramps like that but the "legos" seem to do the trick and I don't want to figure out where to store it. I tried out the blocks in the driveway and it's easy enough.
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Ok, I have a 1/2" Craftsman 150 ft lb torque wrench that I've had for years. I use a 4" extension to secure the socket to the ratchet. My understanding is that this does not change the torque. Enlighten me.
Oops, when I read extension I was thinking 'breaker bar' style extension which would extend the length of the torque wrench.

I also use an extension with my torque wrench as it has no effect on the proper operation of the wrench.
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