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Old 05-26-2016, 03:03 PM   #1
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Lug nut torque setting

What is the lug nut torque setting on a Jayco 19RB
The manual lug nut chart shows three settings:
Stage 1 impact wrench
Stage 2 clicker setting
Stage 3 clicker setting
There are different settings for 4, 5, 6, and 8 lugs
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Old 05-26-2016, 03:16 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

The "stage 3 clicker setting" would be the final torque setting using your torque wrench. Is that what you're asking?

The goal is to tighten the lug nuts gradually and evenly; not slam on one to full torque then slam on another etc. using the impact wrench. The idea is light with the impact wrench, then medium with a torque wrench, then final with the torque wench.

Does it also mention you should also tighten the lug nuts in a pattern, across from one another?

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:56 AM   #3
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1/2-20 nuts need to be torqued to 95-100 FT/LBS, regardless if they are on a trailer or vehicle. Also, never lubricate the stud.
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Welcome to the forum.

The "stage 3 clicker setting" would be the final torque setting using your torque wrench. Is that what you're asking?

The goal is to tighten the lug nuts gradually and evenly; not slam on one to full torque then slam on another etc. using the impact wrench. The idea is light with the impact wrench, then medium with a torque wrench, then final with the torque wench.

Does it also mention you should also tighten the lug nuts in a pattern, across from one another?

Hope this helps.
This.

I used to just get them snug (in a cris-cross pattern) instead of using an impact, because I didn't own an impact until recently (and this one only goes to 80 ft lbs, so I just let it do its thing, then break out the torque wrench). Get them snug, then proceed to the step-up torque specifications, always crossing the hub to the opposite lug after each step (to ensure that the wheel is sitting flat and even against the hub).

Also, re-check the final torque after a hundred miles or so.
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Aside from things like replacing the heads on an engine, or rebuilding the valve body on a transmission, I really don't torque things like wheels. I'm not saying you shouldn't torque wheels, I'm saying in 37 years of owning cars and trailers I've only torqued wheels once or twice. Never a problem, never warped a wheel.
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Aside from things like replacing the heads on an engine, or rebuilding the valve body on a transmission, I really don't torque things like wheels. I'm not saying you shouldn't torque wheels, I'm saying in 37 years of owning cars and trailers I've only torqued wheels once or twice. Never a problem, never warped a wheel.
My torque wrench is the 2nd longest wrench I own (other than a 22" breaker bar) and so it's easier to get good leverage on the lug nut. So, I figure, why not? I'm using a long wrench anyway, so why not just use my torque wrench and do it right?

Now, If I'm on the side of the road and don't have my torque wrench for some reason, yeah, they're gonna get the "gutentite" treatment...
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Always torque, why not? I have seen 2 cars and a camper on the side of the road with a missing wheel recently. Saw the wheel about 1/2 mile down the road.
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