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Old 09-14-2014, 08:34 PM   #11
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The link I provided in my post #4 confirms the approach that the OP (GMC) described is correct. The torque wrench extension calculator actually is rather slick

On Edit: I may stand corrected, if I'm reading the link correctly the extension goes on the opposite end of the torque wrench, not the handle end ....... still reading. But it does reflect a way of measuring the torque.

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Old 09-14-2014, 08:38 PM   #12
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The link I provided in my post #4 confirms the approach that the OP (GMC) described is correct. The torque wrench extension calculator actually is rather slick

On Edit: I may stand corrected, if I'm reading the link correctly the extension goes on the opposite end of the torque wrench, not the handle end ....... still reading. But it does reflect a way of measuring the torque.

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HUH????

So you are disagreeing with everything I said?
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Old 09-14-2014, 08:51 PM   #13
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HUH????

So you are disagreeing with everything I said?
You left out the 2nd paragraph of my post, or I was editing the same time you posted.

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GMC,

You can always give Reese a call and see if they have a similar method of torquing the hitch ball as the ball mount described in my post #4, which was noted in the Reese WDH installation instructions.

Just a thought.

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You left out the 2nd paragraph of my post, or I was editing the same time you posted.

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I missed your edit and I believe the OP now knows it isn't possible
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I missed your edit and I believe the OP now knows it isn't possible
I agree, not possible putting an extension on the handled end of the torque wrench.

But it appears that a extension on the socket end will work if a proper length extension can be devised, with a setting at 83 ft lb producing an actual 250ft lb result ((based on the calculator, assuming 12" torque wrench and 24" extension (3ft total)).

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I agree, not possible putting an extension on the handled end of the torque wrench.

But it appears that a extension on the socket end will work if a proper length extension can be devised, with a setting at 83 ft lb producing an actual 250ft lb result ((based on the calculator, assuming 12" torque wrench and 24" extension (3ft total)).

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sure could but unless you were needing to torque well over 250 lbs/feet the costs to make such an extension( I haven't seen one produced) would be more than to simply purchase a torque wrench that dials to 250 like mine.

I think I paid 60 bucks for it at Canadian Tire with a lifetime warranty
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I thought the original poster was trying to figure out how to torque the ball without a torque wrench since he doesn't have one. Here is how I do it. But a socket on it with a breaker bar and a 3' extension pipe and give it every damn thing you got. No way your going to break a 1" shank.
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I wonder how this torque spec came to be, why so high?. It's not for strength, torque adds no strength to the system, it could in fact make it weaker. I assume it's so the nut stays on the shank........but I don't know. Anyone know why?
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Stop at a local tire shop and ask them to hit the hitch bolt/nut with one of their heavy duty impact wrenches. Probably will do it for no $$'s but why worry about having the tools or knowledge to do it yourself when you can get it done by experts for little or no $$'s.

Did this when i needed a taller riser bar for our new WHawk. Tire shop loosened and swapped in the new bar and then retorked everything. Figure there is no need to get a strained shoulder or hernia doing this yourself.
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