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Old 02-28-2015, 11:36 AM   #21
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Talk to any brake parts manufacturer, and he will tell you how vitally important the proper torquing of the wheel (and subsequently the rotor) is to any brake job.
I don't speak Chinese so I'll have to take your word for it.
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:08 PM   #22
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Great information for a rookie such as myself. Not just about the torque wrenches but that we need to routinely check the lug nuts on our trailers and TV. Thanks.
When delivering trailers for Jayco, I checked the trailer lug nuts after the first 50mi. Plus, every morning I checked the trailer lug nuts and tire pressures for the TT and TV.
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I don't speak Chinese so I'll have to take your word for it.
Go ahead and hammer down on your lug nuts. Forget I ever said anything.
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Go ahead and hammer down on your lug nuts. Forget I ever said anything.
I have not said anything about improperly tightening lug nuts in this thread.
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I know I should google this and not ask but I like giving knowledgeable guys a grin.....when I asked, my dealer said mine was torqued at 100 ft. lbs. So if I buy the proper tools (which sounded pretty darn complicated from these posts), am I actually going to have to put 100 lbs of pressure on it?
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I know I should google this and not ask but I like giving knowledgeable guys a grin.....when I asked, my dealer said mine was torqued at 100 ft. lbs. So if I buy the proper tools (which sounded pretty darn complicated from these posts), am I actually going to have to put 100 lbs of pressure on it?
2 foot handle and 50lbs gives you 100 ft lbs. 3 foot handle and 33.3lbs gives you 100 ft lbs.

Torque is moment (distance from fulcrum) times weight.
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Good. I can handle one of those.
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I know I should google this and not ask but I like giving knowledgeable guys a grin.....when I asked, my dealer said mine was torqued at 100 ft. lbs. So if I buy the proper tools (which sounded pretty darn complicated from these posts), am I actually going to have to put 100 lbs of pressure on it?
100 lbs at the end of a 1 foot lever
(not the usual situation) 100lbs * 1ft = 100ft/lbs of torque

50 lbs at the end of a 2 foot lever
(this is about the length of a torque wrench) = 50lbs * 2ft = 100ft/lbs of torque

You don't have to measure the torque wrench length or measure the pounds you put on it. The torque wrench measures the torque.

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When delivering trailers for Jayco, I checked the trailer lug nuts after the first 50mi. Plus, every morning I checked the trailer lug nuts and tire pressures for the TT and TV.
I check mine on each end of all trips. There is a lot of heat generated by the brakes on a trailer and with alloy wheels againts cast iron drums the heat cycles will effect the tightness.
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Of course! Thanks, didn't think of that on my own.

Obvious once you know.
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