10k axles how to torque lug nuts to 200 ft lbs

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  1. Rockwind1

    Rockwind1 Bobtail Member

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    I had to work on the brakes on my gooseneck has the older Dexter axles 10,000 pounds but it’s kind of a new trailer to me so not an expert on it yet and I looked up the torque for my 5/8 cone shaped like nuts on a steel rim for Duel-lies but says 190-210 ft lbs. tha t a lot But I don’t have a torque wrench that goes that high. I just used a cheater bar on my three-quarter inch drive ratchet handle and I got them pretty tight but I have to be put in close to 200 pounds on them
     
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  3. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Heavy Load Member

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    Head to a tire shop many will retorque for a small fee or free if you’re a customer..
     
  4. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    130 to 170 ft/lbs for a 10k axle, check and retorque at 25 and 50 miles.
     
  5. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    You can get an inexpensive torque wrench at Harbor Freight.

    Don't mess around with taking a guess on how tight or loose your lugs are. Get yourself a $50 torque wrench and don't worry about your wheels falling off.
     
  6. W923

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    With a 1 inch drive impact?
    I haven’t seen a tire shop use a torque wrench in forever
     
  7. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    The TA does. They use it to tighten after the suggested 50 miles.
     
  8. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Heavy Load Member

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    Only jerks do final torque with impact gun .. here in Canada many provinces will go after shop in a wheel off situation if shop just installed wheels and it’s under 60 miles after that it’s up to driver to retorque wheels.
     
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  9. RedForeman

    RedForeman Momentum Conservationist

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    I got this on Amazon. This one is a 3/4 drive that will do up to 750 ft-lb if memory serves. They make all sizes. This one was about $100. You set the target torque first. Then as you start getting close, it starts chirping then goes to a solid tone when you hit the setting. Handy if you're stupid like me and set up the tool facing the wrong way, or you're working in the dark.

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  10. Ridgeline

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    wow, the axle manufacturer says in their little maintaince manual - 130 to 170 ft/lbs for a 10k axle, check and retorque at 25 and 50 miles.

    Not 200 ft/lbs.

    That said, I seem to think it is better to torque them down a lot more than 170.
     
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  11. RedForeman

    RedForeman Momentum Conservationist

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    That got me wondering, since it's been a minute since I dealt with stud centered hubs. E-trailer has a chart posted showing both. The lower value OP mentions is for aluminum wheels, the higher spec you mention is noted for steel wheels.

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