Lug Nut Torque

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Ken, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Ken

    Ken Couch Commander

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    I want to buy an impact wrench so I can remove my wheels without having to drive to the shop.

    Is a 1900 ft/lb impact wrench sufficient?
     
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  3. kotflb

    kotflb Bobtail Member

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    That is way more impact wrench then you'll ever need on wheels. I own a 1200 ft/lb and it is more then I need, unless you have a lot of rusty bolts. You may need 1000 ft/lbs for removal on some of the more stubborn nuts, but the max torque on the hub piloted nuts are around 450, and 550 or 600 ft/lbs on the earlier budds. Double check those numbers on max torque bc its been awhile since I last looked them up.
     
  4. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    any cheap 1" impact should do fine. about 1200ft pounds. remember with a 1" gun you need the larger 1/2" air line and fittings.
    personally I found a 3/4" impact gun that runs 1200 ft pounds and it works good on wheels and still uses a 3/8" line. I've broken loose stuck nuts that our old 1" gun couldn't
     
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  5. Mechanic

    Mechanic Bobtail Member

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    3/4 is easier on your back. 1200 ft lbs is good :)
     
  6. dray

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    +1 too me a good 3/4 is alot better than a 1 inch, especially just for lug nuts
     
  7. Ken

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    Thanks for the feedback.. It looks like 3/4 it is..

    I haven't seen any 3/4's with the long shank. Is there any problem reaching in with the standard size?
     
  8. 25(2)+2

    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    If you can't find a long shank 3/4, get an extension. I doubt that there is a long shank one in a decent brand. The inlet is 3/8 inch but the hose size recommended is 1/2 inch.
     
  9. gearjammer-2000

    gearjammer-2000 <strong>Clutch User</strong>

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    I have found out a high end 1/2 will also do the trick i got one from I/R [ingersall rand] and just out of curiosity i gave it a try, to my amazement it took them off, I also have 1/2 airline running to it.

    that gun made a believer out of me, no more discount air tools!!!
     
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  10. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    I can reach them without an extension but I have 24.5's so I won't vouch for 22.5's
     
  11. cumminsvolvotech

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    IR2141 is the best 3/4 impact out there!
     
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