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Old 12-19-2015, 07:34 AM   #1
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Wheel torque

I'm trying to find the torque value for the rear wheels on my 2005 alpine coach 38fdts. Seems like none of the truck tire places that I've called even use a torque wrench.

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Old 12-19-2015, 07:46 AM   #2
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Hi Don, If you have 22.5 wheels, 450-500 flbs. Look AT POST #9 here
Wheel lug nut torque Specs?
Quite the invention I must say. Look at section 5.2 in Alcoa's manual, M22 X 1.5 is a common stud size for RV's with 22.5 wheels.
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Originally Posted by donlynn View Post
I'm trying to find the torque value for the rear wheels on my 2005 alpine coach 38fdts. Seems like none of the truck tire places that I've called even use a torque wrench.
Good luck finding a tire shop that torques lug nuts. They may go back over them to make sure there is enough torque though. I use a 3' breaker bar and try to use 150 lbs. of my weight to achieve the 450 plus torque. That has always seemed to work well. A follow up torque test in 50 miles is good idea and then you will be good to go.

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Old 12-19-2015, 05:38 PM   #4
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The folks at Henderson's Grants Pass Oregon actually hand torqued all wheel nuts after working on my wheels/tires.
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Old 12-19-2015, 07:03 PM   #5
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All of the commercial impact wrenches I have ever been around can be set for a certain torque. Building steel bridges we would calibrate the impact wrenches on a periodic basis, and then perform spot checks. They were surprisingly accurate. I would imaging tire centers can calibrate their impact wrenches to a certain torque value also.

While building bridges we also used a torque wrench with a 6 foot long handle. Two of us would climb up into the bridge carrying the wrench, one of us would place the wrench on the nut, and the other person would pull down the handle. All this while hanging several hundred feet above the water. Each of us has safety lines on and so did the wrench!
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Tire shop torqued all mine when I got new tires last spring and did it again a month later to make sure they all stayed tight.
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:25 PM   #7
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Pete's Road Service in Corona Ca. uses a torque wrench on all wheels.
They have checked my wheels in the past-----no charge. Thank you Pete's

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