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Old 05-12-2019, 10:18 AM   #15
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When I had the tire shop install my new tires, I watched as they torqued the lug nuts to 450 ft/lbs. Then I took my torque multiplier and torque wrench and I attempted to tighten the nuts and watch the torque wrench readings. Then I loosened the nuts watching the readings also. This gave me a great reading to use in the future.

Also some auto parts places will loan or rent tools. See if they can get you anch that will read in excess of 500 ft/lbs and use it to "calibrate" yours.
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The short answer is divide the torque you are looking for by 58.
If for example you were looking for 450# that would be just under 8# on you torque wrench. But you also need to know what the frictional loss is on the tool and adjust the math accordingly. There isn't a 1/2 drive torque wrench out there that is accurate at that low of a setting. This why I asked earlier about how people that were using this type of tool were torque the lugs back down, which hasn't been answered.
I was originally looking at this style of tool also due to space and cost, but I don't think it's the best way to go.But it will get the job done in a pinch....

Yea without the proper tools there is no way to be completely accurate. This is just to get me off the side of the road. I would be stopping at the next shop to have them torqued properly.



We plan to visit some pretty desolate areas. I like to know I can get a tire changed and get out of there if need be. Even if it just using a breaker bar and cheater pipe with my 220 lbs bouncing off it to tighten them down.
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There is more to changing a tire than getting the lug-nuts off and on. There is the safe jacking of the RV and/or axle, lifting the very heavy 150 to 200 pound tire on and off the hub and getting the spare tire in and out of its storage area, danger of the sharp steel tire cords cutting your hands, and the ever present danger of traffic zooming by at 80 mph not slowing down.

I would suggest practicing tire removal and instillation in the safety of a parking lot or driveway first. While you are in there with the tire removed, you might want to check the brakes out, and clean the "S" cam if your RV has them. Oh, if you do attempt to remove the drum, be careful that sucker can weigh upwards of 100+- pounds and with your piggies right below......well you get the point.
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:08 AM   #18
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This is 1:58. Can some of you math wizards tell me what I need to set my torque wrench at?
I've been looking into getting one of these but cam across so many reviews of the housing breaking. How is this one holding up for you?
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I've been looking into getting one of these but cam across so many reviews of the housing breaking. How is this one holding up for you?



So far so good. Ive only used it once. I only have it in case of road side emergency. I have 1 inch air impact at home.
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I went to a pawn shop and found an older torque wrench with a needle pointer scale to 800 ft pounds for $75. (round clock face with pointer ) I bought an extension and socket to complete the package. It works well with the exception of accurately reading the scale while you are pulling on the handle due to the location of the clock face. Not an issue with a helper.
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