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Old 08-18-2017, 06:15 PM   #1
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Lug nut torque

I was having a discussion with a neighbor about lug nut torque on my 22.5 wheels. Having seen the wheels removed from his motor home in the past I asked him if he had and used a torque multiplier to tighten to 450 pounds. He stated he has always tightened his lug nuts by standing on the end of a 2'6" piece of pipe placed over the handle of a breaker bar. His logic was his 200# times 2.5 = 450. Does this sound right? Could it be that simple?
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Nope, he's getting 500 ft lbs. 200 X 2.5 = 500.

My three DP's have all taken 500 ft lbs though and that was molded right into the lugs.
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Or use a 4 1/2 foot pipe and push 100 pounds.
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