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GoneBoatN
07-11-2013, 01:39 AM
Just a friendly reminder to check your wheel lug nuts occasionally. :cool:

bturner2
07-11-2013, 07:55 AM
Part of my distance towing check list. take about 5 minutes. Also check your air while you're at it.

mikeg205
07-11-2013, 08:03 AM
great reminder guys... don't want to read about trailering gaffs..

thatsmrmastercraft
07-11-2013, 10:34 AM
Just a friendly reminder to check your wheel lug nuts occasionally. :cool:

Great thread! Hand torquing is the way to go.....especially on aluminum wheels. Torque wrenches don't need to be expensive.

Harbor Freight has them on sale now........ $15.99 marked down from $34.99
http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-half-inch-drive-click-type-torque-wrench-239.html
$10.99 with coupon http://www.harborfreight.com/

Surprisingly most aluminum wheels get over-torqued. Typically 85# is the correct setting for aluminum trailer wheels. Steel wheels usually a little more.

Also remember to re-torque 50-75 miles later. There is almost always one lug that needs tightening.