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Old 07-11-2013, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by GoneBoatN View Post
Just a friendly reminder to check your wheel lug nuts occasionally.
Great thread! Hand torquing is the way to go.....especially on aluminum wheels. Torque wrenches don't need to be expensive.

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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.
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