Lug Nuts

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AJ D.'s Comment
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You can pick up tourque indicator tabs or use a paint marker on on flat of the nut and watch for movement. the shops do tourque them but i know from experiance that they can back off after maintence

So do you re-torque them as best you can before you can get to a shop?

33mm sockets, typically, correct?

Turbo Dan's Comment
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The Lug nuts are installed and removed with a 1" impact tire gun,,,, the Torque (500 foot lbs ) is cheched with a 4 to 5 foot long Torque wrench, about a $1000 tool.

Old School's Comment
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How often do you have a flat? Is it more common in hot areas like Arizona?

I don't know if there is a typical answer for this question or not, but I have had three flats in the last eighteen months. Most of my flats were from getting something in a tire. You will learn to purposely avoid anything lying in the road, and after a while you will begin to just naturally take a look around on the pavement at shippers, receivers, and truck stops where you will be maneuvering your truck around into docks and parking spots. I have noticed more trucks on the side of the roads with flats in the summer months, and especially out West.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Phil C.'s Comment
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There is absolute no way I would torque my Lug Nuts on my Tractor at 80 FT. Pounds, thats what I torque my Mini Van at.

450-500 ft/lbs for a semi

AJ D.'s Comment
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OK ... so leave them alone until you can get to a shop.

Got it

Cleft_Asunder's Comment
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There is absolute no way I would torque my Lug Nuts on my Tractor at 80 FT. Pounds, thats what I torque my Mini Van at.


450-500 ft/lbs for a semi

Facepalm. Nevermind...

Matt 's Comment
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If you get some work done involving removing the wheels its just a good idea to have the mechanics at a stop along the way to retourque the wheels. new lug nuts and wheel studs back of more often than used ones.

Phil C.'s Comment
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I always wondered, in hazmat questions there was one about what to do with an overheated or on fire tire. They book and test say to remove the tire and carry it 300 feet away from the vehicle. In reality I would have no way of doing this on the road, and how do you carry a tire thats on fire! LOL



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