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New tires on truck.. tons of pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    I tired my best to torque them all down to 120ftlbs. As they tightened, it made a disturbing popping noise when it got really tight (it made the same noise when I took the wheels off). I wonder if this junky old school torque wrench with an extension got the torque even close, or If I should try to borrow a real wrench from somebody? The nuts just don't seem like they pull down smooth, but violently pop tighter a bit at a time.

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    I hope this POS wrench got the torque close enough. Once I get her running right I will be able to take her out into the light and get some better pics. I'll probably also have to cut some of the front fender off:D
    Thanks,
    James
     
  2. pauly383

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    Your a good guy man :thumb:

    I wouldn't worry about the torque too much . I can count the guys who use a torque wrench on one hand .

    They ain't going anywhere !
     
  3. divorced

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    I'm not on that hand. I just buzz 'em tight with an impact and call it good.



    The 'burb looks good... now we need some wheelin/action pics! :D



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  4. steve_kibbe

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    I don't use a torque wrench with steel wheels. Are those ltb's?
     
  5. Robert79K5

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    Awsome!
    Try putting a dab of antisieze on your lugnuts. That will cure that popping. Theres no reason a beam style torque wrench wouldn't be completely adequate for what your doing.

    I was down there in Vienna all last week for a conference. I shoulda gotten you to show me around. I loved that flat land, pecan orchards and sandy dirt you got down there. Beautiful part of the state. :)
     
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    James,
    I have never had any issue with steel wheels coming loose, and I only torque them to a 100 lbs.
    Now go get them muddy!!!! :D
     
  7. muddybuddy

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    looks goood, im not on that hand either, with 8 lugs just get them real tight, they aint comin off.
     
  8. Cove-Rider

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    tires look good! time for some wheelin! burb now just needs a big freekin lift!
     
  9. mikey_d05

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    Looks good man, now I wanna see some action pics. :D
     
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    Ditch the torque wrench....Use anti seize, or a little oil on them studs, I imagine they are really dry....

    The 'Burb looks good, now get some mud on that white paint :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:
     
  11. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    :waytogo: I actually think a beam type torque wrench is better than a click-type. No need to remember to reset it to zero when yer done with it like you have to a clickin' one.

    Anyway, yeah, next you need to get some pics of that thing in action!
     
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    I always torque my wheels down to tightenough Ft lbs
     
  13. zeroz400

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    I always use a torque wrench to tighten my wheels. Ever since sears didnt torque/tighten our lugnuts and our wheel fell off on the West Virginia turnpike ive been very paranoid about my lugnuts. I like the rims and paint, looks rustic.
     
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    Looks good James!! Now, like some others have said.......GO GET IT MUDDY!!!:D :D :D :D
     
  15. Russell

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    I always do my lug nuts to the good ol' German torque: Gootentight!
     
  16. 78Suburban

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    well, I'll get a new pull handle and get her goodntite... Unfortunately I broke my dad's pull handle when I was taking off one of the last lug nuts$$ I guess I should post pics of that... I may pick up a new one at wally world. I want to buy a craftsman or cobalt, but My dad is gonna buy it and doesn't wanna spring for the extra money.. I still would rater a tool with a guarantee.. I'm not sure what brand of pull handle I rung off. It says forged alloy on the side :crazy:
    Thanks,
    James
     
  17. OffRoad

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    white wheels don't look as bad as everybody says they do. i like them. that's what's on my truck for the winter.

    but hell, it's your truck. do whatever you want.:D
     
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    looks likemeaty stock sized tires. I rattle mine nuts with the impact and that is good. No pun.
     
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    :D :laugh: :D
     
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