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Author Topic:   Lug nut torque
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posted March 31, 2005 10:54 PM  
I'm gettin' ready to buy a cordless impact....what do you guys torque your lugs nuts to? If I buy a high-torque impact, does it need to be adjustable, or can I set it on max and tork away?

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted March 31, 2005 11:08 PM  
i use a snap on and have never had the lugs fall off... just run em on there till you think its good, then its always a good idea to check them by hand if you second guess your impact

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted April 01, 2005 12:49 AM  
I use a Milwaukee cordless and I think its rated at about 250 ft/lbs. Never had any problems with anything I've tightened with it.

FearDaPierce 35
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted April 01, 2005 02:51 AM  
we torgue our wheels at 85footlbs with a torgue wrench before each race and we have no problem getting them off with our SnapOn cordless impact

Mr. Badboy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted April 04, 2005 06:31 PM  
I tried out my tool mans highest powered Dewalt. It would torque to 85 ft.lbs. and thats it. It wouldn't loosen nuts above 85 foot pounds. Tried out the Milwaukee portable (the big one), and bought it. It is hands down more powerful than the Dewalt. By the way, Black and Decker makes Dewalt, but they don't want you to know that.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted April 05, 2005 11:21 AM  
I'd buy the SnapOn unit although it is expensive. It produces plenty of torque and it's small and light weight. What ever route you go, you need 2 batteries. It really doesn't have to be adjustable. I'd shoot for something that will produce 90-100 ftlbs of torque.
Those manufacturer torque ratings are never what they claim.

[This message has been edited by NJantz (edited April 05, 2005).]

Dirt Newbie

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posted April 10, 2005 09:27 PM  
On steel nuts we used our snap-on cordless, the last couple years we used aluminum nuts & removed with gun & tightened with torque wrench to 75 foot pounds, unless of course a green flag change then they would just zip em' on.


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