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Old 10-23-2017, 12:12 PM   #1
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Wrench and socket to torque the tires on a 2017 2800qs

I need to buy a wrench and socket to torque the rims on my unit. What torque wrench and size socket do I need. I do not have any way to determine the nut size. Thanks
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:21 PM   #2
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look up your local Harbor Freight store or go to harborfreight dot com

1/2 inch drive torque wrenches and an assortment of 1/2 inch impact wrench sockets, one of which will fit the lug nuts, will cost you under $50...

look online for 20% off coupons on one item, or sign up for their emails and wait for the stuff to go on sale ans still use the coupon...

Harbor Freight has their detractors, but for something like this you are getting a great deal on good tools...
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:30 PM   #3
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What he ^^ said and possibly a short extension .
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:34 PM   #4
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Be carful of impact sockets as they have thicker walls and on my wheels they won’t fit in the lugnuts.
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:51 PM   #5
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Be carful of impact sockets as they have thicker walls and on my wheels they won’t fit in the lugnuts.
yes, good point...

make sure you get a DEEP WELL socket set... not necessarily an impact socket set...

actually I have a couple of sets of these in my truck and at home... this set usually fits any lug nut installed on my truck AND camper, with 4 available sizes. Pretty handy to have when you need to change a flat.

Also spend another $10 for a 25 inch long breaker bar.



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remember the longer the torque wrench is, the less effort it takes to use it
the shorter are easier to store but take more effort to use
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:31 PM   #7
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What he ^^ said and possibly a short extension .
I second what he said. Use it on everything you own with highway tires on it.
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:33 PM   #8
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I wouldn't trust a Harbor Freight torque wrench as far as I could throw it. I had one that was off by 30%. Threw them all away and bought some CDI ones that are made by Snap On.
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On my Viking 21RD, I need a 13/16” thin wall deep socket. 3/8” drive sockets are a bit thinner than 1/2” drive sockets.. I needed. a replacement lug nut and that one takes a 1/2” socket. I think I wil change all the lug nuts to those taking a 1/2” socket for the slightly improved clearance.
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A torque wrench is another matter, and it's a good option to apply precise torque on a nut. I don't use one for lug nuts.

For day-to-day use, I have these in my truck:

Heavy-duty lug wrench. The telescoping handle makes it very powerful, yet it collapses nicely to store in the vehicle. Mine, from Walmart, has two double-ended sockets that have a 1/2" drive adaptable to use with a torque wrench--requires a short extension. The sockets fit nicely into the recesses in alloy wheels.

Folding 4-way wrench This is handy to spin the lug nuts while loose--an otherwise tedious process. It, too, stores easily.

Both fit everything I've owned thus far since I bought them: 4 cars - Isuzu Rodeo, Ford Explorer, Dodge Ram 1500, Toyota RAV 4 - and two PUPS.
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