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Old 04-13-2012, 12:01 PM   #11
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Just got these from the Forest River wheel mfg. Here is a website for a lot of interesting files.
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File Type: pdf Flagstaff Series06 wheels.pdf (353.5 KB, 107 views)
File Type: pdf Flagstaff TT Alum Wheel torque specs.pdf (311.4 KB, 181 views)
File Type: pdf Flagstaff wheels.pdf (3.41 MB, 105 views)
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:04 PM   #12
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So is that document saying max torque should be 95lbs on 1/2 inch lugs? I have 16 inch aluminum wheels and don't have a clue who the wheel manufacturer is or what they should be torqued at?
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:13 PM   #13
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If it is a Forest River product, you more than likely have a HiSpec alum wheel. My Flagstaffs have all had the 06 series.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:17 PM   #14
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If you have 16" wheels and 1/2" studs, 1/2" 90-120, so I would go with 105-110 lb/ft. I found out that it took about 3 times on 2 of my wheels and 4 on the other two to finally get them 'seated'. About 50 miles between torguing. I just left the caps off on our first trip until I got home.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:40 PM   #15
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Is there some sort of manufacturer number on the wheel to help identify them?
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:32 PM   #16
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This really isn't that hard. Makes no difference who's wheels you have. The torque value is for the stud. If they are aluminum with 1/2" studs, torque to 100 fbs and recheck them for the next two 50 mile trips. If u like 105 go to 105 ftlbs. Most availble torque wrenches are only accurate to +/-5% anyways. After you torque them, the most important step afterwards in lugnuts on a trailer is checking them regulary.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #17
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You are correct 87CrewDually, wheels are wheels and the studs are what is important. Alum wheels regardless of manufacturer take longer to get the torque set than steel wheels because of the compressibility of the material. That's why it usually only takes about twice on steel wheels and 3 or 4 times on an alum. wheel.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:50 PM   #18
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What do you torque your lug nuts at?

there is sooooooo much I could say to this but I think at this time I will go repent !
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:35 PM   #19
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Just make sure you have a tool that will break them loose if you have a flat and need to change one.
That's a good point! We had a couple of flats on the old salem and learned that we needed a 12volt impact wrench to remove the lug nuts. The 12volt impact wrench is now part of our travel must haves!

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Old 04-13-2012, 07:50 PM   #20
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I carry a 1/2" calibrated torque wrench and socket. That way, I can check the torque about every other night when we are on the road.
Not to make an issue, but regardless of whether the wheel is alum or steel, the torque should be the same. The torque is to stretch the stud/bolt to a percentage (usually 75%) of it's yield strength.
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