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Wingdreamer 04-27-2016 12:07 PM

Wheel torque on my trailer?
 
My 2015 Vibe is about to get a full wheel bearing repack this afternoon, and I havent been able to figure out what the wheel/rim retorque is supposed to be. Anyone know? Really dont want to guess.... thx!!!

hondo 04-27-2016 12:36 PM

The sticker on ours says 90-95 ft lbs.

Scotty 04-29-2016 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Wingdreamer (Post 1177863)
My 2015 Vibe is about to get a full wheel bearing repack this afternoon, and I havent been able to figure out what the wheel/rim retorque is supposed to be. Anyone know? Really dont want to guess.... thx!!!

I'm going to guess 90 to 100 ft lbs. However, recommend you pull down a Lippert or Dexter Axle manual it will give you the torque valve for each size wheel stud.

doc73 04-29-2016 02:22 PM

The amount is different whether Aluminum or Steel I believe. 95 to 110 for steel is what I have always read.

lbrjet 04-29-2016 03:35 PM

I use 90 on my aluminum rims. Important thing is to re-torque at 25 miles, 75 miles, 175 miles, 375 miles and then after that before each trip. Seems like about 500 miles on my trailer before before I no longer have one or two that still tightens at little.


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Wingdreamer 04-29-2016 08:15 PM

Mine are aluminum. Seems strange that forest River didn't put a sticker on the trailer right above the wheels with the torque spec.... Kind of an important thing to know....

doc73 04-29-2016 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Wingdreamer (Post 1180290)
Mine are aluminum. Seems strange that forest River didn't put a sticker on the trailer right above the wheels with the torque spec.... Kind of an important thing to know....

Mine HAD one until it peeled off withing a few weeks. It was only a paper sticker, not so good.

OldCoot 04-29-2016 08:21 PM

FWIW, lug nuts/studs don't know the difference between steel and aluminum wheels.:roflblack:

Wobbles 04-29-2016 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Wingdreamer (Post 1180290)
Mine are aluminum. Seems strange that forest River didn't put a sticker on the trailer right above the wheels with the torque spec.... Kind of an important thing to know....

Mine did. Paid attention to the spec, 100 pounds torque. Went and bought a cheap torque wrench and set it at 100 and keep it in the case, only use it for that. A little anal but it makes me happy.

No worries...
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doc73 04-29-2016 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by OldCoot (Post 1180301)
FWIW, lug nuts/studs don't know the difference between steel and aluminum wheels.:roflblack:

Not doubting your knowledge / expertise but, from what I have seen AL is 90 to 100lbs, steel 90 to 120. Must be reason somewhere. AL softer so less to avoid squishing? I dunno?


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