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Old 06-11-2018, 03:12 PM   #1
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Need help with torque specs

I have a 2018 Cruise Lite 263bhxl with 14 in steel wheels. I can't seem to find a definitive answer to what the lug nuts should be torqued at. The manual gives generic answers and the wheel says to refer to the manual. Can someone help? Thanks a ton!
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:17 PM   #2
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Here is a wheel lug torque spec chart (from etrailer)

For 1/2" wheel studs and a 14" steel trailer wheel you will use a torque range of 75-to-85-ft. lbs.

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I torqued my 1/2" stud, steel wheels, 14" rim to 90lbs. Looking at the chart above maybe I should loosen them and retorque to 85lbs?
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I have a 2018 Cruise Lite 263bhxl with 14 in steel wheels. I can't seem to find a definitive answer to what the lug nuts should be torqued at. The manual gives generic answers and the wheel says to refer to the manual. Can someone help? Thanks a ton!
Have you looked to see if there is a sticker above your tires telling the torque. I looked everywhere, manuals, net, ask, then looked above the wheels and found the sticker.
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I have 14" wheels and 1/2" studs. The sticker on the side of the trailer, right above the axle say to torque to 100.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:20 PM   #6
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There is a sticker that says 100 ft. lbs unless otherwise stated by manufacturer. The manual says 85 to 95 or manufacturers specs and etrailer claims 75 to 85.

I torqued to 90ft. lbs and am calling it good. Thanks for the help guys.
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Have you looked to see if there is a sticker above your tires telling the torque. I looked everywhere, manuals, net, ask, then looked above the wheels and found the sticker.
My sticker is on the front of my trailer. 105 ft lbs. Discount Tire torqued them to 100 ft lbs before I noticed the sticker. I'm not going to sweat 5 ft lbs.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:40 PM   #8
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I torqued my 1/2" stud, steel wheels, 14" rim to 90lbs. Looking at the chart above maybe I should loosen them and retorque to 85lbs?
Torques have a +/- value. For 85 lb/ft, being over 5 lbs is not going to hurt anything.
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I torqued my 1/2" stud, steel wheels, 14" rim to 90lbs. Looking at the chart above maybe I should loosen them and retorque to 85lbs?
Short answer----NO
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Have you looked to see if there is a sticker above your tires telling the torque. I looked everywhere, manuals, net, ask, then looked above the wheels and found the sticker.
If you have lippert LCI axles, the lippert manual, which can be found online has infinite detail for all axle related maintenance.

But in short in a three stage process of tightening, they take all

Half inch lugs up to between 90 and 120 ft/lbs of torque.
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My sticker is on the front of my trailer. 105 ft lbs. Discount Tire torqued them to 100 ft lbs before I noticed the sticker. I'm not going to sweat 5 ft lbs.
The better thing to SWEAT is to recheck them about 50 miles after you have them off. Torque may vary by then. Then I rechecked every few trips. Torque wrench and 3/4 inch socket travel with me.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:11 PM   #12
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And while we are talking about torque make sure you check all the hitch bolts also. I was just checking mine before our trip to the Gettysburg rally and found more then one not tight enough. So I must say thank you to all those that keep bugging those of us who keep putting things off
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