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Old 12-13-2011, 08:29 AM
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Default Can't find inch pound torque wrench for 16 in/lbs

Where can I buy an inch pounds torque wrench that can do 16in/lbs? Craftsman will only do 25-250. Looking to pay under $50.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:48 AM
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Default Re: Can't find inch pound torque wrench for 16 in/lbs

What for?

Use your math. That's 1 lb/ft. Not very tight at all...what's it for? Upper intake bolts?
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:06 AM
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Front inner spindle nut for the wheel bearings on 94 4X4. The spec is 16 inch-pounds and I've been reading posts on explorer/ranger forum and some people just go finger tight.

The story is last night I had to get my truck put back together and all I could find in the stores was the craftsman one. I can get the craftsman 25-250 in/lbs torque wrench to go below 25 but don't know how accurate it is. I set the t.w. up for 16 but don't know if it was truly 16 in/lbs. Would 25 in/lbs be too much or am I just being too paranoid? I know its basically nothing for the difference.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:50 PM
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Default Re: Can't find inch pound torque wrench for 16 in/lbs

16 isnt much, but i wouldnt go to 25 because once that bearing heats up on a good drive its going to strain it much more. if you have one that went to 16 then trust it. a lb or 2 off shouldnt matter but 16 and 25 is a big difference IMHO
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:32 AM
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Tighten it up nice and snug to seat the bearing. Then loosen it back up and tighten it to where you just start to feel resistance. Put your washer on and then your outer nut and tighten to 200 lb/ft.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:57 AM
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Default Re: Can't find inch pound torque wrench for 16 in/lbs

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What for?

Use your math. That's 1 lb/ft. Not very tight at all...what's it for? Upper intake bolts?
You are confusing a measure of weight with a measure of torque.

12 inch pounds = 1 foot pound.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:17 AM
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Thank you sensai....I had a little too much beer in me at that point in time. Giving advice prob. wasnt such a good Idea lol
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:59 AM
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Default Re: Can't find inch pound torque wrench for 16 in/lbs

Tighten the nut until you have too much drag on the wheel, back the nut off a touch so that it spins and you can feel just a touch of drag.
Like whoever said above, you need to make sure the bearing is seated right, so go in all the way, then back it off.
FWIW, it doesn't really matter if you have tires that are bigger than stock, you'll have to tighten the bearings in 6months, and probably replace them after a year.
I've owned my truck for 3 years, and i've put 3 sets of bearings in it.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:05 AM
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Fuck that. I've run 33s since I got the truck and now Im running 35s. If you tighten the outer nut to 250 lb/ft instead of the recommended 160, Your wheel bearings will be fine. I havent had to change mine yet.

Edit: Check them every time you check your oil/antifreeze and you'll be fine dude. It takes 5 minutes to grab a jack and see if they're loose.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:27 AM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beam-Torque-...item4cfc77bc5a
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:44 PM
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Fuck that. I've run 33s since I got the truck and now Im running 35s. If you tighten the outer nut to 250 lb/ft instead of the recommended 160, Your wheel bearings will be fine. I havent had to change mine yet.

Edit: Check them every time you check your oil/antifreeze and you'll be fine dude. It takes 5 minutes to grab a jack and see if they're loose.
Does your tire spin freely? i highly doubt it.

You can't jam down on either of them. It will put unnecessary drag on your tires. i bet its a pain in the ass to take it apart too.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:06 PM
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....Words cannot express the stupidity of that statement
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