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I want to take off my wheel to spray rubberized undercoating in the wheel well by my brother says i need a torque wrench to put it back on. Is this true?
 

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I haven't looked it up...but they all need to be to at least 80 ft-lbs of tq. If that means that you put it on with tire tools and run by a shop to have them use a torque stick+impact...or if you buy/borrow a torque wrench...you may as well do it right. No sense in having your wheel(s) fall off going through a corner.
 

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Oh, ok thanks. Do you think a shop would charge me to just check it real quick?
 

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you dont need a tq wrench.
however tight it was taking it off, make it a little tighter putting it back on.

it's not rocket science, ideally you want 80-100ftlbs, but your average stud can handle ~250-300ftlbs.

i've watched lube techs crank lugnuts down with 1/2" impacts and no torque stick for 4-5 seconds and not break a stud. but, that's why they're 'lube' techs..
 

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I want to take off my wheel to spray rubberized undercoating in the wheel well by my brother says i need a torque wrench to put it back on. Is this true?

If I could only sell common sense.... Anyway your brother needs to be slapped, you don't NEED a torque wrench for wheel lugs.

Think about it... If your out in the middle of nowhere and get a flat tire, you open your trunk do you get

a.) the spare tire and factory included torque wrench tire iron
b.) the spare tire and a simple tire iron

/I've been up for 26 hours good night.
 

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If I could only sell common sense.... Anyway your brother needs to be slapped, you don't NEED a torque wrench for wheel lugs.

Think about it... If your out in the middle of nowhere and get a flat tire, you open your trunk do you get

a.) the spare tire and factory included torque wrench tire iron
b.) the spare tire and a simple tire iron

/I've been up for 26 hours good night.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! mannnn that just made my day!:goodpoint:
 

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I've never used a TQ-wrench on the wheels.
 

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lol. The spare tire tools and parts were designed for a temporary fix. Good luck with it. You'll probably be fine. Just tighten them as evenly as possible and pretty tight. I doubt if a shop would charge you to check them. Ours wouldn't.
 

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I used to drive a tow truck. whenever we would go and change tires for people we never used torque wrenches. we didnt even have any on our truck(which is probably because people would decide they liked them better than the company)
 

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Hahaha thanks guys funny comments :heha:

I'll just run it by a shop when i'm done just for the extra assurance that my wheels will stay on. Thanks
 

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+1 on slapping the brother lol You don't need a tq wrench. Your stock lug wrench or one from any store that fits is just fine. I use electric impact guns only when I'm feeling fast and lazy... :D
 
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Given the choice a torque wrence is best but not necessary. You can damage certain wheels by over-torquing them but if you're careful you'll be fine. If you have a Harbor Freight around you you can get torque wrenches on sale quite a bit. They may not be as nice as expensive Snap-On or Craftsman and the like BUT they can get you in the ballpark for peace of mind.

Have you sprayed the wells yet?
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Have you sprayed the wells yet?
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NO, as it turns out while i was scrubbing the rims i scrubbed the well real quick and it rubs right off. I was surprised but it sure saves me a lot of time.
 

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If I could only sell common sense.... Anyway your brother needs to be slapped, you don't NEED a torque wrench for wheel lugs.

Think about it... If your out in the middle of nowhere and get a flat tire, you open your trunk do you get

a.) the spare tire and factory included torque wrench tire iron
b.) the spare tire and a simple tire iron

/I've been up for 26 hours good night.
:deadhorse: not to jump on the bandwagon but dear god slap the kid lol. the tire iron in the trunk is all you need. i took off all 4 wheels when i painted my calipers and changed the pads and yeah...worked fine lol!
 

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yea no need for a tq wrench i change my tires twice a year and change my own brakle pads and have never used a tq wrench u will be fine without one
 
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