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Paul O.
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Lug nut torque spec on my 03 Ranger

I just looked at the manual and it says to torque the lug nuts to 100
ft/lbs. It does not make a distinction between the steel wheels or the alum.
wheels that are on my vechicle. Is it the same for both? Also what is the
tolerance? I have an old torque wrench, but have no idea how accurate it is.
Thanks again.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-14-05, 02:01 PM
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Re: Lug nut torque spec on my 03 Ranger

Paul O. wrote:
> I just looked at the manual and it says to torque the lug nuts to 100
> ft/lbs. It does not make a distinction between the steel wheels or the alum.
> wheels that are on my vechicle. Is it the same for both? Also what is the
> tolerance? I have an old torque wrench, but have no idea how accurate it is.
> Thanks again.
>

Yes, it is the same for both. If you are not sure about your torque
wrench, get it calibrated or replace it.
 
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Re: Lug nut torque spec on my 03 Ranger


"Marlin Singer" <marlin.singer@verizon.SPAMDAM.net> wrote in message
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> Paul O. wrote:
>> I just looked at the manual and it says to torque the lug nuts to 100
>> ft/lbs. It does not make a distinction between the steel wheels or the
>> alum. wheels that are on my vechicle. Is it the same for both? Also what
>> is the tolerance? I have an old torque wrench, but have no idea how
>> accurate it is. Thanks again.
>>

> Yes, it is the same for both. If you are not sure about your torque
> wrench, get it calibrated or replace it.


Ok, thanks. Think I will get a new one to start with. I can calibrate it
myself at work. Is the Husky, 50-250 ft/lb, at Home Depot a good way to go?
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Re: Lug nut torque spec on my 03 Ranger

Paul O. wrote:
> "Marlin Singer" <marlin.singer@verizon.SPAMDAM.net> wrote in message
> news:iPT3f.46$Yk6.37@trnddc01...
>> Paul O. wrote:
>>> I just looked at the manual and it says to torque the lug nuts to 100
>>> ft/lbs. It does not make a distinction between the steel wheels or the
>>> alum. wheels that are on my vechicle. Is it the same for both? Also what
>>> is the tolerance? I have an old torque wrench, but have no idea how
>>> accurate it is. Thanks again.
>>>

>> Yes, it is the same for both. If you are not sure about your torque
>> wrench, get it calibrated or replace it.

>
> Ok, thanks. Think I will get a new one to start with. I can calibrate it
> myself at work. Is the Husky, 50-250 ft/lb, at Home Depot a good way to go?

Unfortunately, I can't help you there. Have never used a Husky. All my
new tools are either Craftsman or Snap-on. Both of which I have never
had problems with and you can order on-line.
 
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-05, 01:01 AM
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> Ok, thanks. Think I will get a new one to start with. I can calibrate it
> myself at work. Is the Husky, 50-250 ft/lb, at Home Depot a good way to
> go?


For torquing your wheels (occasional use) theres the 0-150 lb/ft
"clicking" type at Harbor Freight Tools for < $ 20.00


 
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"Rudy" <NoSpam@no-onehome.net> wrote in message
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>
>> Ok, thanks. Think I will get a new one to start with. I can calibrate it
>> myself at work. Is the Husky, 50-250 ft/lb, at Home Depot a good way to
>> go?

>
> For torquing your wheels (occasional use) theres the 0-150 lb/ft
> "clicking" type at Harbor Freight Tools for < $ 20.00
>I was looking at them at Pep Boys and Auto Zone for under $30.00, half the
>price of a Craftsman, or the Husky, and was wondering if those would be
>reliable enough if used infrequently and taken care of.

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>> For torquing your wheels (occasional use) theres the 0-150 lb/ft
>> "clicking" type at Harbor Freight Tools for < $ 20.00


>>I was looking at them at Pep Boys and Auto Zone for under $30.00, half the
>>price of a Craftsman, or the Husky, and was wondering if those would be
>>reliable enough if used infrequently and taken care of.


Works for me every now and then if I have to pull a wheel off my F350.

I get free 'rotation" ( and I make sure THEY use their torque wrench) so
rarely need to do my own


 
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"Rudy" <NoSpam@no-onehome.net> wrote in message
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>
>>> For torquing your wheels (occasional use) theres the 0-150 lb/ft
>>> "clicking" type at Harbor Freight Tools for < $ 20.00

>
>>>I was looking at them at Pep Boys and Auto Zone for under $30.00, half
>>>the price of a Craftsman, or the Husky, and was wondering if those would
>>>be reliable enough if used infrequently and taken care of.

>
> Works for me every now and then if I have to pull a wheel off my F350.
>
> I get free 'rotation" ( and I make sure THEY use their torque wrench) so
> rarely need to do my own
>Wonder how often, if at all, they have them checked. The 200+ torque
>wrenches we have at work, used in assembly areas of a valve manufacturer, I
>have to send out every 3 months for calibration and usually get about 10%
>I have to write up for being significantly out of tolerance. They probably
>don't take any better care of them than our assemblers take of theirs.

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