Originally Posted by dznf0g
No need to jack up..just take them off one at a time, snug the new ones on one at a time. Then go back and torque in a star pattern.
I can add further to that;
RV Travel.com had a neat suggestion last week:
Instead of using your fingers to slowly spin the nuts:.......
When spinning on/off the loosened nuts, use a battery drill/driver with an adapter for your socket. Just use it to spin off/on the nuts, then use your (calibrated) torque wrench afterwards; as above.
My 'Cloud has 3/4" nuts, and the spec calls for 110 ft.lbs., that's dry
! No lube on the studs. If you do use lube, you will need to reduce the torque, and you had better know what your'e doing, or risk stud failure.
After torquing in the ' Star Pattern', then do a final' Round Robin
' where you SLOWLY
recheck each stud in the round circle. You may find that you will get a little more on the torque.
Then the protocol is to recheck after 50, 100, 200 Miles, or KM. and before each trip.
Then: "Let the Adventure Begin!"