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Old 03-26-2008, 09:42 PM   #1
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Axle torque

O.K. so I started installing my axles today and was able to get the first one in with only a little trouble, took about 1 hour by myself(wheels and tires were already off). Question now is that the axles didn't come with instructions so I am a little unsure of what torque to tighten the bolts down to. Any one know this, and also what torque for lugnuts?
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Not sure on the axle bolts but the lug nuts are 110#.
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O.K. so I started installing my axles today and was able to get the first one in with only a little trouble, took about 1 hour by myself(wheels and tires were already off). Question now is that the axles didn't come with instructions so I am a little unsure of what torque to tighten the bolts down to. Any one know this, and also what torque for lugnuts?
The bolts that secure the axle to the frame's mounting plate are hardened. Tighten them as tight as you can get them with regular hand tools.
I'd say to about 80-100lbs, as a loose guideline. Don't be shy, they're good size bolts....
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O.K. so I started installing my axles today and was able to get the first one in with only a little trouble, took about 1 hour by myself(wheels and tires were already off). Question now is that the axles didn't come with instructions so I am a little unsure of what torque to tighten the bolts down to. Any one know this, and also what torque for lugnuts?
The Henschen axle installation for 1969 and up years, is the reverse of removal.

We supply 5/8 inch grade 8 hardware.

You can torque the bolts to 100 to 120 foot pounds.

Lug nuts can be tightened to 100 to 110 foot pounds.

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