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Old 01-06-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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Installing new brakes, drums; Torque specs?

I just put on a new 5000 lb Axis axle (from Andy at Inland RV) on my '71 GT, and tomorrow plan to finish the job with installing the brakes, drums, etc. Are you supposed to torque those 5 bolts per side to a spec? Also, how tight should I tighten the 1-1/2" hub nuts with the locking cotter pin?

As an aside, Andy supplied me with new tires as well, the Goodyear Marathons (Load range C).

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I just put on a new 5000 lb Axis axle (from Andy at Inland RV) on my '71 GT, and tomorrow plan to finish the job with installing the brakes, drums, etc. Are you supposed to torque those 5 bolts per side to a spec? Also, how tight should I tighten the 1-1/2" hub nuts with the locking cotter pin?

As an aside, Andy supplied me with new tires as well, the Goodyear Marathons (Load range C).

Thoughts?

Ben
Ben.

Please check the tire ratings.

I personally loaded load range "D" tires on the pallet.

Torque the axle bolts to 100 pounds.

The brake nuts can be torqued to 45- 50 pounds.

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The hub or spindle nut should be tighten just beyond finger tight, then backed off until the cotter key will slip thru the castle nut and the hole in the spindle. There are many YouTube videos showing how to do this.
If the 5 bolts are 3/8". Meaning you would use a 9/16" wrench to tighten.
40# of torque will suffice.
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Thanks a bunch for the input, Andy and TG Twinkie. Greatly appreciated.

Andy, I apologize if I misread the tires' ratings. I'll double check them when I get home to be sure.

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