Originally Posted by PKI
All quite interesting - The studs and nuts are all the same, correct? Seems odd that one stud would be torqued at one level and another at a higher level. The wheel material is same, surface area is same, and stud strength is same, only the load and force that might be applied is variable. Interesting that a 1/2-20 stud would be torqued to multiple different levels. Is the thickness and length of stud different between 14, 15 and 16 inch wheels or does the engagement length change when moving from the 5-6 hole wheel? Again, it is what it is. Just surprising that there is a difference. My education awaits your informed input. Pat
Well, Pat, it's like most be like most every thing where Airstream owners are concerned...... there are as many opinions as there are AS Owners on Forums. It wasn't very many years ago that very few Airstreamers didn't have a clue what a torque wrench was, nor how to use it, and most of them pulled whatever AS they owned with a half ton Suburban, today we're all experts in what ever you want to talk about.
For what ever it's worth.