What is the recommended torque setting for the rear axle nut? I know Yammi has a number but I remember reading somewhere that thier numbers make it a little tight. Anyone have any suggestions or recommendations?
110 is what I always went with and it is no problem using a standard 1/2" drive torque wrench. Mine is at least 24" long and gives plenty of leverage. Now, if someone were trying to tighten it to 110 using a hand ratchet that is about 12" long or a box wrench, well, yeah 110 ft-lbs can be daunting to achieve.
I'd go with the recommended torque, especially on the axle nut.
I've used the gut feeling gauge ever since I started working on things. So far it's never let me down. But you really to have to know how to feel for it. For someone not sure, I'd go for the torque wrench right away.
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