Reposted from here Checked wheel lug nut torque for 130 ft lbs
(I will post photos in the future:
i just got some new tools. I got a new 3 ton jack; i lift from my rocky road rock rails. After chocking front and rear wheels on the opposite side and applying the parking brake i jack up the entire side from the center of my rock rails. I can only recommend this with the rocky road outfitters rock rails (installed correctly) and not other brands. I do not believe rocky road has said, in writing, they approve of this. I only know when i did it it worked great. Also, someone besides me damaged the under carriage by lifting in the wrong place. (photos on a jacking thread somewhere.) no damage occurred with my jack. (harbor freight 3 ton aluminum). I positioned the jack so the rail contacted only the rubber part of the pad. I will post photos on the jack point thread.
I use an impact wrench with torque sticks. I use the 110 ft/lbs stick. I compared the applied torque with a hand held torque wrench. They were very close. With the impact wrench and the torque sticks i count "one one-thousand, two one-thousand" to make sure the torque is correct. I need to set the impact wrench to maximum with the torque stick for the proper torque. My testing shows when using a torque stick it is impossible to torque higher than the stated torque on the stick. (torque sticks also purchased from harbor freight.)
i always start the nut by hand(this avoids cross threading); i think i will hand tighten the first two assuring the rim is on the centering ring correctly before using the impact wrench /w torque stick. (i have custom wheels with plastic centering rings.) i use the torque stick for removing as well in case i have the setting not on reverse by accident.
I hope someone finds this information useful.
Also, the reason for all this is I just got my first flat tire at 8,500 miles.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4X4 | Black, Inside and Out
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