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How many of you are using anti-seize on your wheel studs and what are you torquing the lug nut to?
I was going to elaborate about L & R hand threaded studs on D/C vehicles, but the bride was banging on the wall to let me know that din-dinchevymaher said:Actually that is why chrysler had left hand and right hand lug nuts. One side stays tight from rotational forces as the tire turns. The other loosened. So they changed the thread direction on one side so they all would tend to tighten.
Clean threads are the best. With slight lubrication. Follow me here.
Any force used to turn the lug. Be it rust, stripped/warped threads, or just dry. That force is subtracted from the torque needed to press the lug against the rim, and the clamping force is reduced.
If it is taking 10 lbs to turn the lugnut. Then that is 10 lbs not being applied to the wheel.
Or what uncle Bob just said.
I think for stock, steel wheels, pretty much any method of application is probably acceptable. So I'm not bonking anyone's use of guns, but consider this...RECox286 said:... you will be able to feel the torque that the gun is giving you, once you get a "feel" for it. Most "old" mechanics will agree with me...
I am old, and I hold the extension and spin the lugs on after starting them by hand. I am pretty good at it. I then torque them. I usually get less than a 1/8 turn before it clicks.Lumpy said:I've heard all my life about old mechanics that can "feel" a certain torque through a gun.RECox286 said:... you will be able to feel the torque that the gun is giving you, once you get a "feel" for it. Most "old" mechanics will agree with me...