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Kind of hard to do since I don't have a welder, but what size is the threaded rod and where did you get it? Since I'm not convinced our toque multiplier and inch-pound torque wrench really did what it was supposed to do, we'll be verifying torque/testing the new wrench/trying options for a rest this weekend. Thanks.
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I have never seen a trucker in the parking lot torquing his nuts.

What makes this a every 1000 mile check on these coaches?
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I have never seen a trucker in the parking lot torquing his nuts.

What makes this a every 1000 mile check on these coaches?

Liability protection by the OEM? Perhaps it's because these vehicles DON'T see much road time that necessitates frequent checking?



I probably wouldn't check every 1000 miles, either, but would double-check torque after a short road trip after reinstalling a wheel, to make sure the torque was still valid after the wheel turned a few rotations with the weight of the bus on them.
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Gene, I purchased the threaded rod and nut from McMaster Carr.
The rod is 1"-5 12" long 98941A755
The nut is 1"-5 94815A110
Cost about $35 total for both
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Gene, I purchased the threaded rod and nut from McMaster Carr.
The rod is 1"-5 12" long 98941A755
The nut is 1"-5 94815A110
Cost about $35 total for both

Thank you, Lucas.
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as i have said before i use a snap-on twin I beam torque wrench and torque to 475 i check a wheel or 2 down the road i have never had one needing redone ...i carry a milwaukee 1/2 battery impact 700 ft lbs in forward 1400 ft lbs in reverse it has taken off many wheels no problemo
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We used our Sunen unit today to test how well our torque multiplier and inch-pound wrench worked, and one or the other was off. Set it to 425 lb-ft and still had 1/8th, or so more to turn until it clicked. Need to check the other wheels, but have an order for 3/4” drive extensions on their way before we do that.
Quite the workout, requiring me to hold the head steady while my co-driver pulled on the handle. I provided a little extra push at the end. Man, it’s a big, heavy wrench.
I think we can provide stabilization via a stack of 4x4’s and plywood with one of our jack stands as the cradle. Didn’t need it for the front wheel.
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