Just had oil change, DEF fill, and tires rotated. I always re-check the nut torque on occasion of my 5th wheel tires, pin box nuts, axle hanger nuts, and usually find some nuts below the required torque.
After the wheels were cooled down on my truck, I checked the torque and found every nut well below what the manual suggests. 32 nuts later, properly torqued, I'm happy again. Lesson learned - always check your wheel nut torque - even if the mechanic is supposed to do it. It may avoid other problems with tires, wheels, handling, etc......
2012 3055RL Big Horn - Dexter 7000 lb axles - G rated LT Tires
MorRyde, Genset, Dual Panes, 2 A/C, Yeti Package
2013 F350 DRW 4x4 Crew King Ranch
Any time wheel nuts are taken off, they need to be retorqued after a few hundred
miles, some times several times again
What happens is that they 'settle' down from the flexing of the wheel (yes, both
steel and their coined lug nut boss & alloys flex during rolling...more so with
Steel wheels have a 'coined' hole, where the metal is upset to have a spring effect
on the lug nut. They flex and flex during rolling. Re-torque them till they stop
Over tightening them will potentially both deform the stud and/or the nut so
that they will NEVER hold the reload torque again.
Alloys use different metrics to hold the nuts on. From shouldered, to tappered
to whatever (washers) they also move till it has been re-torqued often enough to
settle them in
-Ben Picture of my rig
1996 GMC SLT Suburban 3/4 ton K3500/7.4L/4:1/+150Kmiles orig owner...
1980 Chevy Silverado C10/long bed/"BUILT" 5.7L/3:73/1 ton helper springs/+329Kmiles, bought it from dad...
1998 Mazda B2500 (1/2 ton) pickup, 2nd owner...
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Previous trucks/offroaders: 40's Jeep restored in mid 60's / 69 DuneBuggy (approx +1K lb: VW pan/200hpCorvair: eng, cam, dual carb'w velocity stacks'n 18" runners, 4spd transaxle) made myself from ground up / 1970 Toyota FJ40 / 1973 K5 Blazer (2dr Tahoe, 1 ton axles front/rear, +255K miles when sold it)...
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