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Wheel Hub Axle Nut

J.E.T.

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I'm replacing my hub this morning. I'm about to put it all together, but I can't find the specs on how tight to torque down the big axle nut. Any help?

How about the 13mm hub bolts? I saw a post that said 96ft lbs. That sounds too tight to me...

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You know, you guys are no help on Saturday mornings :p .

Too much :beer: on Fri nights.


I've got my ABS back now. Yay!
 

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did you already do it? i would say the axle nut is like 130-150 ft/lbs or something, at the shop we run it on w/ an impact and then leave it alone...so im guess around there
 
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Originally posted by BumpinGTP@Dec 10 2005, 03:51 PM
For the axle nut, I just tighten the shit out of it with an impact gun.
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You guys are a bunch of wussbags. I use a breaker bar with a long pipe on the end. I have a couple of impact guns, but I only use them 1-2 times a year tops. The only way to get an accurate idea on what it should be tightened to is by hand IMHO. I don't even like to use Tq wrenches anymone. :p
 

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wouldnt a torque wrench be the best way to get a good idea to get an accurate idea of how tight lol...i guess if you didnt have the spec it would be better by hand....
 

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if you overtighten that nut you will destroy the bearings inside the hub... I just "tightend the shit" out of mine the first time and had the hub go out the same day. if you bought a gm hub its like 140/150 ft lb if its aftermarket its going to be like 130 ft lb
 

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i work at a buick dealer we do hubs 2-3times a week and have seen a lot of problem w/ customers who want to go w/ aftermarket hubs and come back w/ howling and shit 10k miles later
 

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Originally posted by phat_ridegt@Dec 10 2005, 11:57 PM
i work at a buick dealer we do hubs 2-3times a week and have seen a lot of problem w/ customers who want to go w/ aftermarket hubs and come back w/ howling and shit 10k miles later
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I checked out Autozone, Lee and NAPA for the hub.

Autozone didnt have it in stock - $129
Lee had it in stock $129 - but it looked cheap. You just get that feeling that it's cheap parts from looking at it, you know?

NAPA sells two kinds of hubs: a cheap one for $129 and a better one for $212. The cheap one (made by Eaglezone something company) doesnt last long. The $212 one comes with a lifetime warranty - so if the bearings or sensor goes out, you are covered.

The guy at NAPA seemed to know what he was talking about so I got the better hub. I got it for $145 though. It's amazing how NAPA (and PepBoys) can all of a sudden lower their prices once you say something like "well, I need to shop around - is that the best you can do?"

I torqued the axle nut down to 125ft lbs.

Thanks for all input everyone.

J.E.T.
 

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