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    Torquing aluminum wheels

    I just bought a torque wrench for my Landmark wheels. At the present time the coach is 500 miles away, and in 3 weeks I will be back to hook up and head out. Not much time to run around and gather anything I need, and I have no idea what size socket I need for the lug nuts. I assume I will need an extension to keep the angle as close to 90 degrees as possible. These are the 7000 lb axles, anyone know for sure the lug size?

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    Clark,

    We have the same rig, albeit mine is s/n 378. The lugs on my aluminum wheels are 7/8". I have yet to buy a torque wrench for these lugs. Using the 7/8" hole on my 4-way for now.

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    We don't use a torque wrench either. I've found if you have to take the wheel off and put it back on, you just check the wheel within the first 50 miles and then again at 100 miles after that. By then they don't move anymore and they're good till you have to take them off again. I use a 4-way as Jim does and just tighten the nuts as you would on your car.
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    Thanks Jim. Actually headed to Amish country in Ohio, mid-Michigan to visit Gail's long lost relatives, then by Heartland, and finally back to Tallahassee for Gail to live in until she retires next year. This trip should be a good shakedown for us. I have a couple of minor things for Heartland to take care of ILO my dealer, hopefully nothing else will show up. Gail wants to head to Alaska for a long vacation (2+ months) the day she retires. I think I'm going to invest in some oil stocks.

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    Thanks Jim (Bigblue). I have a 4 way, guess I just wanted another tool. Nice looking 4500 you have there. Saw one yesterday on I-75 with a pickup body and it looked like OEM, never saw one on a lot though. Probably an upfitter or customizer, sure was nice. Is yours gas or diesel? Mileage towing/solo?

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    I check my air pressure and lug nuts before every trip. The torque should be 110 fps
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    I have the aluminum wheels and it take a 13/16. X wrench wont work! To fat on the outside. Need a deep well socket or a short extension to go in the hole.. Yours may vary however.

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    isnt that 4500 just a pickup with bigger springs??????????????

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    Not really--its based on the Topkick (GMC) model--its quite a bit bigger. Tough parking it at Walmart and such. The P/U bed appeared to be 9 or 10 ft long. Nothing like the Ford 450 and 550, entirely different frame and body.

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    still has a pickup motor and transmission!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! until u get to 6500 and get a cumins it still a pickup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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