Introduction: How to Torque a Tire Down

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This was a science project. I literally threw it together at the last minute because I forgot about it, until I got to school this morning. So the quality of it might not be the best.

Step 1: Grab Your Materials

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You get all your materials out, these include:

1. Impact Wrench

2.The correct torque bar

3. An air hose

4. A wrench that is the correct size

Step 2: Removing the Lug Nut Covers

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The first thing to do is remove the lug nut covers from the tire.

Step 3: Choosing the Correct Bar

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Look at the manual, look it up, or ask someone who would know the correct torque of the vehicle you are working on.(Different brands and models of vehicles require a different torque.)

Step 4: Choosing the Correct Bar 2

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Put the correct torque bar on the impact wrench and the correct size socket. For the vehicle I have chosen I needed a 100lb-ft torque bar and a 3/4 socket.

Step 5: Tighten

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Tighten them as much as they will go. ( You don't have to worry about over tightening because the torque bar will only allow a certain amount of torque.)

Step 6: Replacing the Covers

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After you are finished replace your lug nut covers.

Step 7:

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You now can put all your tools away and you can drive away in your newly torqued tires.

Comments

PossibleFire (author)2014-05-05

You have to tighten the bolts in a star pattern... Never ever tighten in a straight sequence. Always go to the bolt across

Ian74 (author)2014-05-05

technically isn't it the wheels you are applying the torque to, not the tyres?

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