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Old 04-09-2018, 05:46 AM   #51
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Buy a two foot breaker bar at harbor freight. That's what I did for Marisa's car.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:41 AM   #52
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Buy a two foot breaker bar at harbor freight. That's what I did for Marisa's car.
I actually recently ordered one off Amazon. I guess I'll just keep it in the truck
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:53 AM   #53
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It's pretty unlikely that you'll be changing a truck tire on the side of the road.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:56 AM   #54
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It's pretty unlikely that you'll be changing a truck tire on the side of the road.
You just jinxed him.
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I actually recently ordered one off Amazon. I guess I'll just keep it in the truck
Right, also works for road rage incidents.
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:03 PM   #56
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You just jinxed him.
I was thinking I probably just screwed myself, but I have never changed a truck tire - and I've had some form of "truck" since 1993. They hold so much volume of air that a slow leak takes forever to fully deflate them, and any pothole that would blow one would also take out the frame of the truck.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:38 PM   #57
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I just checked the wheel bolt torque spec. 140 foot pounds. Seems kind of excessive.

I'll need roadside assistance just to break the bolts free if I don't carry a breaker bar.
Camaro is 140 ft-lbs, too. I discovered this after torquing them all to 120 because I thought that was what I read before...and decided to check again before driving off.

The Focus ST was 100 ft-lbs. IIRC, the RX-8 was 88 ft-lbs. 140 is...a lot.
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Old 04-10-2018, 01:49 AM   #58
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I just checked the wheel bolt torque spec. 140 foot pounds. Seems kind of excessive.

I'll need roadside assistance just to break the bolts free if I don't carry a breaker bar.
That sounds about right.

I have one of these in my truck. Works great !!



Hmmmm. Pic didn't show. Anyway, it's a telescoping breaker bar that includes deep-well sockets for the lug nuts.
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:18 PM   #59
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Still loving the truck.

Today I helped a friend cut up a bunch of downed trees and move them to the other end of her property.

Now that I'm realizing it might not go in the garage very often, I'm kinda wondering ... should I have gotten a full sized instead?

But I think no. I'm guessing when I'm driving it this winter as a snow vehicle I'll be happy with the smaller size. When you're not trying to load it with junk, it's the perfect size.


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I'm kinda wondering ... should I have gotten a full sized instead?


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