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Lwiddis

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Posted: 01/08/18 05:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I seen this before and I check.


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Have never lost a wheel (have a tire but not a wheel) myself. Daughter had one come off when dealer forgot something once. I almost lost a one on a trailer.

I do check them, save for the 450 Pounders. those do not come loose.


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Posted: 01/08/18 05:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can never go wrong using a torque wrench like you can by applying brute force alone.

Over torqueing the lug nuts can be just as dangerous as not applying enough torque. The wheel studs can be stretched and possibly snap clean off.

Plus torqueing each stud evenly is very important as well as the proper sequence so that every stud is sharing their torque load equally. This point was pounded into us in the heavy machinery industry where I worked for 40 years.

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I had a blowout/ wheel failure that threw the TPMS sensors off the wheel. The system alerted on a “lost signal”. Since that had happened many times before we didn’t see it as an urgent alarm. The manual doesn’t view lost signal as an urgent alarm. It can occur from interference from other devices on that frequency band.

My truck alerted me that I had lost the trailer brakes connection. That got me slowed down and off the road at a safe spot. One wheel had run about 2,000 ft on the rim by the gouged roadway asphalt. The other wheel was broken and no longer in contact with the road.

I consider a TPMS essential, but not fool proof.


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Checking mine are on the check list at the beginning of any travel morning. I keep a 1/2 torque wrench with a 6" extension and a socket for the trailer and one for the truck in the front storage. Takes less than 5 min to check all 52.


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Yep, carry a torque wrench. Check every spring before first trip. Part of the potty break routine is to eyeball & give each tire & wheel a little feel for excessive heat.


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My thinking is its important re torque after 50 or 100 miles after that I don't mess with it. All though the importance of re torquing after changing a tire is can't be over stated. JMHO


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Posted: 01/08/18 06:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

12th Man Fan wrote:

My TST sensors will not tell me if a tire comes off, just if it looses pressure.

The tire coming off will not trigger an alarm at least not right away.


You are correct. In fact it may take up to one hour before the TST will alert you with a loss of signal.

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PawPaw_n_Gram wrote:

I had a blowout/ wheel failure that threw the TPMS sensors off the wheel. The system alerted on a “lost signal”. Since that had happened many times before we didn’t see it as an urgent alarm. The manual doesn’t view lost signal as an urgent alarm. It can occur from interference from other devices on that frequency.

I consider a TPMS essential, but not fool proof.


You most likely have a couple sensors that are marginal on signal strength.

It takes the TST system a continuos loss of signal for about one hour before the loss of signal alerts.

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What is the correct torque for lug nuts?

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