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Old 08-09-2017, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Rock Krawler Suspension View Post
Here is a little Video on how to properly tighten a Jam Nut


https://youtu.be/gvkSpsvVkPA
I watched that RK video previously. Getting 200ft.lbs of torque on that jam nut using one hand on the wrench while holding a bar through the joint with the other for counter torque didn't seem like a good method to me unless you had forearms like Popeye. Not to mention it seemes like you would be applying unnecessary stress on that flex joint.

I can tell watching that video and using my finely calibrated elbow grease torque gage eye, that didn't look anywhere close to 200ft.lbs of torque.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Rednroll View Post
I watched that RK video previously. Getting 200ft.lbs of torque on that jam nut using one hand on the wrench while holding a bar through the joint with the other for counter torque didn't seem like a good method to me unless you had forearms like Popeye. Not to mention it seemes like you would be applying unnecessary stress on that flex joint.

I can tell watching that video and using my finely calibrated elbow grease torque gage eye, that didn't look anywhere close to 200ft.lbs of torque.
Correct it was just a how to video, but yes this is how we do it in our shop and we have no problems!
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Originally Posted by Rednroll View Post
I watched that RK video previously. Getting 200ft.lbs of torque on that jam nut using one hand on the wrench while holding a bar through the joint with the other for counter torque didn't seem like a good method to me unless you had forearms like Popeye. Not to mention it seemes like you would be applying unnecessary stress on that flex joint. I can tell watching that video and using my finely calibrated elbow grease torque gage eye, that didn't look anywhere close to 200ft.lbs of torque.
Thats why i made the spacers pictured. Its a tiny area your grabbing onto. Slipped the vice a couple tines marring the joint edge.
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