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    Fresh Catch Spaztik's Avatar
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    Wheel Spacers

    Put spidertrax on last week. Now i want to check the torque. If the purpose of red loctite is to prevent movement, do I need to heat the wheel studs to get an accurate torque?

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    I've checked the torque on them my other Jeep many many times. Nearly everytime I rotate the tires I do it. I don't mess with the locktite, I just check the torque. During repairs when they have to come off, I always add new locktite. No problems so far.
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    So long as you're not exceeding the amount of torque, the nuts should NOT move and there will NOT be a need to apply more loctite. If you're concerned about accidentally going too much, set your torque wrench to 5 lbs less which is well within the margin of error. Again, nothing should move BUT if one does, remove that nut, apply new loctite to it and tighten it to spec.

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