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Torquing Bolts

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On our TrailReady wheels, there is a machined step that automatically centers the outer bead. If you don’t have that step, it is important to visually center the tire and hand-tighten all the bolts before torqueing any of them. Then we tighten the bolts with an inch-pound torque wrench first to 80 in/lb, then to 160 in/lb, and then finally to 220 in/lb. We usually go around at least twice at the final rating or until every bolt is tight. We never use the impact gun to tighten the bolts, as they are very easy to break.