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Timberwolf Tw190 Wheel Hub Torque settings

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Assuming taper bearings? If so, you never torque a tape bearing hub nut up!!!

 

Do it up until it just starts to go tight. Spin the wheel. If it slows down, back it off. When it's spinning freely, back it off a touch to get the split pin through a castellation.

 

Don't be tempted to nip it up a touch to get the pin through a castellation. Tighter is not better when it comes to wheel hubs. It's preferably to have a slight side to side wobble in the hub than no play and it slightly too tight. Otherwise as you use it, the hub will quickly heat up and destroy the bearings if you're lucky, the hub itself if you're unlucky.

 

Hope this helps- the principle is the same for all taper bearing wheel hubs.

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As above! We put the hubs back on a TW190 yesterday and carried out fitment as Doobin says. 

 

Makes you wonder why go to the effort of 5 stud wheels on the 190 when all that holds everything on is a semi loose nut with a split pin through it... 

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