Pinion torque - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2002, 11:33 AM
Posts: n/a
Pinion torque

I was setting up my pinion preload and found that my in. torque wrench starts at 40 in. lbs. Do you think a spring guage what starts at zero would be ok. I put one on the yoke and it starts to turn at 1.5 lbs. So the way I see it that would be equal to 18 in. lbs. What do you think?

Thanks Bill

Sponsored Links
post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-18-2002, 06:15 PM
Jim_Lou's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
Posts: 11,491
Thanks: 15
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
Re: Pinion torque

I would put a longer lever on the yoke, say six inches from the center. Three pounds of pull there would be 18 inch pounds.
Jim_Lou is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-18-2002, 06:23 PM
Keyboard Implanted
pontiac58's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: southern new jersey
Posts: 2,818
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Pinion torque

I would get a better inlb wrench. The set up of the pinion preload is probably the second biggest part of a rear setup. The problem with using a ftlb is down that low it is not accuarte(SP).
pontiac58 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome