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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2002, 11:33 AM
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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?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-18-2002, 06:15 PM
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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.
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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).
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