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Torque specs for tow loop bolts?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by e9999, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    I couldn't see the torque specs for the tow loops in the FSM.
    Sorry if I missed it somehow.

    Anybody knows?


    (standard bolt table shows 80 or 90 ftlbs, btw, but looking for something more specific if any...)
     
  2. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    My tow loops??? When I originally put the hitch on and reinstalled the tow loops the instructions said 75 ftlbs.
     
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    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    this were Toyota instructions, Brent?
     
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    there are standard torques in the front of the FSM, for a flanged 8T fastener torques are

    Code:
    diameter in mm,  torque in foot pounds
    8                             24
    10                            50
    12                            90
    
    note, diameter of a fastener is the shank not the hex head.
     
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    Opps just went and looked my fronts (OEM) are not flanged,

    So torques would be

    Code:
    diameter                torque
     mm                   foot pounds
       8                       22
      10                       45
      12                       80
    
    I guess that is what happens when you rely on a :beer: soaked memory :doh:
     
  6. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    Yes. Came with OEM hitch.
     
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    Just put an impact on it... they'll stay. ;)
     
  8. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    thanks guys.

    So nothing specific to the tow loops in the FSM, eh?
     
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    The standard refernce table is EXACTY where to look in this case.
     
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    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    yea, but did you figure out what an 8T is in the real world...? :D
     
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    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    E - same type bolts from Kaymar into the same bolts/on/frame for their bumper, converting from newtons, I think, came out to 74 ftlbs. Two sources, both come out the same.
     
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    How did I miss this the first time I read this thread? Sorry to be redundant.

    Not that I can find. If it is there it may be in an odd spot that we would not think of.
     
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  13. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    Jeez - what more should I say. Specific instructions on the reinstallation of the tow loops that bolt onto the frame that came from TOYOTA with an OEM hitch - 75 ftlbs.

    Same holes, same bolts, instructions from Kaymar, converted from newtons to ftlbs, same result.

    You want to have an engraved invitation with the ftlbs embossed?
     
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    if it is a 12mm bolt 75 is pretty dam close to 80, at work we often get a range, most of the time it is wider than that.

    ok E 3 sources in the same range, go with it.
     
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    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    And if you don't E - I'll personally drive north and whack you up side of the head with one of two torque wrenches I own. Small one if you grovel, big one if you don't. hehehe :D Just kidding dude! :flipoff2:
     
  16. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    sounds good to me, well the number parts, not the whacking part :)

    I put them in at 85... Will go down to 80 next time I'm under.

    eh, btw, a reminder, I busted some fittings recently cuz my torque wrench (a good one interestingly) got out of calibration without telling me... Better watch out with these guys. (seemed like a lock nut fell out....)

    and to think that before I got into cruiserhood I was just tightening everything by feel.... sigh.... the good ole days.....