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    front axle torque

    As per the OEM manual, front axle torque is ~65 ft lbs.

    That seems really high for a front axle, even with modern bigger axles. I did some searching and hadn't seen it discussed before, is anyone running much less?

    I just put new front wheel bearings in and I believe this high of torque may have squished the inner races too much so much that i feel friction on the bearing when i take the wheel off.

    I should also say everything bolted up the wheel spins fine though and doesn't seem to require any extra effort.

    thoughts?

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    I use the factory spec, and have never had a problem. The only reason I can think of for the high torque value is to add strength or rigidity to the front end. If that's the case, I would't want to run less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B-dub View Post
    I use the factory spec, and have never had a problem. The only reason I can think of for the high torque value is to add strength or rigidity to the front end. If that's the case, I would't want to run less.
    i don't disagree.
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    Thanks for this thread, I just installed a golden boy today in my garage at 110 deg, amazing how easy the bead flowed onto the rim. I used the Armstrong method for the axle nut pending the info I knew I would find on this forum. The axle nut on the new to me 03 TW was extremely tight, I actually thought it was stripped when it wasn't loose after a couple of tries. I also had to refer to this forum when I could't find a rotation arrow on the new shinko. Guess I need to invest in a shop manual when the dust settles from all the other items I have recently purchased for this two wheeled John Deere. Thanks again.

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