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I just deleted the other thread that I initiated, requesting torqe spec for Dana 60 wheel bearing spindle nuts. tit-for-tat between me and mj turned into a negative pissing match. I apologize for that.

Posting the technical content I was looking for, as it may prove useful for others in the future.


Found it on the BillVistas PDF repository:
(edit, broken link. Fixed)
http://www.pirate4x4.com/d1/tech/billavista/PDFs/index.html

Torque inner adjusting nut to 50 ft/lbs to seat bearings.

Rotate hub, then back off inner adjusting nut one fourth turn maximum.

Assemble lock washer, turn nut to the nearest hole in the washer.

Assemble outer locknut and torque to 50 ft/lbs.
 

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this should be moved to newbie tech.

you are a moron to delete the other thread as it contained better info on how to set your bearing clearance then what you have reposted here.

'torque spec' is an incorrect description.
perhaps you should change it to reflect what it is, 'assembly instructions'

anyone that has ever set a bearing knows this.
 

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mj said:
this should be moved to newbie tech.
you are a moron to delete the other thread as it contained better info on how to set your bearing clearance then what you have reposted here.
'torque spec' is an incorrect description.
perhaps you should change it to reflect what it is, 'assembly instructions'
anyone that has ever set a bearing knows this.
Good stuff there. So, in conclusion, mj knows more about setting up wheel bearings than Dana Corp. The correct method is just tighten em down some, then back em off a bit.
Thanks for the .02. One thing it's taught me is right
here

btw, pull your head out long enough to read the title of my post. What I was researching, and found, was the torque spec on the wheel bearing spindle nuts. Not the bearings. Anyone that knows how to read knows this.
 

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btw, pull your head out long enough to read the title of my post. What I was researching, and found, was the torque spec on the wheel bearing spindle nuts. Not the bearings. Anyone that knows how to read knows this.
so in your world, if the "wheel bearing spindle nuts" do not set bearing clearance, what does?
 

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torquing the nut to 50# will probably set bearing 'preload'
some bearings, seems to be the ones in an oilbath, run preloaded.
ours in grease run loose, cold.
 

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a quick search on google, and this came up #2.

altho pissing matches are funny to watch, gotta get this pig back together.

I know its an old thread, but thanks all the same.
 

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So, in conclusion, mj knows more about setting up wheel bearings than Dana Corp.
I hope you know you just made an "Appeal To Authority" fallacy. Look that up if you don't know what it is.

In regards to your spindle assembly, I would install the 14 bolt style single nut and key. The retention relies on the key stock and not friction only.
 

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I use Stage 8 spindle locks on my D60F and tighten the nut to a little more than 50 while rotating the wheel.

Seems if I run them on the loose side, they get more loose. More on the tight side and they stay tight. Just my experience with running 42's and frequent 'wheeling.
 
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