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Tube Step and Chrome Exhaust Tip Torque Settings?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by g-man26, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    g-man26

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    Hi everyone,

    Longtime reader and first time post so go easy on me :) I did a search and can seem to find the right combo.

    Anyway, I'll be picking up a 2011 Tacoma TRD 4x4 this week. Tradinging in my 2008 SR4 4x2. I took the original powder coated tube steps and chrome tip off my 2008 to put it on my 2011. I've loss the original instructions that came with those 2 things. I was wondering if anyone happens to know/remember the torque settings?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    Tight but not to tight.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    Yeah I was going to go with that method. Problem is I'm OCD so I try to go with recommended torque.
     
  4. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    For the exhaust tip, get it where you want it and if it is the 3 screw type, then adjust them evenly and get the snug. Once snug try and wiggle the tip loose. If you can wiggle it loose then tighten more, if not give screws(s) another snug up, then done. As for the tube steps, you should use some lock tite. Red works fine but most likely you will never remove them so you can use a stronger one. Or if your girl has red nail polish, it is basically the same as red lock tite. Do the same as for the exhaust tip and tighten everything up evenly. Here I would go with between 65 and 80 ft lbs on a torque wrench. Try 65 first and if it doesn't seem like enough, then do 80. The lock tite will help ya with them comin loose and you'll be golden.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    Thanks for the tips Texoma.
     
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