You need a special tool to tighten the nut to spec. I opted to buy this one (which came with 4 prongs instead of 2), and to take my cut off tool to 2 of the prongs.

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Use the tool to tighten the hub nut to 94-145 ft lbs per the manual. I like to do this in steps while turning the rotor in the early part to make sure the bearings seat properly.

Once torqued down, loosen the nut completely, and then re-torque to 18 ft lbs. Then, loosen 30 to 40 degrees (less than 1/8th turn).

According to the manual, you are then supposed to measure the amount of force it takes to turn the hub assy. I didn't personally bother, but if you have the tool, by all means go ahead. Spring scale reading should be 1.1 to 4 lbs.

Once all that is done, install the lock washer and install the 2 screws.

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Curt Shambeau
87 Mitsubishi Montero SWB (Turbo G64b wideblock conversion soon)