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Old 05-04-2019, 08:14 AM   #1
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A little help on the e2 Fastway WDH installation!!!

Has anyone installed their own e2 Fastway WDH?

I just discovered that for two years, I have been traveling with an incorrectly installed setup. I am missing the spacer rivet and spacer washers. I want to install them myself, but I donít have a 250 ft lb torque wrench.

Any help from a DIY person would be greatly appreciated. We leave tomorrow morning for Rally in Osoyoos and canít find a shop that will do it without an appointment for next week.

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Old 05-04-2019, 08:36 AM   #2
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I once owned and self-installed an Equal-i-zer hitch. That was before they came out with the E2. I did not use a torque wrench and never had any problems resulting from that, but if you want to get one and use it, how about Harbor Freight? They are all over the Dallas area, if that's where you are. (I have one a mile away from my house, LOL.)
https://www.harborfreight.com/34-in-...nch-63883.html

The install instructions, when read and followed, should produce the correct height and tilt for the hitch head. It's not overly complicated, but not the same thing as slapping the parts together without doing the reading and the measurements. In your situation with missing parts, though, it gets a little more messy. Common washers from the hardware store could be used, although their thickness won't be the same so you can't go by "X" number of washers per instructions. And I don't know what you'll do about the rivet. I wonder if Progress Mfg (or a stocking dealer) can next-day-air you the parts?
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:08 PM   #3
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Where did you buy those new tires? Maybe you could set the nuts as tight as you can, (for me that would be 450 ft lbs) call the tire
Guys and find out of they have a bigger torque wrench or torque stick for Impact wrench that will go to 250 ft lbs. otherwise put a cheater on a good breaker bar and bear down. I don’t think you will twist it off. If your torque wrench goes to 150 now, , it’s not too much further to 250. Good luck. If you know any stock car or drag race guys that might be a chance too. My 18V Milwaukee impact goes up around 300 but I got no way to check it.
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I didn't know til I got to ETI that I would need a torque wrench. I got one a week or so later...but until then, I stopped twice at different tire stores at the appropriate mileage intervals. I asked nicely if they'd do it for me, and I said I'd be happy to pay. Neither place would take any money and both said, "sure". maybe a guy wouldn't ask....but it's an option.
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I will ask anybody I think can help me. I even ask for directions. A guy told me to turn in my man card for asking directions. I told him I loaned it to his wife since they didn’t have one in the family. I find knowing who to ask a lot harder than asking. .
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I will ask anybody I think can help me. I even ask for directions. A guy told me to turn in my man card for asking directions. I told him I loaned it to his wife since they didnít have one in the family. I find knowing who to ask a lot harder than asking. .
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LOL! What were you thinking!!!

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The perfect comeback! Nicely done.
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Hang in there Fred, I need another Spanish lesson and something seems perfect about getting my second lesson in Canada .
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Hang in there Fred, I need another Spanish lesson and something seems perfect about getting my second lesson in Canada .
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I got some Texas beer and Fireball shots. Youíll be whipping out that spanish in no time!
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If you have a bathroom scale you could stand on it and bear down on a wrench that is 1 foot long until the scale reads 250 lbs. less, or 125 pounds less with a wrench that is 2 feet long. The wrench needs to be in the 3 o'clock position when you take your reading.
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