Originally Posted by toastedoats
Honestly, in working in a few shops with many fellow mechanics.. there IS NO TORQUE for a hub not, you tighten the H*** out of it with the impact wrench. thats it. none of this 120ftlb B.*.
Those same people are probably ones who tighten the ***t out of lug nuts and cause warped rotors. I'm sorry to disagree but the torque values are there for a reason. If the design torque isn't sufficient to seat the bearing, the bearing wasn't designed to be a true OEM replacement.
I had posted earlier that the first hub I got from gmpartsdirect had a separate insert specifically stating to torque it to 180ft.lbs. whereas the next one I got from them didn't say anything so I torqued it to the factory spec. Obviously, something in the design of the first one dictated a higher torque value but it has been functioning just fine.