This is in regards to spindle set ups with tapered cone bearings, not sealed units. In general we all know you tighten the nut turn the wheel, loosen the nut turn the wheel, tighten nut again and install cotter pin and retainer. MY shop procedure calls for 17 in. lb tourque, I am using 27 in. lb. I was wondering what you guys are using? Any opinions on how much torque would be to much. When, I was taught how to do this 18 years ago I was instructed to do it like this: Tight nut to full tight (no tourqe wrench), loosen 1/2 turn, spin wheel, then tighten 1/8 turn and reinstall pin and retainer, then I was told all spindle set-ups used that exact same procedure. I was wondering who uses the manual or who has got other methods they use that work equally as well. Or if those who work in a shop go a little extra tight to avoid loose bearing complaints.