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      "I checked the bolts and two were loose. Just in time."

      How loose was loose...and how did you check torque? Did you pull the bolts out and install new thread lock? Does this not go against the recommendation of not re-using them? Do you think the two bolts had no factory thread lock? Very troubling.

      Also, if you slightly turn a thread-locked bolt, doesn't that ruin the thread-lock?

      I wonder if this would reach
      https://www.amazon.com/Offset-Doubl...605&s=hi&sprefix=17mm+offset,tools,176&sr=1-8
       
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      "I checked the bolts and two were loose. Just in time."

      How loose was loose...and how did you check torque? Did you pull the bolts out and install new thread lock? Does this not go against the recommendation of not re-using them? Do you think the two bolts had no factory thread lock? Very troubling.

      Also, if you slightly turn a thread-locked bolt, doesn't that ruin the thread-lock?

      I wonder if this would reach
      https://www.amazon.com/Offset-Double-Wrench-Polished-Finish/dp/B07FXKYV9M/ref=sr_1_8?crid=26VPU5HCJF64G&keywords=17mm+offset+wrench&qid=1557278605&s=hi&sprefix=17mm+offset,tools,176&sr=1-8
      Loose as in a tad above finger tight. I torqued the five bolts to spec (70 ft-lb) when I installed rear tires a few months back (around 7000 miles). I used blue locktite.

      Checking the bolts will be part of the regular routine along with tire pressure, loose shift linkage (came off once), etc. Since I used the 17mm offset wrench, I didn't use a torque wrench when I re-tightened today. Linking up a torque wrench to the offset wrench, and doing a little calculation based on the two shaft lengths (it'll be similar to how we calibrate torque wrenches) I'll be able to torque to spec during regular checks w/o removing the rear tire.
       

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