Originally Posted by amc49
I would consider the fact that rolling drum on the last final tighten means that you are exerting torquing force also into the rear suspension in the form of twistup load, that amount of load will be subtracted from your actual nut torque regardless of what your wrench says. Meaning you won't have full torque there....
From like 75 ft. lbs. on up I have wheel bolted on, car on ground, brakes and engine on and someone standing on brake. The only way to guarantee pretty much full torque on nut itself.
What is this twistup load you refer to?
Your torque wrench will click (or display) the correct torque setting, even if the fastener you are tightening is on spring loaded suspension parts that compress under the load of the wrench.
If you put the wheel on the ground to do the final torquing, you are possibly harming your bearings during install. You will not be able to spin the drum during the torquing. Having the brakes on is another issue.