Drum brakes service on 2003 Dodge Stratus

subscription to Alldata, and it recommends removing the rear hubs, as it will *make the job a lot easier.*
Is this really necessary? I changed the shoes on my 2000 Chrysler Cirrus, and it was not bad having to work around the hub assembly. Are the hubs on the 2003 harder to work around? I have not taken it apart to look.
If I do remove the hubs, the nut holding it on, has to be torqued to 185 ft. lbs. I am guessing that I would need an extension on my torque wrench to be able to tighten it that much.
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try doing one side without removing the hub and judge the difficulty before doing the other side.
a 3/4 drive torque wrench is best in these situations.
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