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Lug Nuts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by LA Bogger, Feb 17, 2002.

  1. LA Bogger

    LA Bogger 1/2 ton status

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    How many ft lbs. of torque for lug nuts??

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  2. BlueBlazer

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    If its stock axles 80-90 ft lbs will work. If 3/4 or 1 ton axles then 120-140 ft lbs.

    82 K5, 6.2L Diesel, sm465, np205, 14 bolt welded, 8 lug 10 bolt lock right, 410 gears, 35" Mud Kings
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  3. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Put the impact on them and let it hammer a few times.

    Unless you have aluminum wheels, no sense in having loose lug nuts.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  4. BlueBlazer

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    If we do that at work we can get in some serious trouble. You never know how much torque an impact is putting out. Changes in air pressure, whether the gun has been lubed lately, what kind of shape its in. If you have a torque wrench, use it, if not, you need to get one. Just my opinion.

    82 K5, 6.2L Diesel, sm465, np205, 14 bolt welded, 8 lug 10 bolt lock right, 410 gears, 35" Mud Kings
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  5. Seventy4Blazer

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    i agree with blue blazer, cus if you use an impact then youdont know if you will be able to get it off. i weigh 180 or so and i have to put ALL of my weight on the wrench to get them of at 110ftlbs. that is fine by me. but anything more and it would be a pain in the A$$.
    Grant

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
  6. Sparky

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    depends what kind of wheels you have. If they are steel... all you need is like 80-90ftlbs


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  7. LA Bogger

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    Thanks I have steel wheels 60/14 8 Lug. I knew there was a difference from 10 bolt axles just didn't know.


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