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torque spec for lug nuts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84k5, Dec 26, 2002.

  1. 84k5

    84k5 1/2 ton status

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    6 lug aftermarket alloy wheels should be torqued to ___ ft pounds?

    I suffer from paranoia./forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gifThanks.
     
  2. zcarczar

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    stock on my 89 is 80 or 90, cant remember. But dont go too high cause my dad had the brihgt idea of torquing them too 120 and they stripped the next time i took them off.

    O yeah check them every few days for a week or two to make sure the lug nuts seat properly
     
  3. Blazinaire

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    If you have the stock 7/16 studs, they are rated to a max torque of 80 ft/lbs.... Yet my owners manual says to torque them to 106 ft/lbs, go figure? I've never had any problems with them at 80.
     
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    100 ft. lbs is the norm.............. don't forget to retorque after about 50 miles....

    John
     
  5. chulisohombre

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    i dont know the rating but i keep braking my studs so i must be tightening too much.7/16 studs are weak i think.has anyone bored out their hubs for bigger studs
     

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