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Old 11-08-2003, 12:06 AM   #1
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Question about wheel torque/lbs...

When you put your wheel back on what is the torque ft. lbs. that you are supposed to tighten the lug nuts to? I need to know because I am installing my pulley tomorrow. Thanks.


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Old 11-08-2003, 11:40 AM   #2
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Come on, anybody? You can delete this post, I just need to know. I don't have a manual.
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Old 11-08-2003, 11:45 AM   #3
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I'm not completely sure, but I think it's 100 ft/lbs. It's pretty safe to say you can just tighten them as hard as you can with the lug wrench. That's what I do and I haven't had one fall off yet.

Do you honestly think that anyone that works on your car actually measures the torque? They just use an air wrench, they don't measure.
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Old 11-08-2003, 01:42 PM   #4
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Ok, I guess I'll just tighten it as much as I can but I hope it doesn't fall off
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Old 11-08-2003, 01:54 PM   #5
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I'm a girl. If mine haven't fallen off yet, I doubt yours will.
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The problem with torquing the lugs as tight as you can is not that they will fall off, but more that they will be too tight and warp your rotor, or worse. If you have never experienced a warped rotor from this, it is a very annoying shudder when you are braking. Not a good thing to have happen. It is definately more common when you get some dumb-arse with an impact gun, but if you do go overboard it could theoretically happen with a long enough torque arm. It is fairly safe to say that 90-100lb/ft is enough. Besides, a good clicker or beam torque wrench is a good thing to have.
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I tighten mine at 80lbs with the torque wrench
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I do about 90-95 on mine.
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doesn't the owners manual say? I am to lazy to go check
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can someone explain to me how an over-tightened wheel can warp a rotor? i've heard this before, but no one seems to definetely explain why.

Haynes Repair Manual recommends 94 ft.lbs

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