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Old 08-30-2009, 10:05 AM   #1
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I purchased a set of gram lights off of a forum member not to long ago and finallyt put them on. Along with the wheels i bought rays lug nuts and hub centric rings from tire rack.

Now onto my issue, after drivering roughly a mile the lug nuts are beggining to loosen. On my way to work today i had to stop twice and tighten the lugs because they were loosening so badly.

Any input greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:22 PM   #2
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Anyone have any input/advice?
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:27 PM   #3
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what torque are you using to tighten the lugs?
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:44 PM   #4
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Don't have a torque wrench available I read that eight turns is good for the wheels/lugs I have. I forgot in the first post they are +48 offset if that has any bearing which I'm sure it could.
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Tightening down "eight turns" is not a specific torque setting. Especially since "eight turns" on a regular set of wheel studs vs a long set of wheel studs would end up putting the lugs at a different point on the stud all together instead of tightened down properly.

Either purchase a torque wrench or swing by a local tire installer and have them torque down your wheels for you. Typically new wheels and lugs are supposed to be re-tightened after driving the first 50-100 miles anyways as they do have a tendency to "back out" or loosen up.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:31 PM   #6
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Had them torqued down by local tire shop let's see how it goes from here still gladly accepting input.
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Had them torqued down by local tire shop let's see how it goes from here still gladly accepting input.
What ft-lb did they torque them too? And please don't say "they just used an air wrench".
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He used a torque wrench and a thin walled socket knew what he was doing. He looked up the specs in a book before hand I don't know exactly what he tightened them to although they seem to be good. I do think they need rebalanced though vibrate a little bit over 40 mph.
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What ft-lb did they torque them too? And please don't say "they just used an air wrench".
You say that like you've never seen them do it. Soooo many shops do it. 175 ft-lbs all around!
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seems like they are holding strong now i must have had the, over tightened now on to the alignment and getting the tires rebalanced im sick of my seat vibrating at 45mph
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You need to make sure the lugs are torqued properly, uneven or overtorquing makes vibrations.

Unless you maintain your lugs and studs well, get rid of those Aluminum lug nuts.
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You say that like you've never seen them do it. Soooo many shops do it. 175 ft-lbs all around!
I said it because I know shops do it all the time. Sounds like the OP found someone that was competent.
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