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Old 02-06-2001, 10:58 AM   #1
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Post stock wheel lug torque specs

Need to rotate the tires, and just got a nice new torque wrench.

Anyone know the torque specs for the stock lugs?
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Old 02-06-2001, 11:02 AM   #2
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72lb/ft-ish, I believe. That's what I have been torquing my lug nuts. I read that somewheres.. Maybe it was in the owner's manual.
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Old 02-06-2001, 11:04 AM   #3
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58-72, so I go for 65 .
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Old 02-06-2001, 01:33 PM   #4
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It's in the owners manual. I use 65-70 - no more.
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Old 02-06-2001, 03:23 PM   #5
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oops I set mine at 85, o well.

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Old 02-06-2001, 05:30 PM   #6
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I usually torque to 75, but at Discount Tire they consistantly torque it to 81!! I don't think it make a huge difference unless you go way higher that that.

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Old 02-06-2001, 06:00 PM   #7
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I've seen tire shops torque it way past 150 (I couldn't even get the damn nuts off without some help), so checking them is always a good idea.
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Old 02-06-2001, 07:45 PM   #8
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Cool..now I just gotta get my car back and I can start pampering it again! Damn, I can't wait.
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Old 02-06-2001, 11:00 PM   #9
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Hmm. Not having a torque wrench I just use the shorty lug wrench that came with the car. I figure that with lousy leverage and me not being all that big of a guy, just crank until I can't crank any more.
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Old 02-07-2001, 09:48 AM   #10
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its 65-72 in an appendix in my suspension and steering text. i torque mine to 67.
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Old 02-07-2001, 09:51 AM   #11
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horatio102, you can easily overtorque the nuts with the emergency lugnut wrench. If you're 150 pounds & you lean onto the end of the 1 foot wrench with all your weight, that's 150 ft lbs!
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Old 02-08-2001, 02:01 PM   #12
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Talked to the service manager at the dealership and he told me 70 ft lbs.
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Old 02-08-2001, 02:31 PM   #13
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Shawn, that's way too high. You could see some warped brake rotors, especially at the track.
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Old 02-08-2001, 02:37 PM   #14
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That is certainly possible, but I bet he breaks studs first. Gary (gg) broke several of them the past 2 years of autocrossing-- I think he was using something north of 80lb-ft. I think he only uses 65 now!
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Old 02-08-2001, 03:26 PM   #15
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Working on cars for living, IMO I highly doubt 92 lb ft, is going to warp your brake rotors, I would be more concerned about cracking a an alloy rim to be honest, but not even 92 ft lbs will do that. I know they are not alike at all, but all Fords use 85-110 lb ft for their lug nuts. Steel wheels lake the high end of course. Cougar alloys take 80.

FYI only, some Navigators require 150. but thats a navigator not a subaru I know All jags are 80 lb ft.

Even the volvos, go from 65-85 lb ft.

Now that I know the recomened spec ill drop mine to around 70 or so.

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Old 02-09-2001, 12:29 AM   #16
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I used 92 at the race track... and on the street for that matter. 85 is a good compromise.
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Old 02-09-2001, 12:35 AM   #17
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I shoot for 72-74 lb-ft.
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Old 02-09-2001, 11:23 AM   #18
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I do 65-75-85-85.. Don't forget the anti sieze once and a while..

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Old 02-09-2001, 01:41 PM   #19
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I sure was glad i touqued to 70lb spec when my tire blew out at 70mph on the highway! All i heard was a very loud BANG and i went slithering this way and that. And if I just cranked the bolts on there with a cross bar i dont think i would have been able to change my tire with the dinky little wrench that comes in the trunk for tire changes. I agree, better safe than sorry, but dont over do it.
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That spec was reccomended to me by the tech at the BMW event I was at...I will drop to 80 from now on. I saw a BMW loose a wheel, better safe than sorry. Turn one at the Glen was not the place to have a front wheel depart the car.
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