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Old 01-22-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default Best way to torque wheel nuts?? car on/off ground, in gear, applying brakes??????????

Doing this solo, so cant have someone apply the brakes and the idea of prying the brake pedal does not sound too appealing.
I dont want to tighten nuts with the car on the ground having wheels supporting the entire weight of the car, and having the car off the ground and in gear while torquing does not sound right either due to potential damage to the tranny, so what is the best method?
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Old 01-22-2006, 07:51 PM   #2
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When I rotate my tires, I always just break the lug nuts free with the wheel jacked up a bit but the tire still touching the ground. I torque the lug nuts back on the same way.
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Old 01-22-2006, 07:56 PM   #3
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thanks shwaggin, I guess this is the best method
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If you've got enough strength to damage your transmission while torquing the lugnuts then I hope to see you representing the US in the 2006 Met-Rx World Strongman Competition.

What shwaggin advised is the correct way to do it, as I imagine you would find in the gasp Owner's Manual.

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Old 01-23-2006, 12:50 AM   #5
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I have done my winter/summer swap multiple times and I have always done everything with the car jacked up, parking brake on and with the car in gear.

I would go back and retoque the wheel nuts after a couple days (or 50-100 miles later) but then I simply do everything without jacking up the car

Worked fine for me so far...
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