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Old 10-06-2008, 10:23 AM   #1
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Lug nut torque spec?

I just rotated my tires again over the weekend and torqued to 100ft/lbs. That's just what I always have done. Does anyone know the correct torque specification?
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No idea...but I also do 100ft/lbs
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100 ft lbs is the correct amount according to the manual...
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Oh..... The manual.....
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Yeah, youd be surprised whats in there.
There are even links on here somewhere to online versions.
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100 ft lbs is the correct amount according to the manual...
Yup, and like what's been posted here about it, when i did my first rotation/torque wrench(and not just what i felt was "tight" with a impact) whatever slight pulse i had from the rotors prior to me doing the rotation, went away completely
So proper lug nut torque is very important for a lotta reasons
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And thats with Clean and Dry threads.
Don't oil or lube the threads or you will over tension the studs
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Also important is to torque the lug nuts in a star pattern - gradually. 100 ft. lbs. is not an enormous amount of torque. If you are physically strong you can easily over-torque the lug nuts on the first pass.
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Yup to all the extra info here

FYI/FWIW: I picked up a new torque wrench from Sears(clicker type w/ case for around $70) this morning, almost can't wait to rotate and do the "hard to reach when just standard washing the car, so i clean/wax the wheels when i rotate 'em" thing soon. I'm due in prob another 1K .

Also a good time to really clean the fenderwells and check around for things w/ the wheels off .
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Not to hijack the thread here, but does anyone here have a thumbs up on some good locking lugnuts?
I feel that i'm tempting the badguys with not having at least a special key type lug on each wheel, and figure the best time to put them on is during a rotation.
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