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hi all, when i switch to my winter wheel and tire do i use the same torque as the oem wheels? or will vary by wheels? thanks in advance and go easy on me :)
 

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I torque mine to 72.4ft/lb. I believe that's the OEM specification.
 

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Same spec. Anything from 60 to 80 ft/lb is fine. I set my wrench to 65.

...KHP must have something "fancy" to get it to the tenth. :)
 

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Same spec. Anything from 60 to 80 ft/lb is fine. I set my wrench to 65.

...KHP must have something "fancy" to get it to the tenth. :)
lol I missed the key I meant 72.5ft/lb. My torque wrench does increments of .5's
 

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I always torque mine to 72, like KHP. I have a 2003, and that was the spec the dealer told me last time the car was in there.
 

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I do mine to 75.
 

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I use an 80ft/lb torque stick on an electric impact.

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I try not to exceed 79.6 ft-lbs. 80? That's just crazy.
 

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I try not to exceed 79.6 ft-lbs. 80? That's just crazy.
You try not to exceed? Therefore you have before? If a wheel stud stud cannot handle an extra 8 ftlbs it shouldn't be on the car. Its only a 10.5% difference. Lots of assembly torque specs use a +/-10% range.

Concur. ...Doesn't the stud just sheer right off at 81 ft-lbs?
If you care to give me the specs of the factory studs and lugnuts ill let you know. Stud is m12x1.25 what grade?

I have about 200 mechanical engineers here at work that I could ask.

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Someone missed the sarcasm train.
 

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Lol what was the point of the sarcasm?

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I don't know, maybe because ultimately, they are 5 nuts threaded on 5 bolts. If they hold your wheels on tightly/securely, you did it right.

Have you ever watched 99% of tire shops torque lug nuts? I'm sure it ranges from 50-200 ft-lbs.
 

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Well im laughing for missing the sarcasm next time ill reread the whole thread again lol.

Ill just add that torque is important as we've seen or heard about too many wheels falling off. So yes make sure its tight and you're most likely good to go.

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I believe it. What was the root cause of the wheel coming off though?

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I took off all 4 wheels to inspect them & discovered that 2 of them(the ones that were coming loose) did not have centering rings.

I got the wheels from tire rack & didn't really inspect them to the point of looking for centering rings before putting them on.Anyway tirerack was very gracious & apologetic and sent me the rings with a refund of part of my purchase.
 

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Tirerack is great, just got my winter set from them.

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Have you ever watched 99% of tire shops torque lug nuts? I'm sure it ranges from 50-200 ft-lbs.
:rotfl: @ 200ft/lbs
 
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