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Old 09-11-2011, 05:50 PM   #1
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Wheel Lug Torque???

Is there a proper torque setting for the wheel lugs?

Or do I just stick with going by feel?

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Old 09-11-2011, 06:15 PM   #2
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You may find the torque rating stamped on the end of the studs.

Best I can tell, 90-110 for steel wheels, 120-130 for alloy wheels.


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If they are 1/2"-20 fine thread, trailer wheel studs are often grade 8 studs. And if so then 120 ft lbs is max recommended for the stud.

On my steel wheels, I use 110 ft lb. And for sure after you change a tire, after 50, 100 and 150 to 200 miles check the lug nuts again. That first 50 miler is really important, odds are good some of them will take more torque. This is just the way lug centric wheels are. Since there is no hub pilot in the center to take the rolling load like in auto's, the lug nuts take the load and the bevel on the nuts and wheels have to seat right to stop the movement.

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