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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 2003, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Red Cooper Torque specs for tightening wheel lug bolts?

What are the torque specs for tightening the wheel lug bolts? Any info will be appreciated.

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I need this info also!

I read somewhere that is 80lb but I need to make 100% sure.
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120Nm or 88.5lb.

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120Nm or 88.5lb.

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We use 90 ft lbs with stud converted wheels if you go that route as well.

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If new wheel bolts 90 if wheels been on/off a few times add 5-10 ,if wet installed(lubed)add another 5-10,if longer bolts fitted ignore the previous,if the bolts are plated.....you thought it was an easy question the previous posts are about right -I will not be held responsible if your wheels fall off
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If new wheel bolts 90 if wheels been on/off a few times add 5-10 ,if wet installed(lubed)add another 5-10,if longer bolts fitted ignore the previous,if the bolts are plated.....you thought it was an easy question the previous posts are about right -I will not be held responsible if your wheels fall off
It's been a while and I don't lube the threads or recommend it, just make sure their clean and remove any burr's but Torque is about the frictional force and the clamping force induced by the stretching of the lug bolt. If you lube the threads and still use the same torque you will be stretching the bolt more, not good, this is what holds the wheel on the car, not the frictional force. You need to reduce the torque, not increase it if you lube.

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