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      04-28-2009, 12:39 PM   #1
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what torque should the wheel lugs tighten to?

I'm having a hard time taking off my OEM wheels because the morons at the dealership over tightened the lugs, how much pounds should they be torqued to?
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I think it's around 88-90 ft-lbs, but if you search a bit I'm sure you can find the exact number.
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That's correct, 88 ft. lbs., but I do 90 ft. lbs.

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Thanks for the quick feedback guys
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^^ That is good practice ALWAYS, but really important when installing new rims as the paint will chip near the bolts/nuts.

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im getting diff lugs with my rims, but i cant even take my OEM off because the dealer tightened the hell out of them
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im getting diff lugs with my rims, but i cant even take my OEM off because the dealer tightened the hell out of them
Whatever you do, do not use a torque-wrench to break loose the bolts. Tire Iron FTW.

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^^ That is good practice ALWAYS, but really important when installing new rims as the paint will chip near the bolts/nuts.

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Even more important if you are using spacers. I go 86 ft. lbs. with my aftermarket cast wheels.
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thanks for the tips fellas
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Whatever you do, do not use a torque-wrench to break loose the bolts. Tire Iron FTW.

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I don't use a torque wrench to loosen any bolts, but I never understood why it is a problem. Does it throw off the calibration? I can't imagine it would as I would think that tightening bolts could have the very same effect if this is true. Can anyone shed any light on this for me? It's not like the things are fragile. I think it's a myth...
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I don't use a torque wrench to loosen any bolts, but I never understood why it is a problem. Does it throw off the calibration? I can't imagine it would as I would think that tightening bolts could have the very same effect if this is true. Can anyone shed any light on this for me? It's not like the things are fragile. I think it's a myth...
the only difference i can think of is that when you tighten the bolts it reaches to the threshold slowly.. and when you are loosening it..it's a sudden force given.. well.. unless you set the wrench to 160ft-lbs to unbolt what was 80ft-lbs?? not sure ...
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