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130 lb torque lug nuts.....

Discussion in 'Garage' started by brad byron, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. BWL

    BWL Embrace the skeptisism

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    I have a 1/2" impact behind the rear seat. Knocks them right off. I torque to 135 and always re check after I drive a bit and again after mire driving if any were loose on the retorque. I've lost a wheel. Rather it didn't happen again.
     
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    Back in the '80s. Porsche had a 911 model with magnesium lugs nuts. These required an aluminum socket and had anti-seize from the factory and required a fairly low torque. I do not recollect the torque spec. And those cars routinely went over 100 mph!
     
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    I have a 1,000 ft lb torque wrench if you know anything about air planes you’ll know why ;)
     
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    2009-2011 wheel torque spec 130 ft lb

    2012 wheel torque spec 135 ft lb

    Apparently between 2012 and 2015 it went back down again. My truck is a 12 that's why I know this
     
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    This. Under my back seat with several impact sockets in metric & std.
    I also lightly coat lug studs with Never Sieze and yeah, I know they say don't. They also say you can loosten lugs with a short, bent jack handle too but, I won't fall for that ever again. Re-torque them after initial install to ease your mind. Haven't had one come loose in over 45 years.
    PS: Let your spare down & hit that with Neverseize too before you need it..[​IMG]
     
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    I also have one of those milwaukee monsters. Not for tightening the bolts, but they come off with ease. Also, I believe a 22mm socket on that will raise and lower the scissor jack a lot easier than using the contraption that came with it.
     
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    Personally I think the manufacturers tend to overdo the torque needed for the lugs. I have had a couple of different trucks / cars with high torque specs, but have always used 100 - 110 ft/lbs for my lugs and have never had any issue.
     
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    I have a 2011 2500 crew cab with 17 inch wheels. They are Black Rhino Sierras and require 135 foot pounds of torque to secure the lugs nuts. I carry a half inch breaker bar and the 21 in impact socket needed to break them loose and to tighten them. If I have to change a tire along the rode, I will recheck the lug nuts torque when I get home with a torque wrench. I also carry a floor jack in my bed tool box to make the whole process faster and easier. The truck is heavy and so are the wheels and tires. All this also makes helping someone else along the rode a whole lot easier.
     
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    With my truck I carry a 1/2" drive 25" long breaker bar along with a deep 22mm socket so I know I can remove the nuts regardless of the air wrench setting used at the tire shop the last time they were rotated. I can provide more than twice as much force with the breaker bar as I can with the factory tool.

    For $35 this provides me with what I need and it is always going to work when needed.
     
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    The coarse thread needs more torque than the old fine thread
    I never let them tighten with air wrench and make sure the nut moves when they tighten with a torque wrench
    Then I recheck when I get home
     

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