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#1 Old 04-15-2009, 04:56 AM
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Re-torque your lug nuts

Just re-torqued my lug nuts after the rims went back on for the summer a few weeks ago and found one I could turn by hand, and 2 others that needed the re-tq .......


Can't ever be too sure guys and girls ..... just like they recommend, RE-TORQUE YOUR LUG NUTS a few hundred miles after putting rims on.

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That's good advice.

Thanks for the reminder.

/me heads over to the neighbor's to borrow torque wrench

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yes, that is good advice
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Great advice...although a couple hundred miles is a lot. The norm isn't more around 50 miles???


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I usaully inspect those things while i am refueling.

filling 19 gallons takes a while
give yourself some time to NOT look at how much it cost and to check some routine things.
I keep an Air gauge pen style under the glove box.

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I usaully inspect those things while i am refueling.

filling 19 gallons takes a while
give yourself some time to NOT look at how much it cost and to check some routine things.
I keep an Air gauge pen style under the glove box.
The thread is about re-torquing the lug nuts, not checking air pressure!!!
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this is normally only needed on new rims and lugs.. so they will seat properly after teh first 50miles.. once they have seated, then it shouldnt be needed... however swithin up rims may cause them to need a retorque i guess. i dont know i never have to switch up to winter beater down here in florida... sticks tongue out! LOL anyway thanks for the reminder.. i actually never even bust out the torque wrench, i just tighten them down and add a little bit of my 240lb self down on the handle a little bit.. usually good enough for me, sometime they are a little hard to get off though, especially the rears.. is that bad, and whats teh normal torque range? 100lbs?

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Stock wheels should be torqued to 110 ft-lbs.
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Great advice...although a couple hundred miles is a lot. The norm isn't more around 50 miles???
I think it is .... for me, I wanted to check them as I'm heading to the track tonight, and I didn't want any rims flying off the car while racing ..... LOL

And this is after the recent 5hr-each-way trip I just took to NY ...

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