Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Helsinki, Finland - on the European side of the Atlantic
I honestly have always torqued my wheels on all of my vehicles (including jeeps) to 150ft/lbs. I haven't had any problems yet *fingers crossed*. I might drop it down to 120 when I put the front spacers back on tomorrow though. Thanks.
That is way too much for 1/2" lug nuts. Factory specs for most vehicles running 1/2" or close to that is around 85 lbs./ft. I usually tighten them a bit more, to around 100 lbs./ft., and never had problems with lug nuts getting loose. I've run up to 35s (unbalanced
), and even those didn't create any issues.
I would recommend not to over- tighten lug nuts, one thing is they're a pain to unbolt, they can get stuck, and the worst is you stretch the studs and eventually break them.
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