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    Default Lug nut torque question

    I have a set of amerinan eagle wheels On my silverado (R16) and was wondering if any one knows If the torque on the lug nuts is different from stock wheels, stock require 110-140 lbs...
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    I have always torqued wheels at the 80-90 lbs even when i had American racing rims.
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    80 to 90 on aluminum rims - retorque after 50 miles or so.

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    The torque spec has nothing to do with the rim. The torque value is just a way of measuring how far the lug is stretched. It is based on the size of the lug, and grade of steel. All these trucks - IFS and later trucks with 14MM x 1.5 studs should be 140 ft/lbs if the fastener is dry. I use a little bit of Fluid Film on my lugs/nuts, and go to 125 ft/lbs.
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    I do 150 foot-pounds on my truck and trailer. Never had a problem.
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    Thanks guys!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2COR517 View Post
    The torque spec has nothing to do with the rim. The torque value is just a way of measuring how far the lug is stretched. It is based on the size of the lug, and grade of steel. All these trucks - IFS and later trucks with 14MM x 1.5 studs should be 140 ft/lbs if the fastener is dry. I use a little bit of Fluid Film on my lugs/nuts, and go to 125 ft/lbs.
    Then why do all aluminum rims tell you to retorque? It's because aluminum is much softer than steel and actually "squishes" under the lugnut. That's why you don't torque them as much. Look in the instructions that come with any set of aluminum wheels.

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