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Lug nut torque question

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by Chaser1, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Chaser1

    Chaser1 Rockstar

    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...
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009
  2. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I have always torqued wheels at the 80-90 lbs even when i had American racing rims.
  3. Z71_guy

    Z71_guy Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    i do 120 on trucks and 100 on cars
  4. blackburb

    blackburb Rockstar 100 Posts

    80 to 90 on aluminum rims - retorque after 50 miles or so.
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2009
  6. tlperry68

    tlperry68 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I do 150 foot-pounds on my truck and trailer. Never had a problem.
  7. Chaser1

    Chaser1 Rockstar

    Thanks guys!!!!!
  8. blackburb

    blackburb Rockstar 100 Posts

    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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