Lug nut torque specs

Discussion in 'Chevy Tahoe Forum (GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade)' started by garyfb, May 16, 2005.

  1. garyfb

    garyfb New Member

    Does anyone have the torque specs for the front wheel lugs on a 1999 Tahoe.

  2. ARNIE

    ARNIE Rockstar

    Alloy wheels, 80-90 ft. lbs. No more or they will warp.
  3. shotgun

    shotgun New Member

    The guys who put my last tires on must have put them on to 150 ft. lbs. I almost had to jump up and down on the tire iron to get them loose when I had a flat.
  4. ARNIE

    ARNIE Rockstar

    Yeah, they pobably had them at least 110 ft lbs. I have an electric impact wrench I use, and it goes to right around 85 ft lbs. You can also buy "torque sticks" for the appropiate setting.
  5. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    those are the only ones that I have ever used myself. Never called it a Torque stick though.
  6. ARNIE

    ARNIE Rockstar

    I might have confused you. A "torque stick" is an extension that goes on the end of a 1/2" drive ratchet that will slip when it reaches the correct torque it is made for. Check out the website I have pasted below. They are pretty handy to have around, especially for lug nuts, etc.
  7. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    OK, I had a totally different picture in my head about it. We used to call this the clutch concept. My drills have this for example.

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