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Old 10-14-2003, 07:38 PM   #1
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Default Proper OEM lug nut torque specs ?

Also, it as always important to use a torque wrench for putting wheels on car?

or can i just "feel" for the proper torque?

i've heard it's bad to torque way above specs....may warp rotors. of course, below specs can be bad for obvious reasons.
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Default Re: Proper OEM lug nut torque specs ? (typeruz)

80 lbs and buy a torque wrench Click the image to open in full size. it has other uses too
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Old 10-14-2003, 07:45 PM   #3
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about 'yay' much.
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Old 10-15-2003, 04:06 PM   #4
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about 'yay' much.
yeah, D always uses his vocal chords as a torque wrench. click clock. lol
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Default Re: Proper OEM lug nut torque specs ? (typeruz)

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i've heard it's bad to torque way above specs....may warp rotors.
i've always wondered about this, but I would've thought that the warping of rotors comes from using different torque amount on all 4/5 lugs as opposed to using a number different 80ftlb.. in other words if you consistently use X ftlb on all lugs you'll be OK.. if that's the case, are torque specs given to save your threads?
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You should always use a torque wrench.

Here is a nice one for only thirty bucks. It's money well spent.
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i like to use a torque wrench.. but when one is not around, just make sure they're on there pretty snug.. and of course in a star pattern.
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You should always use a torque wrench.
you sir, are a retard. many things need an appropriate bolt stretch that should be measured... ie, rod caps, main caps, tranny components... others can be rednecke'd with no issues.

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D,

whats the battle torque spec for my license plate screws?
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Same as the oil drain plug Click the image to open in full size.
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Same as the oil drain plug Click the image to open in full size.
cool...so ill just put it on like the plug, with my air gun.

thanks craig Click the image to open in full size.
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You should always use a torque wrench.
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you sir, are a retard. many things need an appropriate bolt stretch that should be measured... ie, rod caps, main caps, tranny components... others can be rednecke'd with no issues.
You, sir, are very quick to throw nasty insults around without any provocation. Perhaps you are having a bad day. (Cubs fan, perhaps?)

You also ignore the fact that the question was asked about lug nuts and it would be reasonable for anyone to assume that my response should be taken within this context. However, since you are clearly more interested in attacks than in having a reasonable discussion, I will rephrase my response:

You should always use a torque wrench when tightening wheel lug nuts.

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Default Re: Proper OEM lug nut torque specs ? (nsxtasy)

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You should always use a torque wrench when tightening wheel lug nuts.

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Click the image to open in full size. I agree.
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You should always use a torque wrench when tightening wheel lug nuts.
...and license plate bolts Click the image to open in full size.
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...and license plate bolts Click the image to open in full size.
But then sometimes they don't end up with the screw-heads vertically aligned. Click the image to open in full size.
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You should always use a torque wrench when tightening wheel lug nuts.

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Click the image to open in full size. I agree.

I second that notion.
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Default Re: Proper OEM lug nut torque specs ?

Use the torque wrench, and avoid "breaking off" a bolt/stud. Replacing a broken bolt isn't as easy to replace on Acuras, as they are to replace on Fords, Dodges, and GM cars.
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Default Re: Proper OEM lug nut torque specs ?

Of course you can just guess, but it is definitely a best practice to use a torque wrench whenever possible. Guessing works fine and dandy until you mess something up.
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Default Re: Proper OEM lug nut torque specs ?

If you over torque the lugs you can damage the threads and risk the lugs falling off or having to cut a stud because you can't get the lug off. that is why you should use a torque wrench to tighten lugs but as long as you don't go he-man strength and just get them tight with a 4way or however you personally do it you should be good
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You should look at the date, this thread is from 2003.
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