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Old 07/01/2008, 06:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lug Nut torque and tire rotation

I just wanted to verify that the torque spec for the lug nuts are 100 ft-lb?

Also, if I am reading the manual correctly, tire rotation is simply swapping front and back WITHOUT a criss-cross?

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Old 07/01/2008, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just wanted to verify that the torque spec for the lug nuts are 100 ft-lb?

Also, if I am reading the manual correctly, tire rotation is simply swapping front and back WITHOUT a criss-cross?

Thanks!
100 ft. lbs. is a bit too much, stick to 80 ft. lbs.. Yep, swap front and back with no criss-crossing.
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Our specs are 73 +/- 7 ft-lbs, according to the service manual. It's probably in the owner's manual too.

I typically do 2 steps at 60 and then 80, in a star pattern.
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Thanks Phil and TB. I unfortunately already torqued them to 100, but at least they aren't as tight as when I tried to take them off--thanks to the dam inspection mechanic who must have used an impact wrench to put them back on. They were on so tight, my impact wrench couldn't break them free.
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We torque the wheels at 75 all the way around, for both street and track use (DSM's, EVO's, 3G's, etc).

If they're at 100, take them off and put them back on at 75.
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Not a bad idea, keep them from being overtorqued and possibly more likely to break if you hit a big bump in the road.

Also I always leave the torque wrench out on the workbench after I put my wheels on. It reminds me a day or two later to check the torques again, because I will find that a few nuts take another 1/8 of a turn or so to get back to the torque spec. I don't know if the metal is relaxing, or if maybe i got a little debris behind the wheel the last time i mounted it, or what but a couple of them always are under the spec when checked again a few days later.
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That's how it always is. I re torque them after a few miles.
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Should drop the fronts straight back to the rear and criss cross the rears to the front if you DO NOT had directional tires/rims. Straight front to back and back to front if you do.
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