FrostyCanada
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Wheel Nut Torque - Alloy Wheels

Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:07 am

Hello guys, I searched the forum and found and entry by JoeS asking this same question but for the imiev steel wheels.

I was wondering if the torque value is same for the alloys?

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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As per JoeS thread - torque value steel wheel = 98N-m is 72.3ft- lb.
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Brian
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Re: Wheel Nut Torque - Alloy Wheels

Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:19 am

Maybe someone can find a value in a manual somewhere, but i would think there would be no difference between steel or alloy wheels since the studs and nuts are steel in both cases.

If the nuts were alloy, e.g. Porsche, then there would be a difference.
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Re: Wheel Nut Torque - Alloy Wheels

Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:54 am

I'm just wondering if 72 lb. is the appropriate torque value?

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Re: Wheel Nut Torque - Alloy Wheels

Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:18 am

72 +/-7 ft-lbs is equal to the factory spec. The FSM lists wheel nut torque as 98 +/-10 N-m

Wheel nut N·m 98 ± 10
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Re: Wheel Nut Torque - Alloy Wheels

Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:23 am

Thank you!

Brian
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