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Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by integraslut78, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. integraslut78

    integraslut78 Stylus DJ Extraordinaire

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    So I just got a new torque wrench but I can't remember for the life of me how many foot lbs. of torque to torque down my wheel lugs???? It's a 2001 Integra with 16" Rotas and the buddy club lugs if it matters. Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving. Oh and let the flaming begin :ph34r:
     
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    man I've always used the rule of thumb that a 1/4 to 1/2 turn more after you can't tighten them anymore with a socket wrench.
     
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    i thought it was 100. i wouldnt know though. I just hit it with the impact.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    I usually use 90 as a guide. Most cars are like 80-110. 90 is good :)
     
  6. turbo sol

    turbo sol I need some ligaments!!!

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    tq them down to 90 or so then after about 100 miles or so re-tq them to about the same.
     
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    integraslut78 Stylus DJ Extraordinaire

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    Thanks guys.... I noticed after I got my wheels and my valve cover off (I needed to check some things under the valve cover) that the wrench my friend got me was inch lbs. and not foot lbs. So needless to say I am waiting to get the right one and my car is torn apart. Hopefully I can get it tomorrow. Knowing somone that can get you cheap tools RULES.....
     
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    90in/lbs aint gonna cut it.
     
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    turbo sol I need some ligaments!!!

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    assuming this guy isn't always taking turns sharply i would think 90 ft/lbs would be sufficient but there is nothing wrong with tq'n them down a little more. tq them down to 100 ft/lbs. providing you don't have aluminum lugs you should be fine but i found that if you tq aluminum lugs down to tight you'll strip the threads right off the bastards.
     
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    true story. but if you look at my post again. youll notice that i said 90 INCH/lbs wont cut it.
     
  11. turbo sol

    turbo sol I need some ligaments!!!

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    oh...my bad...sorry bout that. totally right on the inch lbs though.. that shit would probably fall off.
     
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