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Invizatu
08-26-2010, 04:59 PM
The owners manual specifies 120 ft. pounds of torque. Is it the same for both steel and aluminum wheels?
I have aluminum , so if it's different, what should it be?


Thanks
Bret

lwmcguir
08-27-2010, 03:30 AM
120 pounds is correct if you have the standard 1/2 in stud bolts. Steel or aluminum. Follow the correct torque/tightening pattern and you will be good.

porthole
08-27-2010, 11:37 AM
120 for the 9-16" with aluminum too.

lwmcguir
08-28-2010, 05:36 PM
120 for the 9-16" with aluminum too.

I torque my 9/16 to 150#, same as on the truck. Ford says 150-160 so I check them all and run them up to 150+

When I used 120 for a short while several of them worked loose. Some coaches start at 120 and go to 140 for the 9/16 lugs. Ford has higher recommended torque settings than SOB.

porthole
08-28-2010, 10:33 PM
Also should check torque at 50 and 500 miles.

lwmcguir
08-29-2010, 11:51 AM
Also should check torque at 50 and 500 miles.

That is probably the most important thing you can do when you have had a wheel loose. Saved us more than once from having a disaster. The Alloy/Aluminum wheels are way worse working loose than steel wheels are. Great advice.