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Uncle Rog
04-16-2007, 10:03 AM
I might post this in a couple of spots, I had my new tires installed along with my NEW ALUMINUM WHEEL, just a reminder to every body to check the lug nuts every 50 miles on you new wheels! On my first trip out last year I had to tighten the lug's 8 times in 500 miles!!!!!

5catfam
04-16-2007, 11:27 AM
Is there a torque spec that thay should be tighten to. or just tightened.

katkens
04-16-2007, 11:39 AM
Torque is 120ft lbs, every 50 miles for the first 500 miles and prior to every trip.

cdbMidland
04-16-2007, 12:08 PM
I thought it was 90. Can anyone confirm?

Uncle Rog
04-16-2007, 12:11 PM
I crank 'em down as tight as I can get 'em!!! The first time I checked them at 100 miles some of them were loose enough to turn with my fingers!!!!!!!!!!!! And another note, the aluminum wheel thickness does not give you as much thread to work with as a steel wheel so when they are loose they don't have much to hang onto....

katkens
04-16-2007, 01:32 PM
I thought it was 90. Can anyone confirm?
Page 18 owners manual--120 ft. lbs

cdbMidland
04-16-2007, 02:04 PM
Thank you.

katkens
04-16-2007, 02:23 PM
Thank you.
Your welcome-- if your like me I seem to never remember the torque so I put a piece tape on my torque wrench with 120 on it, mental block.:D Ken