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Old 08-31-2003, 11:13 AM   #1
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Wheel nut torque on aluminum wheels

Does anyone have the specs for lug nut torque on 6 stud alloy wheels? I have installed new tires on 15 inch, newer (1989) rims, on my 67 Globetrotter but think the 100 ft\lbs the tire store is too much. Thanks. Tom
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Whay style lugs? Does the rims have steel inserts?
A tapered lug with no instert is going to be around 100 and RECHECK in the first 100 miles or sooner,
A flat style washer 120 is not unheard of. Cone styel insert will be around 90.
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Perhaps not an identical situation, but my factory alloy wheels call for 100ft/lbs in the shop manual for my Impala SS. Toaster is right, it's not uncommon to have the lugs at or beyond 100 ft/lbs. Check with the manufac of the rims to be sure and get a good torque wrench!

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OK. 100 ft\lbs. it is. I don't recall any manufaturer's name cast in the wheels, only a date stamp of 1989 inside the rim. No steel inserts either. Thanks again.
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