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    Default Lug nut torque?

    Where do I find out torque specs for aftermarket rims??
    When mytires installed my tires, they tossed out the boxes and paper (if any) that came with the wheels.
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    Check the manufacturer of your wheels website if they have one. A quick google search will help you determine if they do or not.

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    Originally posted by autobodygal
    Check the manufacturer of your wheels website if they have one. A quick google search will help you determine if they do or not.
    yah, I emailed Axis, as their site lists nothing, and my wheels are discountinued.
    Damn +44411's

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    who cares, just torque it on as tight as u can by hand with a tire iron.

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    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    who cares, just torque it on as tight as u can by hand with a tire iron.
    This is what I do but I also don't really care about my rims. Either way it's been fine for me.

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    I thought it was dependant on your car, not your wheels... Your stock specs (if you have a Civic) are 80 foot/lbs... I always set mine at 100 just to be safe...

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    I heard that just making them as tight as posible is bad for the rim and can actually bend them? True?or Fulse?

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    if you tighten the lugs too much it can cause warped rotors. i torque mine to about 65ft/lbs

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    You should torque them to the specs for your car, which is 80 lb ft for a Civic. Make sure you retorque them after driving on them a couple days, and then they should be good.

    I have read that just hand torquing, which leads to uneven torque on each lug can cause things like your brake rotor warping. Overtorquing can also strip your lugs.

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    Originally posted by xrayvsn
    You should torque them to the specs for your car, which is 80 lb ft for a Civic. Make sure you retorque them after driving on them a couple days, and then they should be good.

    I have read that just hand torquing, which leads to uneven torque on each lug can cause things like your brake rotor warping. Overtorquing can also strip your lugs.
    it could, but im sure most ppl can do it accurately enough by hand. maybe if ure really weak u might tire out after the first 3 lugs and torque the last one on very loose or something

    and u would have to actually try to strip the lugs haha

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    torque to 80ft/lbs like someone said earlier.
    I live my life a beer at a time, nothing else matters.

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    As others mentioned be careful of torquing too tight, that may cause the rotors to warp! Just buy a good torque wrench and follow the manufacturers recommendations for specs.

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    Lug nut torque is specified by your car manufacturer, not the wheel manufacturer. Reason is that you are actually stretching the bolt and you do not want to overtorque to the point of yielding the threads or the bolt itself. And of course the bolts are part of the wheel hub assembly on your car.

    80 ft-lbs seems to be common in my experience too.

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    alumanim does not like to ressure there are specific torq spec on alloy and other variours metal types due to the fact that if you over tighten a specific alloy or metal, in the event that you hit a nice pot hole or curb good and hard, the rims shatters arround the over tightened lug nuts


    stell rims can be tightened to any torq seetting between 80ft/b abd 110 ft/b depending on the size of the lug nut


    alumanim rims should be anywhere between 35-65 ft/b every time is differnt though its good that you are trying to find the correct torq settings

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