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Old 04-19-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
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Wheel lug nut torque ?

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I couldn't find any info in the owner manual. Do you know the exact torque value ?
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:09 AM   #2
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just had mine rotated at the tire shop; their chart showed Wranglers in the "89-133" range IIRC.....better check that number for sure. My tire guy said that was pretty wide range, don't recall exactly what he set his torque wrench at.

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Congrads, if he actually used a torque wrench-you found a keeper-


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just had mine rotated at the tire shop; their chart showed Wranglers in the "89-133" range IIRC.....better check that number for sure. My tire guy said that was pretty wide range, don't recall exactly what he set his torque wrench at.
Most tire shops/garages/dealers use air impact guns and endup with 130lbft torque on your lugs-

I always do my own and being alloy wheels with 60° cone spline lugnuts, I use 90 lbft-

I use an air impact to just run threads, but the torque wrench for tightening/finish-

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Old 04-19-2011, 11:22 AM   #4
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Personally, I crank down about as hard as I can unless I'm using a 4-way, then I back off a tad.

If that's not specific enough, google is your friend

Jeep Owner Manuals

Owner's Manual, page 484 "9. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the wrench while tightening for increased leverage. Alternate nuts until each nut has been tightened twice. The correct wheel nut tightness is 95 ft lbs (130 N·m). If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a service station.


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Old 04-19-2011, 12:00 PM   #5
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Since the OP's question has been answered, how much do you guys torque down your spare?
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:12 PM   #6
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Torque settings

This link has most if not all the torque settings you'll need including the spare tire.

Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource » Jeep JK Wrangler Torque Settings


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Since the OP's question has been answered, how much do you guys torque down your spare?
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Since the OP's question has been answered, how much do you guys torque down your spare?
Snug enough that they can't be removed by hand is all that is necessary. Remember your spare holder is mostly plastic.
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Congrads, if he actually used a torque wrench-you found a keeper-




Most tire shops/garages/dealers use air impact guns and endup with 130lbft torque on your lugs-

I always do my own and being alloy wheels with 60° cone spline lugnuts, I use 90 lbft-

I use an air impact to just run threads, but the torque wrench for tightening/finish-

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as i do the same about 85-90 pounds
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:58 PM   #10
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I set as 95lbft.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:16 AM   #11
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From the FSM:

Lug Nut: 92-132 Ft. Lbs.

Spare Wheel Lug Nut: 40–80 Ft. Lbs.
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Snug enough that they can't be removed by hand is all that is necessary. Remember your spare holder is mostly plastic.
are you talking about JK's? Where is the plastic? I just drilled through mine last week to mount a dual band radio antenna-it sure wasn't plastic.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:47 AM   #13
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re: "I use an air impact to just run threads, but the torque wrench for tightening/finish-"

that's what my tire guy shop does, and has for many years on all my rigs.
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a general rule of thumb is 100 ft pounds on aluminum rims and 110 on steel. Over tightening aluminum ones can cause them to crack when striking a pot hole.

I had a neighbor tighten mine down with the impact gun, man I could kick his ass. We spent three hours having to torch 5 of the 20 lugs out when we put my lift on. Good thing I was not on the side of the road!!! It used to have those hollow lugs and trying to get them loose stripped the outer edge right off. So bad we even pounded a 5/8 6 point socket on there after going at it for awhile. Needless to say, the original YJ rims are stacked in my garage with a bunch of nasty burn marks all over them from melting the steel lugs out.
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My lugs started to strip a 110 lbs. I forgot what the toque value was and started to to tighten them down at 110 lbs. I could feel the threads starting to strip. 95 lbs is the best.
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My 2007 Unlimited came with anti-theft wheel locks. The first time that I wanted to have the tires rotated the shop could not get the locks off. The second shop refused to work on it. The third shop agreed to remove them with an air chisel. They said that some people don't know that the locks should not be put on with an air wrench. Anyone else have that problem?
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This link has most if not all the torque settings you'll need including the spare tire.

Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource » Jeep JK Wrangler Torque Settings
thanks very usefull link

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