|01-17-2013 12:51 PM|
I'm guessing the spec also accounts for having to overcome the friction between the nut and the wheel. I think our Wrangler nuts are 60 degree cones, others can be flat or cones of different angles. Heavy trucks sometimes use flat nuts with integrated free spinning washers. I'd imagine the amount of friction is different between each type, plus the metal type and finish could effect things.
Either way, I stick to what the manual says.
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|01-17-2013 12:52 AM|
|jadmt||Wheel Tech - Wheel Lug Torquing|
|01-16-2013 11:57 PM|
|Sasquatchewan||95 all my jeeps|
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|01-16-2013 10:55 PM|
|bobjenkins||I found the secret number is 106 ft/lbs, I gained about 2-4 mpg after setting all of them to it|
|01-16-2013 10:53 PM|
|01-16-2013 10:13 PM|
Thanks for the head up... And yes.. I read something about to keep it in the lowest setting when not in use.... Btw, at the moment to buy the torque wrench, they gave me a "life time" free calibration at any canadian tire... Which i think is kind of cool... But hell that's definitely out of context here...
Thanks again for all your replies guys....!!!
|01-16-2013 10:07 PM|
|Silencer||The manual for my '12 JKU says lug torque is 95 ft lbs, so that's as high as I'll go. I'm quite sure that varies from model to model or year to year, though, so don't trust us. Read your manual.|
|01-16-2013 09:43 PM|
|jadmt||I think Jeep specs 105 ft/lbs so you are with in the plus or minus error at 100 ft/lbs. I called Raceline and they recommended that their rims be torqued to 85 ft/lbs on a wrangler. I said I thought that was kind of low and the guy said "you ask what we recommend" and "we recommend 85 ft/lbs on a 1/2" stud" I told him Jeep recommended 105 ft/lbs and he said that was pretty high but probably would be ok too lol.|
|01-16-2013 09:37 PM|
|WXman||The instructions that came with my aftermarket wheels suggested 85-95 ft/lbs but I went 100 anyway. If you go too tight you can affect your brake caliper performance and you might also find it hard to get them loose on the side of the road in an emergency.|
|01-16-2013 09:31 PM|
|geckojk1||You will not have a problem with your torque wrench i have been using the same model for 5 years , never failed me , seems to be accurate as well as long as u keep it cranked down to its lowest setting when not in use, i have never had a wheel come loose on my jeep at 100 ft/lbs and deff re torque after 100kms or so just to be safe.|
|01-16-2013 09:18 PM|
Thanks for all your replies guys...!!!!
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|01-16-2013 07:34 PM|
|cphilip||Keep in mind, I torque wrench operates most accurately in the middle of its range. So for 100 pounds, you don't want a wrench that tops out at 100ft pounds...|
|01-16-2013 07:29 PM|
|InvertChaos||I go to 100ft/lbs and its been fine. That's quite the clamping force when you consider all five lug nuts.|
|01-16-2013 07:22 PM|
|Mopar2Ya||I prefer ~115ft/lbs, especially when dealing w/after market wheels. The safe bet is retorque them after a short drive.|
|01-16-2013 07:18 PM|
|goodysgotacuda||I've torqued about a million lug nuts to 95 ft/lb, no problems. Pretty common for 1/2"-20 studs...|
|01-16-2013 07:13 PM|
***i suck using ipad keyboard... yuck!
|01-16-2013 07:09 PM|
|InvertChaos||Are you talking about your lug nuts?|
|01-16-2013 06:54 PM|
100 ft/lbs lock nuts trust...
well... i just installed my new rear zinc plated brake discs in my Jeep Wrangler... but now reading some interesting threads in this forum suggesting to tight the lock nuts following the manufactured spec (100 ft/lbs)... the question is... do you trust that spec?
i mean, i know coming from the manufacture, should be fine... but before i use to tight the nuts as much as possible of course trying to not damage the rims...
the other day i got this crazy Mastercraft Torque Wrench at CanadianTire.ca for 49.99 (on sale)... and finally i got the chance to use it... but... 100 ft/lbs...?? Jesus..!!! i hope my Jeep keep the tires in place and don't lose them on the Highway..!!!!!
Mastercraft 1/2-in Drive Torque Wrench | Canadian Tire
anyway... any thoughts..??