Wheel lug nut torque #'s?

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  1. DR3W

    DR3W Full Access Members

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    Hey, i have a 2000 xlt 4x2 with aluminum wheels. Does anybody know how much torque the wheels lug nuts needs? I cant find it in my owners manual? I guessing 80-90 ft/lbs?


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    Never really thought about it. I just snug them down nice and hard with a four way lug wrench. The forward rotation of the wheels helps to keep them tight. Never lost a lug bolt in 35 years, but sometimes they are harder to get off then tighten up.
     
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    Ya idk, i just got a new torque wrench and wana make it as safe as posible with all the vibration from the tires. Its either 100 or 150 ft-lbs.
     
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    the first gens take 100 ft/lbs
     
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    depends on the size of your studs i have 98 and its torque is 125
     
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    100 Ft-lbs for 12mm wheel studs

    150 Ft-lbs for 14mm wheel studs

    I have lost a lug nut before when I forgot to tighten it after I set the car on the ground. It was in a car and it started to shake a little worse then a flat tire.
     
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    Yeah haha, I saw it in my new Haynes Ford
    Expo Manual. That thing comes in handy alot :)
     

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