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Nov 6, 2:02pm - #319419 
Torque for wheels

What is the correct torque for our wheels

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Nov 6, 6:45pm - #319420 
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Nov 6, 6:49pm - #319421 
I believe it's 76 foot pounds not 80.

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Nov 6, 10:30pm - #319422 
when i got my new rims the dealer looked it up in a book and said that thats what they should be toqured to but i could be wrong

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Nov 7, 12:38am - #319423 
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Nov 7, 1:53am - #319424 
torque it 'til it breaks the wheel stud than use that for reference. then replace the stud and then torque the rest at one less ft/lb of torque.

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Nov 7, 2:17am - #319425 
^^^^^^why shold i do that i already had the dealer do that for me rofl

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Nov 7, 8:14pm - #319426 
lol yeah 76 is the way to go.

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Dec 14, 10:04am - #319427 
cool thanx. I just got new BFgoodrich Traction T/A all season. Bad ass tires. I highly recommend them.

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Dec 14, 2:12pm - #319428 
OR...just use an impact gun!


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Dec 14, 2:59pm - #319429 
anyone know why it suggests 32psi for the gts and 29 for the gt when they're basically the same car?

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Dec 14, 6:21pm - #319430 
but with different stock rims.


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Dec 14, 6:29pm - #319431 
Originally Posted by Polykarb
OR...just use an impact gun!


although a lot of shops use impact wrenches to tighten lug nuts, I wouldn't do it. It's fast that's why they do it. And the ones the NASCAR guys use are all precalibrated for that car. using standard impact wrenches can make the lug nuts undertightened and/or inconsistent with each other. I have to know for sure and be dead on, and in that case a torque wrench still with accurate calibration is what I use.


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Dec 17, 6:46am - #319432 
I use my impact to the same settings on all the wheels to get them on and going, then you finish it off with a standard bar. After driving a mile, use the torque wrench to get it right after the lugs have settled

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Dec 17, 8:24am - #319433 
Originally Posted by sickcelica696
I use my impact to the same settings on all the wheels to get them on and going, then you finish it off with a standard bar. After driving a mile, use the torque wrench to get it right after the lugs have settled


that's right. most shops have their wrenches set at a certain torque. i always hand tighten them, run the gun, then torque them down.

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Dec 17, 9:01pm - #319434 
Originally Posted by QTRMLR_1
Originally Posted by Polykarb
OR...just use an impact gun!


although a lot of shops use impact wrenches to tighten lug nuts, I wouldn't do it. It's fast that's why they do it. And the ones the NASCAR guys use are all precalibrated for that car. using standard impact wrenches can make the lug nuts undertightened and/or inconsistent with each other. I have to know for sure and be dead on, and in that case a torque wrench still with accurate calibration is what I use.


They also drive a hell of a lot faster than any Celica could go, not to mention the weight of their wheels/tires would also add an increase of force pushing off the car when operating at a high speed.

Impact wrenches will do.


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Dec 17, 9:16pm - #319435 
no kidding about NASCAR.

sure, it's fine if you have the kind where you can dial in the exact amount of torque. But I'm saying if you have the cheaper kind that doesn't allow adjustment, you won't know for sure it's torqued just right to specs.


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