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    Thread: Wheel Stud Torque Spec??

    1. 04-16-2005 05:39 PM #1
      Just wondering what the torque spec. if for the wheel studs that hold on the wheel. I just took my wheels off to clean them and dont want to over tighten them or anything. I was figuring on it being around 125-130ft/lbs??

      Thanks in advance


    2. 04-16-2005 05:44 PM #2
      90 ft/lbs is fine

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      04-16-2005 06:25 PM #3
      I think the actual specification is 85 ft/lb.
      Kenji

    4. 04-16-2005 07:19 PM #4
      I believe the owner's manual says 120Nm, which is 87-88ft/lbs.

    5. 04-16-2005 08:20 PM #5
      yep, 88 lb-ft

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      04-16-2005 08:44 PM #6
      that's why 90ft/lbs is o.k.
      easier to dial into as well.

    7. 04-16-2005 08:48 PM #7
      true, it's doesn't have to be exact... i'm sure there's a reasonable range in the spec

    8. 04-16-2005 09:01 PM #8
      thanks!

      I guess I will have to back them off tomorrow, Im at like 125ft/lbs right now.


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      04-17-2005 03:56 AM #9
      DAMN that's high! one thing you'll notice, after coming from that torque number, you're going to think 90 feels WAY too low.

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      04-17-2005 11:47 AM #10
      Yeah, the manual says 88, but I always use 92.

      It's more important that they are all torqued evenly rather than what torque they are at (as long as you are pretty close to 88).

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    11. 04-17-2005 12:18 PM #11
      Before I got my VW I came from a truck background where torque specs were in the 160-180ft/lbs range. I guess this is a bit high for such a small car.

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      04-17-2005 02:27 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by GTINC »

      Some reason the spec in the owner's manual was not OK for your?

      Yea, just wanted a lil piece of mind. 88 ft/lb plus a lil extra

      Or you could just go the Porsche GT route and do 600 ft/lbs With only ONE center lug nut... you better have that mother tiiiiite.


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      04-17-2005 04:55 PM #13
      I just put my Aristos back on today and I torqued the lugs down to 95 ft/lbs. It felt like they were barely on.

      The "click" came much sooner than expected.


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