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I am currently using Magnum 500 aluminum wheels 15x7 with 225/60/R15 tires. What should I torque these down to, I do not want to wrap my rotors nor do I want to have the lugs come lose. They are alloy so would it be around 70 to 80 lb ft?
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90 is what I use. Then re torque after driving.
Thank you, I've just realized that my torque wrench doesn't go above 85 (i am a dolt :)) would 85 be okay to use then?
 

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Yes, 85 will be fine. make sure to re torque after driving.
One final question actually, when I retorque, do i loosen each one a bit and then torque it down or just go onto it with the torque wrench without loosening, wouldn't that cause over-torquing?
 

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Sounds like you've gotten a lot of good/correct advice. Or you could use the concept that my Dad told me (he was a mechanic for 70 years): "Tighten it up until the instant before it breaks, then quit".
 

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Sounds like you've gotten a lot of good/correct advice. Or you could use the concept that my Dad told me (he was a mechanic for 70 years): "Tighten it up until the instant before it breaks, then quit".
Hahaha, my grandpa said the same thing
 

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I don't think I've ever used a torque wrench to put my wheels on.

So far, not one has fallen off.
 

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Steel wheels- 6 chugga chuggas from the impact
Aluminum- 2 chugga chuggas

Or, torque it to the point you can't break it loose at night in a pouring rain and then back off a couple pounds
 

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I'm responsible for all the maintenance on this vehicle. I have the 354 page TM 9-808 maintenance manual for the vehicle. I once flipped through the whole thing looking for torque specs. In a way, I found them. The specification for every bolt is "tighten".

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I'm responsible for all the maintenance on this vehicle. I have the 354 page TM 9-808 maintenance manual for the vehicle. I once flipped through the whole thing looking for torque specs. In a way, I found them. The specification for every bolt is "tighten".

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Hahahahaha I like the sound of that one
 

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Steel wheels- 6 chugga chuggas from the impact
Aluminum- 2 chugga chuggas

Or, torque it to the point you can't break it loose at night in a pouring rain and then back off a couple pounds
OK so 2 chugga chuggas, if only I had an impact :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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I don't think I've ever used a torque wrench to put my wheels on.

So far, not one has fallen off.
I just want to be precise, I don't want my front rotors warping, but if its tight enough, it's tight enough. Thank you for the reassurance
 

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Don't take offense. Many on this forum where, and despite garages full of tools continue to be, shade tree mechanics with tons of real world experience. We all just want to have fun.
 

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Don't take offense. Many on this forum where, and despite garages full of tools continue to be, shade tree mechanics with tons of real world experience. We all just want to have fun.
Same here, hopefully one day I'll be able to give information rather than receive it, it all comes from experience!
 
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