Though I wonder if wheels are like tires -- the torque specs (or in the case of tires, pressure spec) is set by the vehicle manufacturer, and not the manufacturer of the wheel/tire?
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|Ok I know on stock steel or stock alloy wheels the torque is 100|
Actually the lug torque specs for the stock wheels is 76 ft. lbs. -- even my aftermarket 17" Millie Miglia's recommend the stock torque as well. I would recommend the same to help minimize snapping the stud unless they explicitly say differently.
the required torque is determined by the pitch on the threads...some cars use different thread counts than others and therefore require a different amount of torque to achieve the required force to hold the whole assembly together properly.
Interesting side note: i don't own a torque wrench and just use 'feel'. I had to tighten a couple of nuts the other day when i checked my wheels and i think i've slightly over tightened at least one of them as a drive on the highway right after showed a slight vibration at 110km/h. A re-adjust fixed it.
I think i'll go buy a torque wrench tomorrow just to give me a better reference!
They looked at me like I had a screw loose when I wasn't surprised the Toyota parts would fit on the Vibe. Guess I'll have to remind people working on my car to think of it as if they're working on a Toyota instead of a Pontiac.
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