Which Custom Wheels and Rims Should Be Torqued?
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|All alloy wheels should be installed using a manual torque wrench applied in foot pounds, not an impact wrench, to torque rating specifications followed by periodic re-torquing.
Proper torque for your wheels means - Tighten lug nuts in a crisscross pattern for best equal torque distribution. Re-torque at 100 miles.
Custom Wheel Lug Nuts
Refer to owners manual for proper factory specifications that take precedence over the listed recommendations. Regarding Lug Nuts! Most custom wheels and rims require different wheel lug nuts. Original equipment lug nuts have different seats where the lug nut touches the wheel. Arcorn, ball and mag shank seats are the most common type used by custom wheel industry.
|Here are some typical lug nut torque specifications.
- Lug size 7/16 inch 55-65 ft/lbs
- Lug size 1/2 inch 75-85 ft/lbs
- Lug size 9/16 inch 95-115 ft/lbs
- Lug size 5/8 inch 135-145 ft/lbs
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