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torque settings for wheel nuts.  
torque settings for wheel nuts. - wemyss
Just bought an Haynes manual for my wifes Fabia.
The wheel nuts torque is 83lbs ft but the illustration shows steel wheels.
Never having had alloys this seems high even for steel.
Would this be the torque for alloys as well.
wemyss

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torque settings for wheel nuts. - Aprilia
Yes, that's about 110Nm, which is about right.
torque settings for wheel nuts. - wemyss
Thanks Aprilia, I didnt realise alloys would have had such tightness.
wemyss
torque settings for wheel nuts. - tr7v8
Try Porsche Alloy ones they go to 93ft/lbs!
torque settings for wheel nuts. - L'escargot
Just bought an Haynes manual for my wifes Fabia.
The wheel nuts torque is 83lbs ft


Are you sure it doesn't say 83 Nm, which is 61 lb.ft ? (My Focus Haynes manual says 85 Nm, 63 lb.ft)
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L\'escargot.
torque settings for wheel nuts. - Roger Jones
For a high value, try the MB W140 at 150 Nm for both steels and alloys, which is what the fitting shop at a certain discount megastore were going to apply to my W126 until I insisted that they double check and verify 110Nm as the correct figure.
torque settings for wheel nuts. - Ruperts Trooper
Does it matter?

Tyre fitters and garages just airgun them at 500Nm regardless of car!

When I get my car back from such work it takes my full 90kg bouncing on a 50cm extending wrench to undo the wheel bolts, as standing still won't do it. I then re-torque them to the 110Nm recommended by Vauxhall.
torque settings for wheel nuts. - L'escargot
Does it matter?


Yes. Too high a torque could damage both the threads and the wheels.
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L\'escargot.
torque settings for wheel nuts. - Ruperts Trooper
So why does the motor trade universally (or almost universally) overtighten wheel nuts?
torque settings for wheel nuts. - L'escargot
So why does the motor trade universally (or almost universally) overtighten wheel nuts?


None of the Ford dealers I've had my car serviced at have overtightened the wheel nuts/bolts. (When I get it back I check them with my torque wrench.)
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L\'escargot.
torque settings for wheel nuts. - L'escargot
>> Just bought an Haynes manual for my wifes Fabia.
>> The wheel nuts torque is 83lbs ft
Are you sure it doesn't say 83 Nm which is 61 lb.ft ?



I take it all back ~ see tinyurl.com/37xjal
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L\'escargot.
torque settings for wheel nuts. - wemyss
Thanks for finding that l'escargot. Just checked the Haynes manual again and its 89lb.ft -- 120Nm exactly as the tyre site says.

wemyss
torque settings for wheel nuts. - Peter D
It all depends on the car and the alloys. Some alloys use the tapered faced bolt and usually have a lower torque requirement i.e. 65 ft lbs on a golf compared to some flat faced bolts which tend to have a higher requiement like 80/90 ft lbs. You can not make a general statement about alloys. Regards Peter
torque settings for wheel nuts. - stuartl
In their defence I have to say that in the past two or three years I have never once had a tyre change/replacement at a tyre centre without seeing them do the final tighten with a torque wrench.

Mind you, I also didn't notice anyone referring to any info beforehand to set it to the correct torque for that particular vehicle................................ ; o )
torque settings for wheel nuts. - Ruperts Trooper
I've seen them use a torque wrench after the air-gun but if the air-gun overtightens, the torque wrench just clicks off and leaves the bolt overtightened.
torque settings for wheel nuts. - L'escargot
As with all things it's going to be down to the level of competence and conscientiousness of the individual technician doing the job.
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L\'escargot.
torque settings for wheel nuts. - Ruperts Trooper
As with all things it's going to be down to the level of competence and conscientiousness of the individual technician doing the job.


It must be the water in the Midlands, I have the same problem wherever I take my car!
torque settings for wheel nuts. - John S
I'd agree. Most surprised and pleased to find that tyre dealers for the last few years have done a 'light tighten' with the air gun, and finished with a torque wrench - and yes, it did rotate before it clicked!

JS
torque settings for wheel nuts. - TurboD
I think the tyre fitters want to ensure that the wheels do not come off, whether you want them to or not.
torque settings for wheel nuts. - Big Vern
The Air powered impact guns have a torque setting and can be set to tighten to surprisingly low torques.

I also like to see the bolts insert by hand with the aid of the socket before zipping up with the air gun to gaurd against damaging the threads.

Also when testing at high speeds there is something comforting about hauling the 150nm on before by hand using the torque wrench and doing a 2nd click to make sure :o)

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