How tight is too tight?

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How tight is too tight?

Postby australi » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:58 pm

The wheelnuts on my C3 mags seemed LOOSE when I took them off!

I know 'the book' says 100Lb/ft for my C4 alloys, but aside from IT, I have never used a torque wrench to tighten up wheels.

SHOULD I for mags?

I know alloys only need to be tightened up so far, so as not to damage them.
How tight should my Torq Thrust 2's be done up?

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Postby Trudgeo » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:02 pm

As tight as you can do them by hand wrench without breaking the studs or using a tension wrench! :o :)

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Postby bfit » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:04 pm

Sound like the wheels are not a good fit on the hub make sure the inside diameter of the wheel is a snug fit on the hubs
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Postby YLLA 88 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:31 pm

Trudgeo wrote:As tight as you can do them by hand wrench without breaking the studs or using a tension wrench! :o :)


Or two clicks of the elbow :-x

on the serious side sounds like Bfit is on the money Austy that is if those wheels are the correct fit on your spigots and the holes are concentric / correct PCD then once tight they should stay tight :o

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Postby DOC » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:53 pm

Never once heard about damaging wheels by over tightening them.
As tight as you can crank them by hand! And I put a fair bit into it on mine!

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Postby shipy59 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:25 pm

:-o take them down until they start to strip then back them off a quarter of a turn fw) :: Yes spigot fit is very important ask me how i know. someone ground out the center of 2 of the mags i bought off ebay and good thing i had them on the rear as after a couple of years one came loose big time. crank them down tight you wont hurt mag unless you have wrong nuts/washers. 100 flb is not hard to get , its a one hand pull with a average breaker bar, very easy to go over. keep checking after a few drives(if you drive them) :-o :-o :-o :C

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Postby australi » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:07 am

Thanks guys - I THINK! :twisted: ::

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Postby Bazzas77 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:45 am

with steel wheels - 65 ft/lb

thats from the 69 chassis manual .

I do same with my alloys and never had a problem .

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Postby australi » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:27 am

Is that all? :shock:

My crappy Repco rattle gun does 60. :D

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Postby Bazzas77 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:00 pm

Yeah thats what the good book says .

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Postby bfit » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:09 pm

Impact wrenches and WHELL nuts are not a good combination
You can never rely on a impact wrench to be consistent in the torque they apply 
Do it the hard safe way by hand 
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Postby australi » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:21 pm

Then, by HAND, I always do them up REALLY tight...
I'm just worried my alloys wouldn't like that.

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Postby TroppoVette » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:10 pm

Hehehe I asked my mate, who always done nuts up super tight, how he knows when its tight enough? He said " I pass out!".....love it!
If ya want more inches, ya gotta stroke it!

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Postby CraigH » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:27 pm

I used to always do them by hand, but recently have been using a tension wrench on most of my cars as well as anti seize on the threads.

90 or 100 lbs is more than enough and in fact not as tight as you would probably do them by hand with a bit of force.

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Postby 68ragtop » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:10 am

TroppoVette wrote:Hehehe I asked my mate, who always done nuts up super tight, how he knows when its tight enough? He said " I pass out!".....love it!


Given when I first looked at this thread title all sorts of sexual innuendo passed my mind, that comment made me laugh out loud!

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Postby australi » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:11 am

:-o ::


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