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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-23-2004, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hi

I was wondering what the proper torque is for tightening the lug nuts. I got a metric torque wrench and since the Owners Guide doesn't tell, I would like to know what the proper setting would be.

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It's normally about 100 ft/lbs. What's the metric unit for torque?


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95 ft.-lbs. = 128.78 n-m = 13.14 kg-m
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One foot-pound equals 1.35 Newtonmeter. That means it would be 135 Newtonmeter. That seems pretty high...
I had a VW Jetta before I came to the States and the proper torque was 110 Newtonmeter. That would equal about 81 foot-pound. And that with the same size bolts and nuts.
It seems odd that Manufacturers are so much different about lug nut torque.
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Haynes 96-2001 says 85 to 105 lbs

I routinely torque to maximum allowable torqages.

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I always over torque mine. I use to use a torque wrench and do the 100 lbs thing but I would have to do it two or three times after putting the tires back on. I now have gone back to my 1/2" breaker bar and edjumacated right arm. No problems with that in the last 30 years......

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