How do I find the torque specs for my car?

Any repair manual specific to your vehicle (Chilton’s, Haynes, Motor, Factory manual, etc.) You can find them at most parts stores, you can check them out at your public library, you can find them on eBay and sometimes on craigslist, and you can download a pdf file from the internet, often free!

How much torque does it take to loosen lug nuts?

A quick glance at a lug nut torque chart shows that most lug nuts should be torqued between 80 and 100 ft-lbs. Some require less torque, others more.

Do you need to torque wheel nuts?

You don’t need a great torque wrench for lug nuts. The precise torque isn’t as important as making sure that all the nuts for a wheel are tightened to the same degree so the load is evenly applied.

How do you torque a wheel without a torque wrench?

Assuming you can remember this formula, you can use a straight breaker bar to tighten the lug nuts. You can stand on the breaker bar using the correct distance from the lug nut so your weight times the distance will equal the correct torque.

How much should I torque my wheels?

New wheels should be re-torqued after the first 50 to 100 driving miles.Hardware Bolt or Stud SizeTypical Torque Range in Ft/LbsMinimum Number of Turns of Hardware Engagement12 x 1.5 mm70 – 806.512 x 1.25 mm70 – 80814 x 1.5 mm85 – 907.514 x 1.25 mm85 – 9093