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Lug Nut torque!! 450 FT/LBS?!?!
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Author:  Hannibal [ Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Lug Nut torque!! 450 FT/LBS?!?!

Okay... So the service manual states 450 foot pounds for the front wheel lug nuts. Come on! I am not going to torque the nuts to this torque. The bolts would break off going down the road. Does anybody have better tech info than this?


Author:  Daveinet [ Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lug Nut torque!! 450 FT/LBS?!?!

I believe that is known to be accurate. It is an odd size bolt pattern with a very high load rating. Basically the load rating is approaching Semi-truck tires, except that it only uses 5 lugs instead of 10 like a normal semi-truck tire.

Author:  Hannibal [ Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lug Nut torque!! 450 FT/LBS?!?!


Thank you for responding. I trust your response and I believe the reason for such high torque, but it just seems like things will break off when that much torque is applied. I think our '73 revy requires an alignment. In a nut shell, my wife and I purchased this recon from the previous owner in central California and we trailered it all the way back to the Portland, Oregon 48 mph the whole way back. It was a 25 foot 250 on a 22 foot flat bed trailer.

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