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      11-06-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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Proper torque lbs for wheels

I just got a winter wheel set from tirerack and I was wondering what's the recommended lbs of torque needed to secure the wheels?
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      11-06-2013, 02:26 AM   #2
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~90 ft-lbs
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I torque to ~80-85 ft-lbs
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Every BMW after 2005 (I think) is 88ft-lbs +/-7...
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If you have BMW's jack kit, it comes with a pre-set torque wrench. Handy.
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Every BMW after 2005 (I think) is 88ft-lbs +/-7...
This.
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      11-06-2013, 02:12 PM   #7
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88ft./lbs.
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Every BMW after 2005 (I think) is 88ft-lbs +/-7...
Not the X5, its 103ft/lbs.
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wish every tire shop I've been to knew this, they always over torque the lug nuts. After my last visit I struggled with a breaker just to get them off.
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Not the X5, its 103ft/lbs.
True. Forgot about the X5... Sorry...
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wish every tire shop I've been to knew this, they always over torque the lug nuts. After my last visit I struggled with a breaker just to get them off.
Throw wheel studs on your car, and when you take it to a shop let them know if they torque over 90 ft-lbs they will snap the studs.

Have worked for me so far.
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      11-07-2013, 06:48 PM   #12
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For me maximum torque is 100-110 Nm (74 to 81 ft.lb) for Alloy wheels.
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