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hungt1999 12-01-2009 03:10 PM

What is the torque on lug nut ?
 
I can't find my owner's manual. Can someone check what is the lug nut torque for our car please

thanks

clintj 12-01-2009 03:32 PM

Torque: 103 Nm (1050 kgfcm, 76 ftlbf)

According to the TRD Spring Installation: http://www.trdsparks.com/install/PTR40-02080inst.pdf

trucknut1 12-01-2009 04:37 PM

i have always just gone by what feels right... haven't lost a wheel in years :thumbsup::lol:

...oh and i'm not joking either:D

flamedrgn 12-01-2009 04:43 PM

i usually do 100ft.lbs as told by my mechanic.

Jeff Lange 12-01-2009 04:54 PM

Almost all Toyotas with a 12x1.5 nut are 76 ft-lbs. Only the 14x1.5 really use a different spec (Tundra, Sequoia, Land Cruiser).

Jeff

w11zz3 04-06-2011 10:42 AM

TRD 18" wheels lug nuts torque
 
I am not sure if the information I received from dealer is correct, but for 18" TRD 10 spoke wheels for Camry, the required torque should be 118 ft-lbs.
The TRD cast alloy wheels part number is:PT758-03078

I called different dealers, and I received different information: 76 ft-lbs of torque as stated in the manual.

The tires shop recommend 80 ft-lbs.

Now, what can go wrong if I torque the lug nuts to a higher value?

ChancreScolex 04-06-2011 12:04 PM

The owners manual says 70-80. It has to do with the stud size, nothing to do with the wheel (stock or aftermarket).

joeylgarcia 04-06-2011 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by w11zz3 (Post 3529027)
I am not sure if the information I received from dealer is correct, but for 18" TRD 10 spoke wheels for Camry, the required torque should be 118 ft-lbs.
The TRD cast alloy wheels part number is:PT758-03078

I called different dealers, and I received different information: 76 ft-lbs of torque as stated in the manual.

The tires shop recommend 80 ft-lbs.

Now, what can go wrong if I torque the lug nuts to a higher value?

anything in excess is bad. eventually the lug will break during torquing. worst is if it breaks while you are on the road. that could be fatal.

go with 76 just to be on the safe side.

flamedrgn 04-06-2011 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by w11zz3 (Post 3529027)
I am not sure if the information I received from dealer is correct, but for 18" TRD 10 spoke wheels for Camry, the required torque should be 118 ft-lbs.
The TRD cast alloy wheels part number is:PT758-03078

I called different dealers, and I received different information: 76 ft-lbs of torque as stated in the manual.

The tires shop recommend 80 ft-lbs.

Now, what can go wrong if I torque the lug nuts to a higher value?

you could be stretching the threads on the lug nuts also.

SuperchargedMR2 04-06-2011 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trucknut1 (Post 2998820)
i have always just gone by what feels right... haven't lost a wheel in years :thumbsup::lol:

...oh and i'm not joking either:D

Quote:

Originally Posted by flamedrgn (Post 2998823)
i usually do 100ft.lbs as told by my mechanic.

Quote:

Originally Posted by w11zz3 (Post 3529027)
I am not sure if the information I received from dealer is correct, but for 18" TRD 10 spoke wheels for Camry, the required torque should be 118 ft-lbs.
The TRD cast alloy wheels part number is:PT758-03078

I called different dealers, and I received different information: 76 ft-lbs of torque as stated in the manual.

The tires shop recommend 80 ft-lbs.

Now, what can go wrong if I torque the lug nuts to a higher value?

Be very careful because going above 76 ft-lbs is asking for trouble. :facepalm: It's cheaper & easier to invest in a torque wrench that you you use forever compared to breaking a lug bolt. :ugh3:

Jeff Lange 04-06-2011 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by w11zz3 (Post 3529027)
I am not sure if the information I received from dealer is correct, but for 18" TRD 10 spoke wheels for Camry, the required torque should be 118 ft-lbs.
The TRD cast alloy wheels part number is:PT758-03078

I called different dealers, and I received different information: 76 ft-lbs of torque as stated in the manual.

The tires shop recommend 80 ft-lbs.

Now, what can go wrong if I torque the lug nuts to a higher value?

I just checked all of the TRD and accessory wheel instructions I have for the Corolla and Camry (including PT758-03078), and they all list 76ft-lbs.

There's no need to go above that, nor does Toyota recommend going above that. 80ft-lbs is close enough, but there's no reason to go any higher. I would have a few questions for any 'mechanics' suggesting you do more.

If you go higher, it will usually damage the wheel or the stud. Often the stud. Even if it doesn't break this time, next time you go to tighten it, it can just snap off. Stretching the stud is bad news. Overorquing is rarely advisable.

Jeff

CorollaS2011 04-06-2011 08:37 PM

I asked my dealer service department this same question a few days ago as my new owner's manual didn't seem very clear.
The answer? Just what you've been told above 76-80 with 80 as a MAX.
Glad I didn't treat my new ride like my old one that specified 100 ft./lbs!
Better to ask than be sorry later. Good luck!

ChancreScolex 04-06-2011 08:46 PM

What happens if you take your car somewhere other than a dealership and they blast the lug nuts on with an impact gun? Can't those be upwards of 300 ft/lbs?

Jeff Lange 04-07-2011 01:32 AM

I would hope they are using a torque stick to limit the torque to the correct specification:

http://www.tiretoolsonline.com/thumb...axx=300&maxy=0

Jeff

TunerRolla 04-07-2011 09:43 AM

Buy a torque wrench
 
Yeah, only do 76 ft/lb. I snapped a stud off once doing it by hand. I'm an average sized guy that nevers goes to the gym and I still broke it :disappoin so I bought a torque wrench and everything feels right again. Plus, it makes getting the lugs off a lot easier.


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