How heavy is the car? It could be just side loads on the lug nut seats
throwing off your initial torque. Try this trick:
1. fit wheel and hand tighten lug nuts
2. lower jack until wheel just touches the ground (idea is to support
only the wheel's weight)
3. torque to spec
4. lower the car the rest of the way
That seems to give me the most consistent torque settings.
> Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 17:09:11 -0500
> From: "Tharpe, Joe (RyTull Coil)" <JoeT@ryersoncoil.com>
> Subject: RE: Antiseize on wheel studs causes binding?
> On a related subject,
> I am using the stock aluminum wheels, I have noticed that in between
> the torque on the lug nuts will loosen by about 5-7 pounds during the
> run of the day. After the first run they usually loosen by about ½
> each run up to the 4th run they don't loosen any more. Any thing I
> be concerned about?
> I check/torque the lug nuts to 95 ft lbs before each run.
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