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Aluminum wheel lugnut torque

The manual for my 2007 HHR shows 100ft/lbs. There isn't anything different for aluminum wheels. That seems kinda high for aluminum wheels to me. Does anyone know the correct torque?

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100 is in the range. Most factory specs are between 90 and 120
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Torque lug nuts to 100 on anything bigger than a Metro and smaller than a full-size pickup and you'll be fine. Like above, the range is 80 to 120 generally speaking.
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100 is in the range. Most factory specs are between 90 and 120
I always torque mine at 85, And have always known it being in the range of 80 to 120 depending on the stud size.JMO


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Maybe HHR's only come with alloy's. I was told that whatever you torque the wheels too, That the torque was just as much about having uniformity on all nut's to prevent warpage of the rotors as it is about keeping the wheels on not to mention preventing over torque on the lugs and nut's.
We all know what happens when you do that! They break!

Good read on this is in the hotrodding basics forum titled "how do you install wheel studs"

If you have ever replaced a wheel stud, you might be a "butcher"

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Thanks for the response. I changed out my rotors and torqued the wheels to 100ft/lbs.
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