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Old 03-08-2004, 08:25 AM
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Anybody have wheel torque specs?

Hello all,

I was just wondering if any of you know of a good source to get torque specs on crager draglite wheels. They use the through type nuts with washers for mounting. I have not been able to come up with a site for torque specs and I would rather not have to sit on a line waiting on someone on my dime. Any info is appreciated.

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Old 03-08-2004, 08:33 AM
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Wheel torque specs are related to the threaded fastener used, I would just use your factory wheel torque specs since that torque would take into account any possibility of distortion of the braking components from tightening the wheel on the hub.

Remember clean and dry is the standard for wheel bolts, lubricants can allow the bolts to loosen over time. Aluminum rims need to retorqued after a few heat cycles so keep the torque wrench handy for the first week.
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Makes sense I suppose. I have heard that there are limiting specs on the wheels for torque do to possible distortion as well. These are two piece wheels with the aluminum spacer in the center so when the wheels go on you are effectively torqueing three pieces of aluminum together.

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I use 80 pounds. Most other racers at the track use the same.

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i got the same style with the though style lug nuts i just put them at aroun 70-75
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tighten them lug-nuts!!

I use a 4-way lug wrench, nothing fancy so I just tighten them till they feel tight and give it a little more?? I haven't stripped any studs or lug-nuts so far. Did have aluminum wheels loose lug-nuts because I didn't go back and re-tighten them after they got hot. I always use never-seize on the studs, didn't know it was supposed to be a problem.


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