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Torque on the wheel nuts?

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Old 02-25-2010, 07:53 AM
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i have never tightened my lugs by the torque, i just tighten the SOBs, never had any trouble on any of my vehicles that way....
Done mine like this also unless they were aluminum rims and then I torque them. But I also never had an issue locking them down by hand until they are tight.
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I have replace 3 sets of warped rotors because of over tightening. Since I have been **** about only torquing to 100 ft. lbs, I have been on the same set now for over 20,000 miles. Maybe I got lucky and finally bought a good set or maybe the torquing was the problem. Maybe, maybe, maybe but the problem stopped when I started to torque at 100 ft. lbs. If you are having rotor warping issues, check your torque.
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You might just wanna check your rotors (and a few threads here) because Ram rotors are notoriously know for being cheap and thin to begin with. Thats why most guys dont have then trued up but rather replace with heavier or drilled/slotted rotors. 70k on mine and have been turned only once when I did my brakes. Never really been warped. Maybe I dont tighten as much as other people though. IDK
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Good thread I always wondered about this as well.

And to throw this in when I was taking my automotive tech class after high school we were taking tires off to balance them and I looked on a chart they had with most makes and models of vehicles and it also said 95 for the lug torque
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Good thread I always wondered about this as well.

And to throw this in when I was taking my automotive tech class after high school we were taking tires off to balance them and I looked on a chart they had with most makes and models of vehicles and it also said 95 for the lug torque
Im going to bump up the torque to 100 FT LBS from 95. I checked this morning if any of the nuts were loose at 95 and all seems fine. I even towed a 6 x 14 cargo trailer from Tenn to PA at the 95 FT LBS torque not realizing until i read about the 135FT LBS from the Dodge manual. So after all that stress if they were going to come off or loose at 95 then something should have happened to me, knock on wood.
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Done mine like this also unless they were aluminum rims and then I torque them. But I also never had an issue locking them down by hand until they are tight.
I have always done mine the same way, I have never had a warped rotor and never had a wheel come off or get loose over time. Then again 108lbs of fury can only torque a lug nut so much.
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06 Ram owners manual

6. Using the wheel wrench, finish tightening the nuts
using a crisscross pattern. Correct nut tightness is 135 ft.
lbs. (183 Nm) torque for 1500/2500/3500 single rear
wheel (SRW) models and 145 ft. lbs. (197 Nm) for 3500
dual rear wheel models. If in doubt about the correct
tightness, have them checked with a torque wrench by
your dealer or at a service station.


dodge service manual
SPECIFICATIONS
TORQUE
DESCRIPTION Nm Ft. Lbs. In. Lbs.
1500 Series Lug Nut 9/16 X 18 with 60 Cone LD 130 ftlb
2500 Series Lug Nut 9/16 X 18 with 60 Cone HD SRW 140 ftlb
3500 Series Lug Nut 9/16 X 18 with Flat Washer HD DRW 145 ftlb
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