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#1 Mini Mad Rich

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 10:29 PM

If I'm gona take the wheels off my Mini I need to know the correct torque for when I put them back on.
Sorry if it sound rude saying correct it's just that I dont want to be going down a fast road and find my own wheels over take me! :saywhat:

The details of my car are in my sig and the wheels are 7x13" superlights. (at least I think there 7 inch as the tyre width is 175mm.)

Cheers if you reply

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 10:33 PM

**************HBOL*******.

Tada....... 60Nm or 44 lbf ft

but dunno if it will be different for yours but i dont see why it should be.

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 10:37 PM

Cheers what wheels do you have?

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 10:39 PM

Round ones?!!

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 10:40 PM

No seriously, i have 5x12 alloys. i just do mine up tight with the wheel bar but i would recommend using a torque wrench

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 10:45 PM

Round ones?!!

Really! you surprise me lol:P
I fort about puting triangle ones on as they would probs cope with are roads better since there full of ****ing pot holes!! :thumbsup: :w00t:

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 10:50 PM

over torque'ing ( is that a word ? ) will damage both your wheels and your studs..

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 10:56 PM

yeah that is ture, was told that last year at college after I tightend up some wheel nuts to around 100Nm when they were spose to be only 75 lol. But we all make mistakes.

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 11:12 PM

seen wheel studs sheer off from over torquing

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 11:16 PM

I just tighten mine up till they get tight then give em one last tweek once all nuts have been tightened



unfortunately dont have a a working torque wrench :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 11:31 PM

And your happy using that technique on the only thing that connects your car to the road?? :erm: :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:35 AM

After several broken studs (which is especially annoying with Revolution sleeved nuts) I decided to check out the specified torque. It is suprisingly much lower than you would think at 60Nm.

I always torque my wheels up now, never broben another stud, and never had a wheel fall off.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:48 AM

Yup Jammy have been happy doing that for the last 15 years or so :thumbsup: you get to know what torque the wheel nuts are by feel, never had a wheel nut come loose let alone fall off, and have always been able to undo the nuts when needed. :w00t:

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 11:41 AM

I do em all up fingertight first to make sure i havent crossthreaded them then bung the airgun on them

Job done

never stripped a thread, busted a stud or lost a wheelnut yet, though i admit I havent been doing this for that long

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 11:46 AM

on other cars i have owned i used to tighten it up until it made like a loud squeel type noise. this is with steel wheels though. but with alloy wheels i do it finger tight then get my small-medium sized rachet and tighten it with that never had a problem, if i dont have that then i use a wheel brace/ torque wrench.




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