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Torquing wheels nuts

I just changed out my winter tires myself and I am wondering if it is absolutely necessary to torque the wheel nuts as it says in the nissan manual. I usually get this done with my oil change at the dealership but I decided to do that myself as well and have no idea if the dealership would do this.
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i don't use a torque wrench for my lugs. i just make them nice and tight.

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Torqueing the wheels would be a very good idea. You can do it by hand but, you dont know if they'r tight enough, or too tight. Also, it keeps the wheels pressure on the hub equal, helping to prevent the wheel from wobbling (wont feel it) and also keeps the rotor perfectly flat, preventing the rotor from warping. I always torque my wheels, I'd never use an air-impact gun or anything like that to put them back on, but to take them off it's fine.


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Torqueing the wheels would be a very good idea. You can do it by hand but, you dont know if they'r tight enough, or too tight. Also, it keeps the wheels pressure on the hub equal, helping to prevent the wheel from wobbling (wont feel it) and also keeps the rotor perfectly flat, preventing the rotor from warping. I always torque my wheels, I'd never use an air-impact gun or anything like that to put them back on, but to take them off it's fine.
Why would you not ever use an impact gun? I use mine and set the compressor at the pressure that I want to torque my lugs and go to town.... But I deff. use it to take the rims off in winter...


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Why would you not ever use an impact gun? I use mine and set the compressor at the pressure that I want to torque my lugs and go to town.... But I deff. use it to take the rims off in winter...
impact guns are not accurate on how tight they make the lugnuts, even with adjusting the air pressure. The only way to properly/accurately tighten the wheels or anything that should be torqued is with a torque wrench. I have like 4 of them lol. but 2 are specialized. Torquing is really for longevity, things/parts will last longer when done right imo


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well since you have 4 torque wrenches... you wanna give me one for free? lol
mine is very old

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well since you have 4 torque wrenches... you wanna give me one for free? lol
mine is very old
LMAO!! Might have one to spare in my garage! But your not getting my Snap-on one lol. But idk about free lol, cheap though


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what kind do you have in your garage? i was looking at one of those brand new digital craftsman torque wrenches. i wonder how reliable they are though

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what kind do you have in your garage? i was looking at one of those brand new digital craftsman torque wrenches. i wonder how reliable they are though
Took a quick look, I got a goodie ! Not the digital one but...




It's a little old, but I dont think it was ever used lol. lmk, we can work something out unless someone else sees this n beats u to it . Open to trades or a lil cash plus shipping, it's just collecting dust , I'm sure someone could use it! The important thing with torque wrenches is "their" accuracy (believe it or not they are not 100% accurate). My click Snap-on is +- 2% I think, My good ones are 1% I believe. I dont think craftsman is as accurate, but they'r not bad.


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-Plans for now/future:restored old school wheels in progress/ quad projector retrofit in progress.

Best 1/4 mile; 15.598@88.3MPH factory stock to the tires.

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alright i'll get back to you on it tomorrow. i'll pm you if i want it (which i most likely will). pm me your zip code, so i can see what the estimated shipping would be

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I torque the lugs on my 03 to 90ftlbs

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torqueing the wheels would be a very good idea. You can do it by hand but, you dont know if they'r tight enough, or too tight. Also, it keeps the wheels pressure on the hub equal, helping to prevent the wheel from wobbling (wont feel it) and also keeps the rotor perfectly flat, preventing the rotor from warping. I always torque my wheels, i'd never use an air-impact gun or anything like that to put them back on, but to take them off it's fine.
exactly
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I just changed out my winter tires myself and I am wondering if it is absolutely necessary to torque the wheel nuts as it says in the nissan manual. I usually get this done with my oil change at the dealership but I decided to do that myself as well and have no idea if the dealership would do this.
it is absolutely necessary to torque wheels. over tightening isnt the way to go, just make sure they are at atleast 80 ft/lbs. any less and they could loosen up and cause an accident, any more (like alot more) than u risk stretching the studs.

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do mine 90lbs as well.....torque wrench is a very handy tool!! and don't forget to retorque between 100-150kms after as well...
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if you do seasonal changes you may want to look into a torque stick. its engineered to flex a predetermined amount to cause your impact to slip at the designed torque. I use a 80 ft/lb on my old civic and it always reads 79 ft/lbs on my torque wrench as i always double check it. It works really well, just don't forget to thread the lug nuts on by hand the first couple threads to avoid cross threading, then go to town like a nascar pit crew lol. This is what they look like, can be bought for about $10 each, and come in most common torque ratings.

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