<VV> Torque Spec for Camaro lug nuts

Robert Marlow Vairtec at optonline.net
Fri Oct 9 16:41:00 EDT 2009

FrankCB wrote:
> There are TWO reasons to tighten the lug nuts with a torque wrench.  
> One is to make certain that they are not so tight that you can't take 
> them off when you have to change a tire by the side of the road in the 
> rain late at night.  When I get tires changed and wheels reinstalled 
> at the tire shop I drive the car home, jack up that wheel,  loosen the 
> lug nuts and RETORQUE them all in the recommended sequence.  Some 
> times I actually have to use a breaker bar since the lug nuts have 
> been installed with an air wrench set to a level probably way above 
> recommended value.
And when I put them on myself, without a torque wrench, they are not too 
tight to remove at roadside.

> The second reason is to insure that the nuts have been tightened 
> gradually in proper sequence (skipping one nut to go on to the next).  
> I count as I so it so it sounds like "41, 43, 45, 42, 44" then "61, 
> 63, 65, 62, 64" and so on.  If you DON'T tighten this way, it's 
> possible that the position of the wheel is distorted and the braking 
> will suffer and wear unevenly.
Like I said, engineers!  I tighten them gradually (once snug, the second 
time tight), in crossover sequence, with whatever wrench is handy.


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