<VV> Torque Spec for Camaro lug nuts

Bruce Schug bwschug at charter.net
Fri Oct 9 16:46:08 EDT 2009

On Oct 9, 2009, at 4:19 PM, FrankCB wrote:

> Bob, I do NOT use a torque wrench to tighten the cap on my  
> toothpaste!!  However, if I could find a socket that would fit the  
> toothpaste cap, I might just do that.<GGGGG>
>     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.
> The second reason is to insure that the nuts have been tightened  
> gradually in prope


I never take my car to anyplace that will do that, unless it's an  
emergency. The place I use actually does torque them. They don't use a  
wrench, but those torque sticks or whatever they're called. I took my  
torque wrench for them to use and they explained to me exactly how  
they torque them.

Bruce W. Schug
Treasurer, Membership Chairman
CORSA South Carolina
Stock Corvair Group
Performance Corvair Group
CORSA member since 1982
bwschug at charter.net

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