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Posted: 10/11/10 05:41am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The date plate on our fifth indicates 110- 120 on alumiunum 6 hole wheels.


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downtheroad wrote:

If I remember...my aluminum wheels get 90-110 ft. lbs.
Might be different for yours. My wheels are probably smaller.

whats your lug nit stid size
1/2 Inch torque to 110
9/16 inch torque to 150
check at 25 miles then at 100 miles

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Posted: 10/10/10 08:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The owners manual that came with my TT equiped with 15" aluminum wheels calls for the lug nuts to be torged to 120 ft lbs.

From what I gather from all the different replys, each specific wheel size/manufacturing process (spun or forged aluminum wheels) may requirer different lug nut torque values.


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Posted: 10/10/10 07:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's not the rims that determine the torque it is the lug bolts.

If the tires are on your RV with eight bolts mine are supposed to torque 90-125.

If it is on your truck it may be 150. Your owners manual should tell you for sure but in my experience Discount will be right on but it never hurts to be sure.


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Posted: 10/10/10 07:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I neglected to note that the tires and the 150 pound torquing was done on my fiver, not the truck. I should have been more specific.

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Posted: 10/10/10 03:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It can also be stamped on the lug nuts.

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Posted: 10/10/10 11:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

over-torque bad.

I don't want to sound like the sky is falling, but we lost a wheel right out of the Dealer after wheel service - and it was determined by the repair shop to be over-torque. Studs sheared, and wheels mushroomed from the nuts. Everything was replaced except the tires at the dealer expense.

Keystone has a torgue schedule for keystone models. You should follow those of your manufacturer.


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I torque mine at 110 ft. lbs.


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My steel rims are torqued to 115 lbs. My buddy has 8 stud aluminum with "H" rated tires and they are torgued to 250 or 300lbs in stages. It should be marked on the rim or studs.

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If they are standard 1/2" studs with acorn lugnuts, I use between 90-110 pounds.
Anything more than that and you run the risk of damage.

Also, if they truly are overtorqued by 50ft lbs, loosening them will not undo any damage that may have occured.


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