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2003 Tacoma Lug Nut Torque

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JT1521, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Oct 13, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    JT1521

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    Yeah today I went and got my free tire rotation from Tire Warehouse and I asked them what size socket they used with their torque wrench on my lug nuts. They told me 21mm. I asked because they have something in fine print saying to make sure you have your lug nuts retorqued after driving 25 miles or so. I didn't wanna go back so I will retorque them myself with a 1/2" torque wrench I have at home. They told me to torque them at 110 lbs. For the heck of it when I got home I looked it up in the manual and it says 83 ft.lbf. However it does say 110 N.m I am a little confused. Are they over torquing my lug nuts or is this nothing really to worry about? Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 13, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    80-85 ftlbs is perfect.
     
  3. Oct 13, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    Yeah well if they torqued them to 110 ftlbs am I gonna have to untighten them all and retorque them to 80-85 ftlbs? lol
     
  4. Oct 13, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    yeah, that would be wise.

    Dumbasses at firestone torqued mine to 140ft/lbs

    Good thing i'm obsessive, and checked before i left.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    84 ft/lbs
     
  6. Oct 14, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    +1. one of the main reasons why people get broken studs is from shops over torquing the lugs. the stress weakens the stud which can lead to broken studs.
     
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