Torque setting for minilights

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Torque setting for minilights

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What should minilight alloys be torqued up to ?

I know standard steel wheels should be 37 - 39 lb/ft but the fitter who fitted the alloys on the van said he'd torqued them too 110 nm, this seemed excessive to me on the shinny minor wheel studs.

Any advice appreciated.


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I do mine to 50lb ft but regularly check with a torque wrench.

110nm or approximately 80lb ft does sound a lot.

I think you may well tighten them up to that on a Ford, because within reason the stud matters and the Minor stud is much thinner.

(That's one good reason for using a Ford back axle and matching front hubs)

However I think the alloy wheels don't have the same spring in them that a steel one does so I tightened them up a little more.

But I definitely check them more often.

This isn't a definitive answer based on concrete engineering knowledge though, its just what I do and am happy with.

Mine cant be classed as a daily driver and also due to the low gearing mine never sees more than 45mph.

Question like this we miss BMCECOSEE.

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Thanks Sean
50lb ft does sound better to me, I'll nip out and re-torque them i think for peace of mind.


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