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    Lug Nut Torque

    Well, this isn't how I wanted my first post to go, but I recently moved and my car manual hasn't turned up just yet. Maybe it's a good thing cause it's the extra push got me to join the forum.

    Anyone have a digital copy or can at least tell me how many lbs of torque to put on the lug nuts? My car's a 1977 Volaré. Thanks.

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    I have a 77 service manual set for sale in the parts section. If you plan on doing a lot of work they are good to have. I can check tomorrow on the specs. For some reason I think it was 85 ft lbs but don`t hold me to it until I can check for sure.
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    85ft/lbs is correct for steel wheels. Not sure if its the same for aluminum wheels.
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    Thanks Jim; that's just what I was looking for. And 77rr2x4s, nice guess.

    I do have aluminum wheels. I did some research. I think my best move is to go with that torque even thought they're aluminum. The conclusion that seems most promising to me is that the torque is more about the pressure the fastener should have. So it's tight without stripping it. I think the aluminum wheel can take the pressure. Thanks, again.

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    I have Torque Thrust wheels on my car and I have them at the manufacturer torque spec.

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    If you have taper seat lug nuts, 85 is for steel or aluminum. If you've got shouldered with washers usually best to go with the manufactures recommendation as 77 said but 85 should be fine either way.

    You're right that it has more to do with the studs than the type of wheel, similar to any other bolt or fastener. In any case having them torqued evenly is almost more important than the actual torque value. Ever get "warped" rotors? Majority of the time the root cause is uneven torque in the wrong pattern, even though it won't show up for a few thousand miles. OK, class dismissed
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