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Old 04-04-2012, 02:56 AM   #1
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Hi there all guys!
I'm new in this Forum and on Mustangs too.
I'm from Switzerland, and my stang I did import through a company that does the things.
It's a 12 V6 MCA black with sterling grey 18".
I wonder if you guys could tell me at which torque do you tighten the screws of the wheels?!
I once read that too tight or too loose screws can be extremely dangerous.
Any comments?
And sorry about my writing
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Welcome and no worries. Your English is better than my German! Tighten your lug nuts until you cant tighten them anymore, in a cross star pattern so that youre not pinching one side. And then tighten them again to be sure. Never checked a torque spec for lug nuts in my life so I wouldnt worry about it.
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Welcome and no worries. Your English is better than my German! Tighten your lug nuts until you cant tighten them anymore, in a cross star pattern so that youre not pinching one side. And then tighten them again to be sure. Never checked a torque spec for lug nuts in my life so I wouldnt worry about it.
If you have custom wheels it's a must. Sticking a 4way in there can damage them and it's not the proper way to put on a wheel.....it's actually pretty ghetto. I'm speaking from experience so I'm not trying to slap anyone in the face about using a 4way. The torque wrench will tighten the wheels properly and reduce damage. Torque them down anywhere from 100-105 foot pounds you can check the owners manual also.

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Thank you for your answers.
I will have a better look on the manual and try out.
Have a nice one!
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for lug nuts (what holds the wheels on the car) I recommend 95-100 ftlbs (convert to your given system be in newton meters or what ever).

For a locking lug nut (ones that require a key to remove) I recommend 85~ as those can be tricky and you do not want to over tighten them.

I would purchase a torque wrench so you can obtain the proper tightness on them. I always wrap some painters tape around the socket that I use to protect the rim as well.

You want to loosen them just a bit then jack the car up and remove them the rest of the way.

When you put them back on you want to snug them down in a pattern. You want to tighten the first then skip the next one and tighten the next and continue until all have been tightened. You do not want to tighten all of the lug nuts in a row.

Once all are tight (as tight as you can get by hand needs to be good and tight) then lower the car to the ground then you can proceed with using a torque wrench to obtain the property level of tightness.
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