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Old 03-01-2012, 04:02 AM
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What is the torque recomended for AM wheels/lugs? Couldnt find an exact answer.

Got the Black GT500 18x9/10 rims
and the 6 spline black locking lugs
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:01 AM
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Reach out to Chris Rose at AM on the forum and he will answer any questions you may have. He's a great guy to work with!
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:37 AM
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Specs I could find were 85-105ft/lbs. 2010 Shelby GT500 manual was 100 ft/lbs. I would not use an impact gun either as I saw someone who twisted/damaged the top half of the 6-spline lugs and the top half broke off when he went to remove them. Don't remember what forum I saw this on and it sounds like he must have really cranked on them.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:51 AM
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I have always had a very good mechanic friend of mine say torque any lug to 90 pounds.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:00 AM
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95 - 100 ft/lbs for me...!!
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I torque mine to 100 ft/lbs.
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I put mine between 95 and 100, just called AM since when I posted this up it was 4 am over there :P
He told me they should just stick to factory specs but gave me number of manufacturer incase I wanted to contact them.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:32 PM
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I torque them until I can't anymore without using real force...
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by 2005Redfire6 View Post
I torque them until I can't anymore without using real force...
That's what I did for years. Then I bought a torque wrench. I think I was pretty darn close when I used a regular wrench.

Don't think that a torque wrench is necessarily the holy grail. It can lose its accuracy over time. I doubt that very many people send their torque wrenches to a lab periodically to have the calibration checked. A good sense of feel is better than an inaccurate torque wrench.

Remember to check the lug nuts after you have driven about 500 miles to make sure they are still tight.
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All the comments above are about right

The torque spec is 97 ft/lbs
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