any one checked there wheel nuts

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  1. cruizinrc

    cruizinrc HCC New Jersey State President Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    i went to change out my lug nuts from chrome to black and want everyone to check there's as I thought mine were kinda loose for how much power this car is they would or should be tighter
     
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    Wouldn't hurt 114 ft/lbs
     
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    cruizinrc HCC New Jersey State President Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    One handed to loosen them on my car and only thing I lift are toy cars
     
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    did you torque the new ones? if so, why not use the torque wrench to check the old ones?
     
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    My sons were loose to maybe 80lbs I set them at 135 lbs
     
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    Mine were not very tight, just a little tug and they came off , when the new wheels were put on I made sure they were tight........ Two times.
     
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    Just don't want any of my new hellcat family hurt
     
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    I would check them after 25 miles..then again around 50 just to be safe...after all,, is family your keeping safe
     
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    Owner's manual says 111 ft/lb. Yes, I torqued mine but they were all pretty close. A good torque wrench is far more accurate than that 5-at-a-time machine they use at the factory.
     
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    That 5 at a time machine looks like it should be milking cows
     
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    I've never seen a cow with 5 teats, only 4. What would you do with the extra one? You must be hanging out with some pretty freaky cows!
     
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    After reading this I checked mine today. They were all good apart from two that moved a fraction.
     
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    Mine were all at about 100 ft/lb. I torqued them up to the 111 it calls for in the owner's manual. Also, all 4 tires were about 5 lb. over inflated.
     
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    If you over torque the lug nuts you can stretch and damage the bolts. Over time they could fatigue and when you go to over torque them one last time they'll twist off in your hand. Follow the manual's guidelines and you won't go wrong.
     
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    Over torquing can also damage the rim. These aluminum rims can't take the same torque steel rims can so remember to follow the recommended torque values.
     
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