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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 04:35 PM
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99. You need 90 lb-ft torque for most lug nuts
If you have a 3/4-ton or 1-ton pickup, you need 150 lb-ft because the bolt is larger.

Either way, you can easily do that with a 1/2-inch click-type torque wrench.

If you have a Kenworth...yes, you tighten the shit out of those--the spec is 500 lb-ft, which is one of the reasons semis don't carry spare tires anymore. (If you gotta call someone to have him bring a jack and an impact wrench, you might as well have him bring a new tire too.) But on a car? Yes, you can tighten lug nuts by hand.
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