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Thebestestdrummer 09-13-2013 11:51 PM

putting rims back on..
I painted my calipers and brake drums today. That required taking off the wheels.

I should just be able to put them back on and go, right?.. (assuming ive tightened them all good)

They'll be put on at the same locations for sure.

I don't need to go get an alignment or anything like that done? haha

Its friday the 13th, thats when i took them off. hopefully bad luck doesnt follow to tomorrow when i put them back on. I'd rather not have my wheels come off when driving..

So any random pointers would be great.. haha

spoiler 09-14-2013 12:40 AM

You should be worry free.... but since you got them off you should give the studs and lugs a nice cleaning with either compressed air or penetrating oil. You don't want any grime or debris in the threads. Torque them to spec (torque numbers in the owners manual).
Tighten lugs in a "star" pattern clockwise - 1,3,5,2,4. Then after about 30 miles - check and re-torque lugs. If you don't have a torque wrench- it is a must.
post pics of the calipers !!!

Thebestestdrummer 09-14-2013 12:47 AM

i have a friends whos got a torqe wrench. Do you happen to know the spec off hand?

i just posted a thread on it. (project isnt done yet but theres pics of it up.

spoiler 09-14-2013 11:44 AM

I purposely did not suggest a torque setting because your safety is important and my google skills are not your best safety net LOL.
I'd say in the 110 -135 range ....but seriously call up a tire shop and get a number. When I was a kid I just tighten em up as tight as I could but that is not the way to go.

Thebestestdrummer 09-14-2013 12:29 PM

Lucky for me i had the owners manual next to me. Do you know what type nut it is? or the stud size?

Heres what is says: (this is when i have no clue..)

Type nut Stud size Torque Ft. Lbs Torque Newton Meters
cone 1/2-20 90-100 100-150
cone 9/16-18 120-150 160-200
Flanged 9/16-18 130-160 190-220

Thebestestdrummer 09-14-2013 12:31 PM

wow, i had nice and neat spaces in there... let me try again with periods between numbers.

Type nut... Stud size.... Torque Ft. Lbs. Torque Newton Meters
cone... .....1/2-20........90-100............ 100-150.
cone. .......9/16-18..... 120-150........... 160-200.
Flanged..... 9/16-18.. ..130-160........... 190-220.

alright, that may be a smidge better.

spoiler 09-14-2013 12:45 PM

Well.... Since many torque wrenches are in ft. lbs. It looks like your range is between 90 and 160 ft. lbs. I'd split the difference and go 135 ft. lbs. and then drive over to AutoZone or Pep Boys and ask em what you got.

Thebestestdrummer 09-15-2013 02:58 AM

haha thanks lol

gcscott 09-15-2013 09:13 AM

125 foot pounds should be good. Recheck them after driving 10-20 miles.

If your torque the lugs higher you may not be able to get them off if you have a flat tire and are using a tire iron.


Thebestestdrummer 09-15-2013 03:27 PM

yeah they were on too tight for my friends impact driver.. we had to use all our weight to get them off(were not that big but still)

hah and thank you.

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