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Propper Lug Nut Torque?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by DividedSky, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Oct 25, 2018 at 9:15 AM
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    DividedSky

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    I'm going to be swapping out wheels/tires every few months bc I have the OEM's for daily driving and I have a more aggressive set for wheeling. I've seen that the proper torque for the 3rd Gen is about 95-100 in-lbs.

    Here is the dilemma/question...

    I recently got a drill/impact driver kit, and the Impact lists:

    Does this mean that the impact will over tighten the lugs?

    When I tried to REMOVE the lugs with this, they wouldn't budge an inch (although I think that the tire store over tightened them bc I almost bent the OEM lug wrench getting them off). So if the wrench couldn't even budge the lugs, is it powerful enough to tighten them properly?

    I'd love to be able to use this for rotating tires/changing sets, but I also want to be sure it is done safely (I don't see my wheel rolling down the road away from my truck).

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Oct 25, 2018 at 9:21 AM
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    Lug nuts are torqued in FT-lbs, 95 in-lbs would be basically finger tight.

    That impact driver is equivalent to around 125 ft-lbs, however that doesn't mean that it there are other factors than overall torque that will affect the ability for it to remove the nut.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    Oh... I think I see my error. Lug torque is 100 FOOT lbs, the wrench lists it in INCH lbs.
    Did a little conversion online and 1550 in lbs is about 120 Ft lbs.

    Still though, is this something you guys would trust to tighten your wheels?
     
  4. Oct 25, 2018 at 9:24 AM
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    I don't use any powered tool for lug nuts, hand tight then finish with a proper torque wrench.
     
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    Never use a cordless or impact to tighten lugs. They won't have the proper torque.

    Buy a torque wrench. I got mine on Amazon for like $130 or so. The lugs on our trucks are very susceptible to over tightening.
     
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    I would trust the impact to get the lug nuts close then you switch to a torque wrench for final torquing. Set the torque wrench to 100ft/lbs and it will click when you are torqued to that setting.
     
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    I won't let any of my techs use any power tools for fasteners at all. We don't even have them in our tool kits
     
  8. Oct 25, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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    Use an impact to remove lug nuts, never to tighten. Use a torque wrench to tighten.

    TEKTON 1/2" Drive Click Torque Wrench (10-150'.-Lb./13.6-203.5 Nm) | 24335
     
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    I would use it to remove them for sure and to just start to tighten. I always use an air impact to take off and put on tires but when putting on I just start to tighten then always finish with a torque wrench. The torque wrench is your friend. Lol
     
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    Overtightened lug nuts can lead to warped rotors.
     
  11. Oct 25, 2018 at 9:32 AM
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    Just rotated my tires 2 weeks ago, damn 295/70R18 NRG's on Methods are heavy! Breaker bar to first loosen, torque wrench to finish. Impact is just for laziness in-between, I stop way before chugga chugga lol.
     
  12. Oct 25, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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    Thanks everyone. Appreciate the feedback.
     

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