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      02-09-2013, 02:45 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by paradocs98
I did some reading on this, and it makes sense, so that the torque being applied to the fastener (lug nut) is the true torque of securing the nut to the wheel, and not the torque required to overcome the friction of rough surfaces on the threads. But BMW specifies 120Nm/89ft-lbs for dry threads, so how do you accurately adjust the torque specification to account for the increased lubricity from ARP lube or antiseize? And then do you have to worry about the decreased friction on the threads allowing the nut to back off over time?
At that point you are following the stud manufacturer's torque specs, not BMW's recommended guidelines. At that point I would say follow the stud manufacturers recommendations.