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      07-18-2008, 12:04 AM   #1
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Measuring using torque wrench help please?

I took my car to body shop and he told me using a torque wrench that it was about 220 lbs. Anyone get that high? is it suppose to be that high? It dont say in the manual.
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      07-18-2008, 01:59 AM   #2
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using a torque wrench for what? wheels? head bolts? struts?
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      07-18-2008, 08:27 AM   #3
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If you mean wheels (since you posted in the wheels section), the consensus seems to be around 90 ft x lbs. 220 ft x lbs is way too high. Torque is measured in ft x lbs by the way, not lbs.
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Torque mine at 90, 220 seems bit high. FYI I tested the torque as done by the factory before i took off the original wheels and it was about 88.
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Torque mine at 90, 220 seems bit high. FYI I tested the torque as done by the factory before i took off the original wheels and it was about 88.
Yep, 90 lb. ft. Use a cross pattern, skipping every other bolt as you go around. Get a plastic sleeved deep socket to protect your wheels.

If you want a really good torque wrench, I recommend this one: http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/shop/PRE-C3FR250F.html.
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88 is the official spec, 90 is fine. 220 is way high. To the point where I might suspect either a stuck or cross threaded bolt.
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88 is the official spec, 90 is fine. 220 is way high. To the point where I might suspect either a stuck or cross threaded bolt.
So that is the official spec...My Porsche uses 95ftlbs.....I figure I'll use 90ftlbs on mine.... Gotta take the wheels off the clean them soon anyway...
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