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      11-03-2011, 04:30 PM   #23
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Do it before next session. Wheels and studs get hot during the session, and they expand. So let them cool until your next session, and then check. You may over torque them otherwise.
okay i already do that. wasnt saying i dont torque before i just recheck between sessions as well.
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Check the torque before you go out for a session, rather than when you just get in from one. The wheels have had an hour to cool, unless you are lucky and have an open track or multiple sessions.
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Check the torque before you go out for a session, rather than when you just get in from one. The wheels have had an hour to cool, unless you are lucky and have an open track or multiple sessions.
reread my previous post i do torque before i go out i thought that was so obvious i dont even mention it earlier. im very meticulous about my track prep. i check my wheel torque almost every week when not tracking as well. when i track i get multiple sessions. last time out i got 220 miles of track time in one day. i go back after each session as well to make sure nothing has loosened. with that much time and abuse on the track i often have to retighten or i would be loosing lugs.
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      11-03-2011, 08:55 PM   #26
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      11-04-2011, 08:34 AM   #27
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Just an observation. I've seen 2 cars lose a wheel on the track...both were BMWs. So yeah, checking the lug nuts before your session is important.
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