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      12-01-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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Installing winter tires, quick question.

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Bought a used winter setup for my 2011 E92 ZCP from a local guy and plan on installing this Saturday. Just wanted to be sure what torque the lugs should be set at. May be a stupid question, but I just wanted to ensure I do it right. I used to just CRANK my winter set onto my Mazdaspeed3 as tight as possible with a tire iron, but I think the M3 deserves a bit better than that.

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      12-01-2011, 12:32 PM   #3
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Yes it does-invest in a torque wrench, you want the lugs to be properly set, also when you tighten go top to bottom or side to side, not around the circle.
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Thanks for the tips guys! Hoping the snow holds off in Chicago 2 days, otherwise I will be driving the 99 Tahoe with the mural on the back.
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floor jack

If your using a floor jack make sure you have the rectangle adapters for the jack points, otherwise you will damage the plastic
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Rectangle adapters? I definitely do not have those... Damnit...
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      12-03-2011, 10:33 PM   #7
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I will admit some people on this post don't use the adapter, using a rag, hockey puck, wood, etc... Search the posts for jack adapter and you can follow the discussions

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i use a hockey puck, no damage on my 335 & M3.
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I have a floor jack, but didnt have a small block or puck so I just used the BMW jack that the seller included in the sale. It worked fine and I will just use a puck next year or have a block made that fits onto my floor jack.

Took the ZCP wheels to get washed and waxed for the winter and they let one fall on its face. They are claiming they didn't, but I know they did. The owner is reviewing the tapes tomorrow, but still... not thrilled.

Thanks again for all of the input.
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