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Old 04-11-2006, 01:45 PM
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Question Ford Wheel Lug Torque Specs

I couldn't find this # in my owners manual, so I did a search on this forum and came up with 150 ft/lbs. torque for the wheel lugs. This was taken from a TSB post and I'm not sure if it was for the factory steel rims or the aluminum Lariat rims. Just for my peace of mind, is this the correct number for the Lariat rims? I went ahead and torqued them at 150 ft/lbs. when I rotated the tires, but that seemed kind of excessive to me:confused:

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Old 04-11-2006, 01:51 PM
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I couldn't find this # in my owners manual, so I did a search on this forum and came up with 150 ft/lbs. torque for the wheel lugs. This was taken from a TSB post and I'm not sure if it was for the factory steel rims or the aluminum Lariat rims. Just for my peace of mind, is this the correct number for the Lariat rims? I went ahead and torqued them at 150 ft/lbs. when I rotated the tires, but that seemed kind of excessive to me:confused:

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Yes it is 150 ft lbs. I have the steel clad wheels on my 05 screw.
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:52 PM
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I thought the same thing when I did the Bilstiens and Tire swap at 380 mi. My '01 was lower. I thought...what if some poor guy has a flat without a leverage bar and impact socket in his truck. Can you imagine trying to get 150ft/lb off with the stock wrench :eek:
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:56 PM
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:D That drivers side rear wheel was on so tight that I had to use a 4 ft. cheater bar and a well placed foot to get all 6 lugs loose...jeez.
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:14 PM
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I thought the same thing when I did the Bilstiens and Tire swap at 380 mi. My '01 was lower. I thought...what if some poor guy has a flat without a leverage bar and impact socket in his truck. Can you imagine trying to get 150ft/lb off with the stock wrench :eek:
The 01 was the same 150 ftlbs. They changed from 100 to 150 ftlbs in 2000 when they went from 12mm to 14mm lugs.

Justis01, it should be in the owners manual. It is in mine, I'm just not at home right now where I can tell you the page. You might go to www.motorcraftservice.com in the owners section and download the owners manual in PDF format so you can search for things rather than paging thru the manual.
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:25 PM
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I found info on tire and wheel sizes etc., but must have missed the torque specs. I tell ya, those wheel studs are made of some tough steel:) I'll have another look in the owners manual.

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Old 04-11-2006, 05:06 PM
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I found info on tire and wheel sizes etc., but must have missed the torque specs. I tell ya, those wheel studs are made of some tough steel:) I'll have another look in the owners manual.

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On my downloaded version of the manual for the 04, it was on page 209 under the roadside emergencies section.
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Old 04-11-2006, 05:26 PM
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I've always just done 130 ft/lbs. . 150 ft/lbs seems like overkill!
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:09 AM
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Over 100 seems high to me

I have always tightened lug nuts on Aluminum wheels to no more than 95 ft-lbs for a 1/2" stud.

Since my truck has steel wheels, I have been tightening them to 110. I don't think I would ever go near 150 ft lbs.
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:22 AM
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I have always tightened lug nuts on Aluminum wheels to no more than 95 ft-lbs for a 1/2" stud.

Since my truck has steel wheels, I have been tightening them to 110. I don't think I would ever go near 150 ft lbs.
I use 150 ftlbs every time with my aluminum wheels, no problem. No reason not to do it to spec.
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