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Old 08-04-2002, 06:40 PM
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Question Lugnut torque rating for these wheels

I can't find any info in my trailer paperwork. I think these need to be torqued to 80 ftlbs. What do you guys think?

They are steel chrome-plated wheels and lugnuts that came stock on my EZLoader trailer.
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80 ft/lbs should be Ok for steel wheels like that. Check the torque again after about 5-10 miles. If they are still tight then you should be good to go. Most alloy wheels should be torqued to 100 ft/lbs. Not exactly sure why. Maybe more expansion and contraction than steel would cause the nuts to loosen. On any trailer it is always a good idea to check the torque several times a season. Tight turns with a double or triple axle trailer will really put some stress on the wheels.
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Old 08-05-2002, 11:18 AM
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That's good. I guessed right. Thanks for the reply.
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