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I know it's here somewhere but a quick search didn't turn it up. What do I torque my lug nuts to? Is there a different tightness for "hot" and "cold"?
 

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77 foot pounds
 

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77ft or 105nm hot or cold
 

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Probably not a good idea to torque them when they are hot (Coming off the track hot that is).
 

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Or if you did, check the torque later.
 

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Probably not a good idea to torque them when they are hot (Coming off the track hot that is).
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torque them BEFORE you go out for a session on the track(cold), not when you get back in(hot).
when things are hot, they expand.
if torqued when hot, when they cool down they will contract from the loss of heat, and now end up torqued more than you want them to be.
at least thats how i understand it.

BTW, I check my lugs before every session out.
 

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...and don't forget to loosen off a little first .....then re-tighten. I believe the reason behind this is to eliminate potential misreading of your torque wrench due to previous over-tightening or surface to surface "adhesion" ..... I'm sure some techno-wiz will correct me if I'm wrong......:shrug:
 

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...and don't forget to loosen off a little first .....then re-tighten. I believe the reason behind this is to eliminate potential misreading of your torque wrench due to previous over-tightening or surface to surface "adhesion" ..... I'm sure some techno-wiz will correct me if I'm wrong......:shrug:
No, that's exactly correct. I remember that from my old motocross racing days.
 
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