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    Default wheel/Lug nut torque specs?

    What would the torque specs be for a Defender with steel rims?

    The web says 100nm, and there were bulletins going out from land rover saying 170nm

    I'm on 130nm, but I have heard of stories that these rims like to rattle loose..

    also, the alloy rims torque spec will be higher due to the softness( disco 2)??

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    Default Re: wheel/Lug nut torque specs?

    Hier is die Rave manual (The workshop manual 3rd Edition with the amendment wrt the wheels torque spec) en ook die Land Rover spec sheet (Released 09/2011)


    The Heavy duty Steel wheel (Wolf Rim with the holes in) I use 170NM as per manual and Never have problems on my 2x HT that the wheels rattle loose


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    Default Re: wheel/Lug nut torque specs?

    cool, thanks!

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    Default Re: wheel/Lug nut torque specs?

    Odd, my Puma's handbook specifies 133Nm for the wheels, but the workshop manual says 130Nm!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orxy View Post
    Odd, my Puma's handbook specifies 133Nm for the wheels, but the workshop manual says 130Nm!?

    That 3Nm won't really make a difference. Go for the safer option.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    That 3Nm won't really make a difference. Go for the safer option.
    I'm assuming tighter/133Nm is the safer option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orxy View Post
    I'm assuming tighter/133Nm is the safer option?

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    Default Re: wheel/Lug nut torque specs?

    I've ordered a set of solid wheel nuts from Auto Excellence (they order from LP4A?) , and also a set of these from the US for my RRS:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N14W0VF/

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    Also bought a torque wrench, was on special for R350 at Midas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orxy View Post
    Also bought a torque wrench, was on special for R350 at Midas.
    thats a bargain, what make, I paid 3.5k for my Gedore, did it come with the calibration certificate?
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    Default Re: wheel/Lug nut torque specs?

    With that Torque Wrench, you certainly do not have to worry about a few Nm either way



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    Quote Originally Posted by D-tox View Post
    thats a bargain, what make, I paid 3.5k for my Gedore, did it come with the calibration certificate?
    No, it's an Autocraft brand. The Gedore was R1700 IIRC.
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    Default Re: wheel/Lug nut torque specs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orxy View Post
    No, it's an Autocraft brand. The Gedore was R1700 IIRC.
    oh okay cool..
    I have the Gedore 4550, as it goes up to 250nm, my unimog lugs are at 400nm per owners manual, but that is insane..

    https://onlinetoolshop.kiloton.co.za...waAqBIEALw_wcB


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    Default Re: wheel/Lug nut torque specs?

    Good torque wrenches are very expensive - but worth while. And even they don't remain accurate.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    Good torque wrenches are very expensive - but worth while. And even they don't remain accurate.
    Torque wrenches should have a calibration check every 12 months
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcboss View Post
    Torque wrenches should have a calibration check every 12 months
    Where can one have this done?
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    Default Re: wheel/Lug nut torque specs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orxy View Post
    Where can one have this done?
    We have an in-house metrology section and they checked mine once. Maybe you can search for something similar.

    But after that I sommer used our digital torque meter. (Which is calibrated every 6 months)
    I took 3 readings on each setting and printed it out and stuck it onto the wrench.

    As you can see I'm overdue for another check, but if I need it I'll quickly redo it.
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    Default Re: wheel/Lug nut torque specs?

    also... you can torque the wheels correctly, but ever wondered if the Indie torqued the hubs when they replaced the discs,were the calipers torqued etc, were new bolts used where stretch bolts are required, or even torque to yield bolts ..

    so paranoia can get you going ... my discs were recently replaced and all 4 wheels were under torque by quite a bit ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    Good torque wrenches are very expensive - but worth while. And even they don't remain accurate.
    Quote Originally Posted by mcboss View Post
    Torque wrenches should have a calibration check every 12 months
    To my mind even a uncalibrated but high quality torque wrench is better than nothing, as long as it gets you into the correct ballpark of the required torque for most purposes that's sufficient. Wildly under or over torqued is what gets you into trouble.

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    Default Re: wheel/Lug nut torque specs?

    What about those torque wrenches that are basically a spring beam with a scale indicator, they have no adjustment as far as I can see and should remain reasonably accurate for the life of the wrench, as long as they aren't dropped or otherwise abused?

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