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Re: Size of Lug nuts (bolts) on 1990 80Q
> From: Bob Kunz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Fri, 4 Nov 94 14:23:18 MST
> Mailer: Elm [revision: 70.85]
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> > Can anyone tell me the size of the lug nuts? I want to get a torque
> > wrench to use when changeing the tires, but I can not find any
> > documentation on the size of the socket. (I know that they should be
> > tightened to 80 n-m, though)
> Ooops! You really meant to say ft-lbs, right. 80 newton-meters would be
> about 580 ft-lbs -- sure to warp those rotors!
> Mine ('86 5000s) are 17mm and the Sears microtorque wrench I have works
> just great.
There must be some conversion error here.
I tighten my lugs to about 100Nm, which is what the dealer told
A pound is about 0.45 kg, which amounts to about 4.5 N force.
One foot is approx 0.3 m.
1ft-lb => 4.5 * 0.3 == 1.35 Nm.
80/1.35 equals about 58 ft-lb.
Now 80 Nm sounds a bit low to me, but 80 ft-lb -> approx 110 Nm sounds