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Re: Audi Lug Bolt Torque Specs

In a message dated 97-07-22 00:25:17 EDT, you write:

<< Hmm.  The factory recommends 110Nm for the ur-quattro's Ronals.
  IMO this is too low - I torque at 125Nm.
   Phil Payne >>
 I agree with Phil and Paul.  My owner's manual for the '90 V8 states 80 ft
 lbs(110 Nm).  I always tighten to 85 ft lbs (115 Nm).  Also note that these
 are COLD torqueing specs.  Aluminum wheels tend to expand when hot.  If you
 torque a hot wheel (from spirited driving/braking and such), I would go 95
 lbs. The lug bolts on audis are very strong.  JMHO.  
 -Ingo Rautenberg
 90 V8Q 178k+

BBS wheels are 80 lbs./ft torque, no more, and no less.  I am assuring the
tightness frequently, though....  Don't know if anyone cares, but several
audis had BBS wheels (including the new A4/A6/A8 wheels, I believe...they
look a lot like BBS's new wheel.)  Anyways, on some wheels it says it on the

Carter J