[s-cars] RETorquing wheels

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Tue Oct 15 19:30:52 EDT 2002

Teddy writes:
> i'm not necessarily claiming that the loads are going high enough to
> exceed the tension in the bolts, but they could be high enough to
> reduce the clamping force and friction force enough for the wheel to
> move under heavy loads.
> and as you know, you can torque the bolts only so high before the
> bolt fails.  you could go to a stronger bolt, but then what's the
> next weak link in the chain?  are your rotors going to warp?
And I thought maybe your posts might be getting more realistic!

What do you think the yield torque of a 15mm fine pitch bolt might be,
relative to the 90'# torque spec?  And what might make a rotor warp?


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