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Old 10-11-2008, 09:16 PM   #21
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factory lugs, 86 ft*lbs, never had a problem.
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:20 PM   #22
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Is this sarcasm?
No. I think all things Porsche and Porsche related are the best things ever made... EVER.

Of course it's sarcasm.
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No. I think all things Porsche and Porsche related are the best things ever made... EVER.

Of course it's sarcasm.
Oh really,that's sooooo coooool.
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Everyone here should be using a torque wrench for their lugs. I appreciate consistency when doing something as critical as lug nuts. Specially on four bolts.
Every race team I've seen torques their nuts to spec after hammering on the wheels, except in pit lane. Hell even all the guys at the local autocross use a torque wrench. Hard not to afford a 1/2" drive torque wrench when they're $20 at HF.
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Ill torque them down to ~75, take a mild drive around the block -- then torque all of them, while parked level, to 80. (although I know my cheapo 30$ HF torque wrench is probably nowhere near accurate.)
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Old 10-12-2008, 02:54 PM   #26
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i just throw my on with my air impact
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:16 PM   #27
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Everyone here should be using a torque wrench for their lugs. I appreciate consistency when doing something as critical as lug nuts. Specially on four bolts.
Every race team I've seen torques their nuts to spec after hammering on the wheels, except in pit lane. Hell even all the guys at the local autocross use a torque wrench. Hard not to afford a 1/2" drive torque wrench when they're $20 at HF.
Would you believe me if I told you those 20$ Torque wrenches really are worth 20$? They're not exactly accurate.
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:39 PM   #28
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I use the FM aluminum lug nuts, they hold up great.

My Dad's Porsche still has the original aluminum lug nuts from 1977, they're lighter than the FM ones. WIN!
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:38 PM   #29
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I made the huge mistake of buying some spline drive lug nuts from crappy advance auto..
ADVANCED AUTO SUCKS NOW!

Since advanced auto bought discount auto, they have been switching to some real **** products. Tools have been switched from Am-pro to some chinese junk. Their Ospho for body work has been replaced with green cool-aid. They no longer carry Aluminum wheel echting cleaner which was great for cleaning aluminum motors. All around products now really suck. Their black tape has been replaced with a non stick chinese version that is not worth two dead flys, the list gos on... now lug nuts, im not surprised. "Advanced auto = cheaper chinese products at the same price you paid for quality before."
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