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What is the appropriate torque for lug bolts?

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The appropriate torque for lug bolts varies depending on the vehicle and can range from 50 foot-pounds to 350 foot-pounds. The correct torque specifications for a vehicle can be found in the owner's manual, at a vehicle's dealership or in a repair manual for that specific model and year.

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Torque specifications for lug bolts vary by the size of the bolt, the size of the wheel and the wheel material. For example, a vehicle with aluminum wheels would require lower torque than the same vehicle with steel wheels. These specifications are normally for clean and dry parts; lubrication and rust affect torque.

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