Wheel torque determines how fast a car can reach a particular speed. The higher the torque, the faster the acceleration. The units of torque are pounds per feet.
To torque a wheel, one should have a jack and a torque wrench. Though not efficient, a lug wrench can also be used to torque a wheel. If properly torqued, a vehicle has minimal risks of brake damage, stud distortion and eventual wheel loss.
Some tips for wheel bearing torquing include using a torque wrench instead of an impact wrench and checking for the recommended torque procedure before starting. Also, do not reuse the old nut and clean the axle shaft before installing.
Users can find torque specs for certain wheels at the Dorman Products wheel nut torque specifications document or at the Discount Tire wheel torque chart webpage. The two mentioned documents are not exhaustive, however. Torque specs for wheels of newer car models may not be available.
To find out a wheel torque spec, check the vehicle's manual, industry reference guide or the shop repair manual. Vehicle dealers can also provide an appropriate wheel torque spec.
Discount Tire and the Yellow Line Stores have wheel torque charts on their websites. The chart lists the model of the vehicle, its year of manufacture and its wheel torque specifications.
Accurate bolt torque ensures optimal performance of the bolt. Too little torque may cause the bolt to get loose, and too much torque may strip the threads or break the bolt. Inaccurate torque of a single bolt may lead to failure of the entire apparatus.
Torque in cars is a measure of how much turning force the engine can provide, which indicates how fast the car can accelerate. Cars with more torque have an easier time reaching higher speeds, towing heavier loads, moving from stand-still and climbing hills.
Running torque defines the amount of torque a component needs in order to keep spinning at a constant angular velocity after it starts spinning. Measuring running torque is important for identifying quality issues with an assembly or defective components.
The effect of the wheel lug torque depends on how much the applied torque deviates from the recommended car torque. While overtightened lug nuts cause vehicle vibration during braking, overstretches and weakens the wheel studs, undertightening causes wheel wobbling and unbalance during driving. Corr