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#1 (permalink) Old 04-01-2004, 08:25 AM
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Am I losing it???
On my way home from work last night I began to notice a periodic rumble and vibration that seemed to come from the left front side. I suspected to find something in the tire, but I had loose lug nuts!!!! I had just changed over to summer tires 3 days earlier and I know the lugs were tight. Even if I did fail to snug one up, all were in various states of escaping. Naturally I checked the others and several were loose. Could storing them all winter and then adding load be the cause. Maybe I'll take the bus.

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did you torque them correctly or just tighten them snug. if you dont use a torque wrench, you will ruin your rotors and wheels in most cases especially if you have the stock BMW aluminum wheels.

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you should torque them to 40lbs gvie or take.

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Torque for the lug studs on an alloy wheel for a BMW in 100 Newton Meters. When Discount Tire put my current tires on they torque to 80 LBS/FT. Like Graphic said make sure that the lug studs are all Torqued evenly or you can warp a rotor or even the wheel in rare occasions.
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thanks for the heads up guys, I'll get on this right away. Between 80-100 lbs? Pictures in the near future.

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id torque them at 80... and just be sure to check on them in a couple of months.

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