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Old 09-13-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Can so body please tell me how much torque I can give to the wheel bolt. I always check the wheels are tight. Thank You in advance...
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90 lb ft
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85 to 90nm.
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Per Bentley Manual, specified tightening torque for all Audi models except RS2 and RS4 (type 8D) is 120 Nm (89 lbft). For A6(security) and A8(security), the specified tightening torque is 140 Nm (103 lbft).
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Per Bentley Manual, specified tightening torque for all Audi models except RS2 and RS4 (type 8D) is 120 Nm (89 lbft). For A6(security) and A8(security), the specified tightening torque is 140 Nm (103 lbft).
My owners manual says 90 lb ft for my '08 S6. Haven't checked Bentley yet.
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I took my wheels off for the first time using my torque wrench and it was definitely set a little over 90lbs. I had the wrench set at 100 ft lbs and it still clicked. I tightened back at 100 and had no problems.
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I took my wheels off for the first time using my torque wrench and it was definitely set a little over 90lbs. I had the wrench set at 100 ft lbs and it still clicked. I tightened back at 100 and had no problems.
Don't use a torque wrench to remove fasteners - it's a quick way to damage the wrench. Breaker bars are much cheaper.

Not surprised at the bolts being tighter than spec. Most dealers do that, unfortunately. No damage usually results, unless the bolts are WAY over spec, or if they are not consistent within the one wheel hub.
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i ain't getting in a car with wheels speced to 85 n/m ..

taking wheels off is not an accurate measure to determine what they were tightened at, and as mentioned it's a great way to ruin your your wrench , factors such as heat , corrosion and time will ususallytighten a fastener. I am sure we have all seen studs that snap off or wrenches that have been jumped up and down on to get them off.. 85- 90 lbs sounds about right ..
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Agree with A6Gary.
Wheel bolt tighten torque for my A6 2006 is 120 N.m (89 ft.lb) per Audi 2006-2008 A6 flatform Quick Reference specification Book.
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Thank you all for the information greatly appreciated!.
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Can so body please tell me how much torque I can give to the wheel bolt. I always check the wheels are tight. Thank You in advance...
Steel Wheels = 120 N-m
Alloy Wheels = typically 90 N-m
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Thank you all for the information greatly appreciated!.
on the same subject: does anyone uses anti-seize on the lug bolts?
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on the same subject: does anyone uses anti-seize on the lug bolts?
I have heard of people putting some around the seat between the bolt at wheel, but NEVER on the threads. I personally would never do it. If you don't over tighten, you should not have any issues.

BTW, to correct my previous post above, it appears that some Audi with Alloy wheels also recommend 120 N-m of torque on the lug-bolts. Check the manual!
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on the same subject: does anyone uses anti-seize on the lug bolts?
I did this summer for the very 1st time.. I was hesitant after reading posts but what I did was i tested it on 1 lug.. Applied a small amount on seat n thread and tightened then immediately took it off to to see if it felt any easier to remove.. It didnt i also visually inspected the lug to see how much anti seize was on lug ...nothing significant .. So I decided to do them all and run them for a short while nbecause I knew I would have them all off soon after for a test fit of another wheel and I would test for looseness then. I had them off for the fitting 2 or 3 weeks later ...no issues they removed fine...Normal tightness... I took them off last month to run my stock wheels n did not reapply anti seize, just figured I did not need to... I'll decide on a reapplication in spring when I return to my summers.
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