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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Question about aftermarket wheels?

So ive been reading up on the web and i see some ppl are having problems of wheels flying off because of breaking struts due to possibly over tightening or under tighten, not having hub centric rings, vibrations while braking.

what i wanna know is that what is the correct poundage for torquing them done, i have rims and hub centric rings and have aftermarket lugs and it vibrates when i brake should i be watching them and checking them once a month? does anyone have this problem?
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never heard of that.
but i put mine on at 90 ft lbs. and never had a problem.
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do you have hub centric rings and aftermarket lug nuts?
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Theres also some clips that need to be removed on the front when installing aftermarket wheels. I had that problem with my Old Enkeis on my balt where I broke 2 lugs on one wheel and 3 off hte other and it all happened like 2 days after I had the wheels on it. Local tire shop fixed for free cause I had them install them on the car!!!! I got all new studs on the front and new lugs al lthe way around due to the key not fitting. Prolly have to take the clip off all four on the four wheel disc cars

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ya i had to take the clips off when i first put my rims on and then i put hub centric rings on them bout a week later. but i just talked to my dad and he said it was from over tightening the nuts on the studs and that if i torqued them to 90 like scagnetti76 said i shouldnt worry cuz i have the rings on so i went and torqued them down so i feel better haha
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do you have hub centric rings and aftermarket lug nuts?
just aftermarket lug nuts.
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ya some people over tighten the wheels to the point that you can break the studs(anyone thats seen unique whips know what i mean) so its always best to check the proper torque specs
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I've broken a couple studs...2 on the Cobalt and a couple on another car. Recommended is 100ft lbs I believe...it's in your manual if you look through the index.

I still just do it without my torque wrench...I have a nice Crafstman one and have only used it once or twice for tranny work on my old Saturn.

The vibrating can be caused by multiple things...lug nuts too tight, brake rotors being bad, alignment, or those little clips (which you said you removed). How do your pads and rotors look?

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good i mean my car has 20,000 miles on it, its an 08 so it cant be the brakes i never had them alligned only cuz it only vibrates when i brake
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good i mean my car has 20,000 miles on it, its an 08 so it cant be the brakes i never had them alligned only cuz it only vibrates when i brake
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