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Wheel Torque Specs

Wheel torque specs

One of the hallmarks of a good tire and wheel shop is that they'll use a torque wrench to install those wheels to specification. Most vehicle manufacturers specify the proper torque to be applied to factory wheels and after-market wheels will also specify a torque rating for the lug nuts to be tightened to. A common cross-bolt pattern for tightening is also employed.

The following are some of the more common torque settings (in foot pounds) for popular makes and models from 2000 to present, in the U.S. These numbers assume standard, factory wheels (no upgrades or after-markets) for the vehicle.

  • Acura - all models: 80#
  • Audi - all models: 90#
  • BMW - Mini: 105#
  • Most others: 90#
  • Buick - all models: 100#
  • Cadillac - most models: 100#
  • Chevrolet -
  • Aveo: 90#
  • Most others: 100#
  • Chrysler -
  • Concorde: 110
  • Crossfire: 85#
  • LHS 300 models: 110#
  • PT Cruiser: 110#
  • Sebring
  • convertible: 105#
  • sedan: 110#
  • Dodge - most models: 110#
  • Ford -
  • most small cars: 85#
  • mid-sized: 100#
  • Honda - all models: 80#
  • Hyundai - all models: 80#
  • Isuzu - all models: 85#
  • Kia - all models: 85#
  • Lexus - all models: 75#
  • Lincoln - all models: 100#
  • Mazda - all models except Millenia: 85#
  • Mercedes -
  • 14mm bolts: 110#
  • others: 80#
  • Mercury (see Ford)
  • Mitsubishi -
  • Lancer: 80#
  • others: 80#
  • Nissan - most models: 90#
  • Oldsmobile - all models: 100#
  • Plymouth (see Ford)
  • Pontiac -
  • Vibe: 75#
  • Others: 100#
  • Porsche - all models except Carrera GT: 95#
  • Saturn -
  • L Series 80 or 95# depending on year
  • EV-1: 100#
  • Vue: 100#
  • Scion - all models: 75#
  • Subaru - most models: 75#
  • Suzuki -
  • Aerio: 65#
  • Esteem: 65#
  • Forenza: 90#
  • Reno: 65#
  • Verona: 80#
  • Toyota - all models: 80#
  • Volkswagen - all models: 90#
  • Volvo - most models 80# or 100#

Many models of larger frame, such as some mini vans and most pickup trucks, have higher torques that are not included in the above list.

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