Wheel Torquing

Proper lug nut torque at the time of installation, and re-torquing after seat-in, is essential for safe and efficient service. For more details on how to protect your tires and maximize their cost-efficiency, contact your local Fountain Tire store.

Torque too Low

Potential problems:

Disc Type Wheels

  • Broken studs.
  • Cracked disc.
  • Loss of wheel.
  • Enlarged bolt holes.
  • Excessive wear on disc and hub face.

Cast Spoke Wheels

  • Broken studs.
  • Rim spinout.

Torque too High

Potential problems:

Disc Type Wheels

  • Broken bolts.
  • Broken nuts.
  • Disc damage.
  • Ball seat breakdown.
  • Burrs on countersunk stud holes.
  • Distorted brake drum/rotor.

Cast Spoke Wheels

  • Broken studs.
  • Chorded rim.
  • Clamp bending.

Retorquing

Newly installed wheels “seat-in”, or adjust to rolling forces, over the first 150 kilometers of use. Retorquing lug nuts after this period is critical to ensuring proper clamping pressure is being maintained on the wheel. 

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