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What do i torque my lugnuts to? i can not find my owners manual and have not been able to find the torque setting anywhere else.

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TORQUE VALUE CHART

7/16" dia. 50 to 60 lb-ft

12mm dia. 70 to 80 lb-ft

1/2" dia. 80 to 90 lb-ft

5/8" dia. 110 to 125 lb-ft

*Use this chart to get correct torque values for each size wheel stud. I hope this helps and don't forget to rate my answer.

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