: Wheel Torque "mis"Readings

10-02-10, 12:27 AM
After watching the Saturday show on the ARP Ultra Torque fastener lube, I decided to do some checking. I got some of this, and had my torque wrenches verified. I marked one nut on each wheel, cleaned the threads and shoulder off good, and retorqued with their lube applied. I have been using the 140, since I had no wheel clicking. My wrench was pretty close, and I used the silver anti-seize on it. The bottom line is my torque figures were waaaaaaaay off! To seat the nut to the same spot, I only had to torque them to about 112 - 115! When cleaned and properly lubed, the actual torque (140) tightened the nuts about 1/2 more flat. With all the wheel clicking going on, it would be interesting to see what the actual torque figures are for some wheels.