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Old 10-22-2009, 03:36 PM
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Retorque wheels question

I got my truck on 20s with 38s. My guy who lefted my truck now works at a wheel shop and says I am due for a retorque. Could you guys explain this a bit more? He is referring to my wheels. The shop charges $50 for that but I would rather do it myself and save the money. Does retorque simply mean to check the bolts and retighten, if loose? My truck is lifted, if it makes a difference.
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:40 PM
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Most manufacturers suggest that you re-torque chrome wheels after 50 miles. Throw a lug wrench on them, tighten them yourself and save yourself $50 I personally have never had a set of lug nuts back off but for safety's sake, re-torque them
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:41 PM
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Yea I have had my truck running well since 05! But safety precaution is a plus. Any difference in procedure/technique to retorque on a lifted truck with 38" tires.
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No difference at all because you're lifted. Follow the "standard" tightening sequence for your stock rims.

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yep, just star sequence retorque them, checking with a 4-way lug wrench should suffice IMO.

I've only seen one case of them backing off...

My dad had a 93 dually F350 that developed a front end squeak...it went like that for a week or so until one day I stuck my head out the window when we were leaving the driveway and seen several of the lugnuts were on the end of the stud. All we did was retorque everything and all was well again!

If they get loose enough they could wear the threads flat from the wheel wobbling(seen that on semi's) but i've never seen one come completely off or cause a wreck...
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