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Default Torque specs for lug nuts

Can't seem to find the exact specs in the manual. Anyone have recommended specs for lug nuts for 96 camaro with stock wheels? Thanks
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ya know I've never even specified an amount of torque on any car i've put a wheel on - just put it on 'tight' without killing it. Haven't had a wheel fall off or come loose yet.
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I normally use a breaker bar, and go by the ehhhhhhhh method!
Once you've installed and removed wheels enough times, you know what is tight and what is too tight without using a torque wrench.
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Just don't "spot torque" the lug nuts. spot torquing is torquing the nuts so tight you see spots.

When I was a tech for GM we would set the steel wheels at 75 ft lbs and the aluminum ones at 85 ft lbs

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Just don't "spot torque" the lug nuts. spot torquing is torquing the nuts so tight you see spots.
lol, Good one.
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93 factory book calls for 100 ft lbs. i do mine at 90 and the tire shop i got the wheels from recomended 90. use the star pattern when tightening and use multiple passes snug- 30- 60- 90. last thing you want is an uneven torque job. that can mess up the rotor.
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yeah anywhere from 90-95 is good. I learned that the hard way.. didn't have a torque wrench so just did it realllly tight. next time. had to use wd40 to get them off haha
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This page says 100ft-lbs http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/fbody/torquespecs.htm

but i find that some of the specs differ from book to book i think my chilton says 90ft-lbs
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Ancient thread I know, but here's the definitive answer from GM eSI, since I was searching for the same information:

"Tighten the nuts in a cross sequence to 140 Nm (100 lb ft).
Tighten the wheel nut caps to 6 Nm (53 lb in)."
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I have not put a tire on a car without a torque wrench since I was 17. 100 Ft lbs unless it one of those large franged 80's sytle aluminum mag wheels, then I do 80 ft lbs.

GM says most rotor warpage is caused but uneven torque on wheel. I have never warped a set of rotors on one of my cars. My wife tends to ride the brake, even tho her wheels are on right she warps them in about 2 years. So GM is full of it
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