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    Default ALLOY WHEELS. HOW TIGHT ARE YOURS.? Do You Think 150nm is too tight.

    I checked the wheel nuts on my 18" Alloys on my Insignia yesterday, and they did not appear very tight at all.

    On checking with the Torque wrench they seemed to be tightened to around the 80nm-85nm mark, with several much less than that.

    The Insignia uses large 22mm wheel nuts, and the manual states for alloy wheels that they should be tightened to 150nm.

    Does that sound rather high to you. My vec-c (steel structure) wheels used to be 110nm, which seems more reasonable.

    Not been able to find any specific info on-line, other than what it states in the manual ie. 150nm.

    Would you risk it, and torque them up to this. 150nm is pretty high, and am worried it may cause damage to the wheels if I do so.

    What do you guys think?

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    The torque setting on my S60 is 140nm. This is also with 22mm wheel nuts, so I think it sounds about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pricey View Post
    The torque setting on my S60 is 140nm. This is also with 22mm wheel nuts, so I think it sounds about right.
    I assume the above is on Alloys too?

    Will set mine to 140nm too I think, certainly way tighter than what they are currently, almost half that at the moment.

    Thanks matey... I just did'nt want to risk causing damage, and 150nm sounded a lot to me... lol

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    If the manual say 150nm then it cant be wrong. As if it cause damage, you have it in writing to take any damage back to the dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron43 View Post
    I assume the above is on Alloys too?

    Will set mine to 140nm too I think, certainly way tighter than what they are currently, almost half that at the moment.

    Thanks matey... I just did'nt want to risk causing damage, and 150nm sounded a lot to me... lol
    Sorry, yes it's on 17'' Alloys.

    I was surprised it was so high after being used to 110nm on the Vectra but I assumed it was due to the larger wheel nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdeyCorp View Post
    If the manual say 150nm then it cant be wrong. As if it cause damage, you have it in writing to take any damage back to the dealer.

    The Insignia manual is not renowned for its accuracy, at least not on some things... lol

    However, you have a very good point, but think I'll just do them up to 140nm to be on safe side. (Thats still pretty tight.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pricey View Post
    Sorry, yes it's on 17'' Alloys.

    I was surprised it was so high after being used to 110nm on the Vectra but I assumed it was due to the larger wheel nuts.
    Thats exactly my thoughts too, the 22mm nut size will definately take it, it was the poor wheel I was thinking off....lol

    Your post has allayed any worries I was having, and will set mine the same..

    Many thanks again.

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    150nm isn't that tight at all really, but that is the sort of torque for that size of wheel nut/bolt I would expect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    150nm isn't that tight at all really, but that is the sort of torque for that size of wheel nut/bolt I would expect.
    Well I ended up doing all the wheel nuts up to about 140nm, which is what they use on the Saab S60 alloys and same 22mm nuts, so should be okay I think.

    I was a bit surprised to find at least 4 nuts which were very loose indeed, in fact the weight of the toque wrench on its own was sufficient to turn the nuts.. not good. So its obvious the dealers dont check them very often, if at all, when the cars go in.

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    You really are better off putting them up to what the manufacturer states they should be. Trust me, they won't snap or strip
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