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dewone
10-24-2005, 07:56 AM
Searched my manual for the specs, on the lug nuts it reffers you to Ford service.
Don't know why thats not in the manual.
I have it in the F-150 110ft lbs.
It's in the Z28 manual 85 ft lbs.
It's in the kids VW manual 90 ft lbs.
What happen to the Mustang or Cobra supplement manuals.
At any rate doe's anyone know off hand.
Just mounted new rims and tires and won't drive it till it's right.

NTW used an impact wrench on the truck once. The front right wheel snapped the lugs in a corner 50 miles after picking it up. They snapped right off. Maybe popped, it made quite a sound when 3 went at once.

smashedheadcat
10-24-2005, 07:59 AM
German torque?! :thumbsup:

dewone
10-24-2005, 08:38 AM
Newton Meters. Yes I converted it. Still whats the spec for the Cobra

tazzracing1
10-24-2005, 11:26 AM
100 ft lbs

WVSNS&
10-24-2005, 12:12 PM
My svo was listed in the manual at 105 foot lbs.

dewone
10-24-2005, 12:25 PM
Okay that sounds like good numbers there actually should be a tolerance. So any where from 95 to 105 should do. When I installed the rims I torqued them to 80 not knowing what the keys would take as well as not wanting to over torque.
Thank you WVSNS& and tazzracing. Needed that info.

smashedheadcat
10-24-2005, 02:21 PM
I could only find the specs for a 99-04 cobra IRS. It's 95ft lbs. And by German torque, I meant "Good'n'tite!" :thumbsup:

dewone
10-24-2005, 02:42 PM
Okay thats funny.
Good'n'tite.
Sounds like that could be used elsewhere too.
Like how do you like your women.

Spin it till it stops then 4 more turns.

Thanks guys

smashedheadcat
10-24-2005, 07:58 PM
Okay thats funny.
Good'n'tite.
Sounds like that could be used elsewhere too.
Like how do you like your women.

Spin it till it stops then 4 more turns.

Thanks guys

:rotf:

johnbasf
10-24-2005, 09:12 PM
95 ft/lbs is what I did when I raced.

dewone
10-25-2005, 07:32 AM
Set them to 100 ft lbs. That should hold them on there.
I just get uneasy with tire centers, and 4 ways. It's to easy to over do it with the calibrated foot on the wrench. Too loose they come off. Too tight they come off. Do them myself and I know it's right. I even break the lugs loose and retorque them if I get new tires from any tire center, or garage...Dive 10-20 miles do the pattern again. Then I don't need to touch them, or worry till the next rotation.
Thanks for the inputs.