Wheel Torque Specifications JL/JLU

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Doc... Duh.
I have a likely dumb question. My spare got stolen at the dealership overnight (they are replacing). I’d like to prevent that or at least make it a bit harder. Got locking lugs.
The question. Do I need to lift the wheel to replace a single lug per tire? I said it was probably dumb. I’m also wondering how that keyed lug will do with torque that high.





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I have a likely dumb question. My spare got stolen at the dealership overnight (they are replacing). I’d like to prevent that or at least make it a bit harder. Got locking lugs.
The question. Do I need to lift the wheel to replace a single lug per tire? I said it was probably dumb. I’m also wondering how that keyed lug will do with torque that high.
you can swap them out one at a time or all 3 at once if you have to. No need to raise the tire. Most spline keys can accept a 21 or 22mm socket. I use the 22mm more times than not as it sits further on the socket. Spline sockets are fine at the rated torque of the lugs

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I have a likely dumb question. My spare got stolen at the dealership overnight (they are replacing). I’d like to prevent that or at least make it a bit harder. Got locking lugs.
The question. Do I need to lift the wheel to replace a single lug per tire? I said it was probably dumb. I’m also wondering how that keyed lug will do with torque that high.
Bolt lock for the spare, otherwise get some spline wheel lugs for the ones on the road.
 

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If you can’t handle 130 ft. lb. lug nuts perhaps you’d be better off with a Prius.
My 11 year old could click the 1/2" drive at 130 ft lbs.

Amazing how many were under that from the dealer on wife's jeep.
 

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This thread is cracking me up! I’ve always done my lugs the same way since my dad taught me as a child... never had a problem. star pattern, start with your hands then finish by stepping down with your foot. Or in the reverse to remove, talk about true foot pounds! Just double checked and mine are at 130ft/lbs at least.
 

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JL/JLU:

130 ft/lb torque for wheel lug nuts and 59 ft/lb on the spare tire lugs.
 

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