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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It does, especially considering that the instructions that come with most aftermarket wheels spec around 90 ft/lbs. And, you have to take into consideration that if you do get a flat, you have to remove those lugs with a lug wrench. It takes a pretty good size guy to break 130 ft/lbs loose with those little lug wrenches that are included with Jeeps.
I have no problem breaking them loose, just hold your breath and pull
 

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This thread is a little funny.
In the first response, the page out of the manual showing the factory wheel torque specs was posted, (asked & answered).
When you go to a reputable tire shop, what's the last thing they do after putting your wheels back on?
Torque the nuts to factory spec.
End of story.
Why would you do anything else? 🤔

 

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