Mounting Wheels & Tires to Your Vehicle – Summit Racing Quick Flicks

Mounting Wheels & Tires to Your Vehicle – Summit Racing Quick Flicks


Hi I�m Mike and today we are going to talk
about mounting your wheel and tire package to your vehicle.
When mounting your new wheel and tire package to your vehicle, there is a few things I want
to emphasize. One thing is, stay away from impact guns, you know, you spend a lot of
money on these new wheels and tires, the last thing you want to do is go ahead and mar up
your new wheels that you spent a lot of money on with an impact gun by over tightening the
lug nuts or fracturing the wheel by over tightening them, or whatever it may be. There is a few
things you are going to need when mounting the new wheels and tires properly. The main
things you are going to want to have on hand is a torque wrench so you can properly torque
the wheels down. If you do not properly torque your wheels down you can end up warping your
rotors if you over tighten them or if you also do not tighten the wheels in the proper
sequence. And the other thing of course is lug nuts and you are going to want to make
sure those lug nuts go ahead and match that wheel that you are installing. When installing
your lug nuts on your new wheel package, one suggestion I am going to make is go ahead
and tighten them down all finger tight first. This will assure that none of the threads
are cross threaded and you are not weakening the studs by cross threading those stud assemblies.
Once you get them all snugged down past that point you always want to use a criss cross
pattern to go ahead and tighten down the lug nuts. This will assure that you will evenly
torque the wheel down and what I would do is I would start with a base setting. Now
you can do this with your torque wrench assembly which I which is the preferred method but
you can also do it with a ratchet and just the initial; tightening of the lug nuts. Past
that point, each stud size and some of the different lug nut types out there are actually
going to have different torque settings. Um a typical conical seat on a 7/16 stud usually
is going to be between a hundred and hundred and ten foot pounds um some of your larger
stud assemblies and some of your larger lug nuts are maybe a 120- 140 all depending on
what that vehicles specifications are. Keep an eye out for our other videos on wheels
and tires. Thanks for watching.

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