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Old 08-01-2021, 08:26 AM   #1
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Just picked up my 2022 2205S and I was looking in the owners manual for the wheel lug nut torque specs. Checked the Dexter manual and they donít have any information past 2004 since thatís the last year they made their own wheels. Nothing in the general manual.
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Just picked up my 2022 2205S and I was looking in the owners manual for the wheel lug nut torque specs. Checked the Dexter manual and they donít have any information past 2004 since thatís the last year they made their own wheels. Nothing in the general manual.


It doesnít have a sticker on the trailer just above the tires? The sticker on my trailer says lug nuts torque to 100 lbs. 15 inch wheel
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It doesnít have a sticker on the trailer just above the tires? The sticker on my trailer says lug nuts torque to 100 psi. 15 inch wheel
Lug nut torque is measured in lbs-ft.
Tire pressure is measured in psiÖ..amongst a number of metric values.
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Lug nut torque is measured in lbs-ft.

Tire pressure is measured in psiÖ..amongst a number of metric values.


My mistake on the typo. 100 lbs
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Lug nut torque is related to the stud rather than wheel. Torque for an automotive 1/2-20 stud is pretty much 100 lb/ft (or ft/lbs as often published in wheel specs). Some manufacturers will even spec a range from 85-105 lb/ft PLUS.

Important to not just have enough torque but also even on all studs. VERY IMPORTANT to re-torque after 50-100 miles when new and when having wheels off for any reason, especially if aluminum wheels.
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Important to not just have enough torque but also even on all studs. VERY IMPORTANT to re-torque after 50-100 miles when new and when having wheels off for any reason, especially if aluminum wheels.
This last sentence is probably why you hear about a lot of loose wheels flying off vehicles more in the spring and fall because of people switching out summer for winter tires in the Northern climates.

As if we donít have enough to watch out for already.
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This last sentence is probably why you hear about a lot of loose wheels flying off vehicles more in the spring and fall because of people switching out summer for winter tires in the Northern climates.

As if we donít have enough to watch out for already.
Having retired from a Tire Company I can't count the number of times our Dealers literally begged customers to come back a week or so after buying new tire/wheel combinations just to re-torque the wheels in order to prevent this problem.

Steel wheels are not usually as big a problem as aluminum wheels as steel wheel centers are "coined". They're stamped in a manner that leaves a bit of a cup where the lug holes are and when lug nuts are torqued some spring tension remains. This keeps the lug nut from loosening with heat/cool cycles as well as wheel flex while driving.

Early aluminum wheels were machined with the back face absolutely flat so when the lug nuts were torqued there was no 'spring' to help keep them from loosening during heat/cool, etc.

Most modern aluminum wheels have a back cut on the wheel that allows the wheel to "spring" slightly as lug nuts are torqued and the old problem has somewhat been solved.

Re-torquing is still important if one wants to really make sure they don't have a loose/lost wheel.
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I retorque my wheels every time I remove a wheel. My truck specs say 150 lbs-ft and my TT is 100. I have never lost a wheel.
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Important to not just have enough torque but also even on all studs. VERY IMPORTANT to re-torque after 50-100 miles when new and when having wheels off for any reason, especially if aluminum wheels.
Yes, that is why I asked as I carry a torque wrench with me and check them every time before I get on the road. Thanks for all the replies.
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I also have a 2205. The torque specifications are located on the trailer tongue, passenger door side (door side of the trailer) even with the battery compartment. Mine is partially hidden by my equalizer brackets. Specs say 95 foot lbs.
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I also have a 2205. The torque specifications are located on the trailer tongue, passenger door side (door side of the trailer) even with the battery compartment. Mine is partially hidden by my equalizer brackets. Specs say 95 foot lbs.
Thanks, I found it. 95 also.
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