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3/29/10 2:38pm - Original Message: 'Wheel lug nut torque Specs'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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I tried looking up it up in past forums but did not find it.  I know that someone provided it once so I'm sure someone had the torque specifications for the wheel lug nuts. 
 
It is funny I never paid any attention to the specifications for my other cars.  Just gave it a good snug fit. 
 
Now I find myself asking how tight to tie my babies shoes.
 
 


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3/29/10 3:51pm - Reply: 'Wheel lug nut torque Specs'
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Bladenboro, NC - USA

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1972 conv., sunfire yellow, blk interior, blk vinyl and convertible top. Off frame restoration with American Speed 383 stroker engine producing 500hp plus a 200hp NOS system. MSD ignition. Hooker super competition headers with chambered exhaust.

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        1965 – 1982 TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS

 

WHEELS                                                                                                                  

            Rally Wheels (Steel)                                                 75                    ¾

            Optional Wheels (aluminum)                                    80*                  ¾ (retorque @ 100 ml.)

BRAKES

            Caliper Mounting Bolts,        front                             70                    5/8

                                                           rear                             70                    5/8

            Caliper Housing Bolts,         front                             130                 13/16

                                                           rear                             60                   5/8

REAR SUSPENSION                                                        

            T-Arm Front (toe-in shims)                                       50+*                5/8 & 11/16 nut

            Spring Retainer (to rear end)(Steel Spring)           70                    13/16 bolt (de-arch spring)

            U-Joint (inner) U-bolts                                               15                    9/16 nut

                                                         caps                            30                    9/16 bolt

            U-Joint (outer) flange bolts                                       75                    5/8 (use locks)

            Strut Rod (inner) camber bolt                                  70*                  ¾ nut

            Strut Rod (outer) shock mount                                 75+*                15/16 nut

            Shock Absorber (upper) bolt                                   60                    5/8 & 11/16 nut

            Shock Absorber (lower) nut                                     40                    ¾

            Bearing Housing to T-Arm                                       30                    9/16 nut

            Spindle Nut                                                              100+                 1 1/16



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