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Radarcontact
07-15-2011, 08:22 AM
Hey guys, in 30 minutes I am going to have my new tires put on (!!!!!).

I thought the factory wheel torque spec for our wheel was changed a while back, but my searches on this and fanatics forum turned up nothing. With more time I could prob find it but don't have the time.

Anyone know offhand what the factory wheel torque spec was, and if you know if, what it got "upgraded" to?

kayger12
07-15-2011, 08:23 AM
Always went with 88 ft/lbs. Believe that's what's in the Bentley.

danewilson77
07-15-2011, 08:24 AM
About 89 ft-lbs

danewilson77
07-15-2011, 08:24 AM
OK....go with 88.5 ft-lbs...hehe

kayger12
07-15-2011, 08:33 AM
:rofl

Radarcontact
07-15-2011, 08:37 AM
Awesome, thanks!
I tell him to take the square root of the average, squared, of 88.0 and 89.0 ;)

Radarcontact
07-15-2011, 09:04 AM
Always went with 88 ft/lbs. Believe that's what's in the Bentley.

Btw, where did you find that? I looked in 300-5 and didn't see it there. Index was no help either.

danewilson77
07-15-2011, 09:07 AM
I found it online....in several places....and it makes sense.

Radarcontact
07-15-2011, 09:09 AM
Ahhh...didn't even think about that. Lol

kayger12
07-15-2011, 09:25 AM
Just looked again and couldn't find it in the Bentley, but I do have an E46 torque spec card from bimmertools.com and it shows it, ironically enough, as 88.5 ft/lbs.

kayger12
07-15-2011, 09:27 AM
Now I found it-- page 010-11 of the Bentley shows wheel to wheel hub tightening torque as 90 +/- 7 ft/lbs.

Radarcontact
07-15-2011, 10:11 AM
Ahhhh...new rubber!!! The Contis gripped like crazy on the way home (even being brand spanking new) and are sooooooo quite compared to the old Pilots. Very happy!

kayger12
07-15-2011, 11:06 AM
Ahhhh...new rubber!!! The Contis gripped like crazy on the way home (even being brand spanking new) and are sooooooo quite compared to the old Pilots. Very happy!

Good to hear. Thinking about tires a lot lately as I'll be due before long.

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Chad44
07-29-2011, 01:56 PM
Not to shake up the "known knowledge" or anything, but I came across an oem tool kit from BMW that included a pre-set(not adjustable) torque wrench that was advertised as 128 NM or roughly 95 ft-lb... has anyone seen that before?

danewilson77
07-29-2011, 02:10 PM
Not to shake up the "known knowledge" or anything, but I came across an oem tool kit from BMW that included a pre-set(not adjustable) torque wrench that was advertised as 128 NM or roughly 95 ft-lb... has anyone seen that before?

No. Link please.

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Chad44
07-30-2011, 09:52 AM
Had to do some searching, but I found it... It says 130Nm (95.87 lbs)
I came across it on the tischer parts site:

OEM BMW Jack Set
For all vehicles except the X3, X5, and X6 SAVs. Kit includes scissors-type jack, jack ratchet handle, torque wrench (130Nm), folding wedge sheel chock, cotton gloves, tire marking chalk, and operating instrutions.
Item # 71106773536*

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=searchAccessory&siteid=214672&catalogid=4462

Oli77
07-30-2011, 10:19 AM
Well I'll be, my Bentley says in several places:

Road wheel to hub: 100 10 Nm (74 7 ft-lb).