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      09-30-2020, 05:43 PM   #1
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Torque wrench setting for lug nuts info

My old ZHP was 88 but no clue on the X2. I read somewhere 110, is that accurate? TIA
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Found this:

https://www.wheel-size.com/size/bmw/x2/2020/

So apparently 120Nm or roughly 88.5 lb-ft. I guess it's the same as on my ZHP
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Just a little food for thought that definitely goes against what a lot of people say... I used to try to follow the torque specs, but I've had lugs and nuts come loose at the 90 lb/ft so I'm generally at 100-110. I have a habit of doing it by feel and going back to check it with my torque wrench just to hear the click. Of course my torque wrench could be crap.. I treat it properly. I have had this conversation with my cousin whom I let use my tools/quickjack. Almost every season when changing tires he goes with his 80 lb/ft setting from Honda. I did cross check with my own torque wrench (he bought his own) and we're pretty much spot on. However I tell him to A) check it when he gets home and B) Check it a few weeks later. He isn't too embarrassed to call me and tell me that in both cases his are loose again and had to retorque it. I know maybe going to 110 is "too much" but I've had at least two wheels come too close to coming off in the past (10 yrs or so ago) and I just am happy as a clam the way I do it. The last time my e60 did this I stopped on the side of the road to tighten it, then drove one exit and tightened it again.. and then a third time I just gave it a good beating. It probably wasn't sitting right from turning on the highway.. but still.. ugh.
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Just a little food for thought that definitely goes against what a lot of people say... I used to try to follow the torque specs, but I've had lugs and nuts come loose at the 90 lb/ft so I'm generally at 100-110. I have a habit of doing it by feel and going back to check it with my torque wrench just to hear the click. Of course my torque wrench could be crap.. I treat it properly. I have had this conversation with my cousin whom I let use my tools/quickjack. Almost every season when changing tires he goes with his 80 lb/ft setting from Honda. I did cross check with my own torque wrench (he bought his own) and we're pretty much spot on. However I tell him to A) check it when he gets home and B) Check it a few weeks later. He isn't too embarrassed to call me and tell me that in both cases his are loose again and had to retorque it. I know maybe going to 110 is "too much" but I've had at least two wheels come too close to coming off in the past (10 yrs or so ago) and I just am happy as a clam the way I do it. The last time my e60 did this I stopped on the side of the road to tighten it, then drove one exit and tightened it again.. and then a third time I just gave it a good beating. It probably wasn't sitting right from turning on the highway.. but still.. ugh.
Must be the road conditions on the 128 All my years switching tires on my ZHP I've never had one come lose. Perhaps I just lucked out. Will torque to 90lb-ft and recheck after 1-2 tankfuls of gas.

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BMW switched over to M14 size lug bolts (across most all platforms a number of years ago) and the torque spec went up accordingly versus the older cars with M12 size bolts. The correct torque spec is 140 N-m which translates to 103 ft-lbs.
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BMW switched over to M14 size lug bolts (across most all platforms a number of years ago) and the torque spec went up accordingly versus the older cars with M12 size bolts. The correct torque spec is 140 N-m which translates to 103 ft-lbs.
Thanks! I was reading the owners manual and it did say 140Nm but it was referencing the spare tire. I was thinking if it was different ratings for a spare and regular wheel. This answers it.
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