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12-20-2015, 10:04 AM
Haven't been here in a while; I know you missed me!

Can anyone tell me the proper lug nut torque for my 2006 329RLT Mountaineer? So far unable to find it on the web and I can't find my notes for the trailer either. Just bein' dumb today.

12-20-2015, 10:56 AM
My larger lugs are torqued to 120# if I remember correctly my old OEM lugs torqued to 115#

12-20-2015, 11:24 AM
Hi Tim,
Glad you are one here, no problem with axing questions :)
and.. why isn't it going anywhere.. that is not the idea.

12-20-2015, 02:13 PM
Info is in this generic owner's manual. Starts on page #23.


12-20-2015, 03:19 PM
6 lugs or 8? I have 8 and book says between 110 and 120 ft/lbs, so I split the difference and use 115 ft/lbs. Just checked them this morning since we just moved.

6 lug is different and I don't remember the spec except that it was less. If a range is specified then pick the number in the exact middle.

12-20-2015, 05:20 PM
The Dexter Manual says all their lug bolts are grade 8, and if 1/2" X 20, max torque is 120 ft lbs, and for the 9/16" bolts, 170 ft lbs max. The torque to be applied is determined by the wheel manufacturer, so this info should be in the Keystone paperwork (find it hard to call it a manual).

12-20-2015, 11:08 PM
My wheels have six studs.

12-21-2015, 02:25 AM
We have always had 8 stud axles, have always torqued to 115

12-21-2015, 02:57 AM
Wheel studs only affect the pattern used to torque the nuts...range of 90-120 ft lbs is still correct. Pattern is: top stud, bottom stud, top right stud, bottom left stud, bottom right stud, top left stud. Happy torquing. John