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Old 06-04-2012, 10:37 AM
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I just pull the wheels off so I could paint the calipers while the brake components are clean and noticed that the lug nuts were extremely loose. Use a torque wrench to tighten to the specs in the manual. I am going for 100 ft lbs.
 
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:32 AM
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100 is a good number. Having loose nuts and varying torque does not help braking.
I'll bet you this is a good reason why people on this thread are having issues:
https://www.mazdaforum.com/forum/maz...n-shake-29051/
It's definitely a good idea having other items re-torqued as well (suspension, motor mounts).
Nice find. It's why Jeff Gordon didn't have a good finish in yesterdays NASCAR race.
 
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:38 PM
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Most steel rims are torqued to 85 lbs ft, most alloy rims are torqued to 100 lbs ft.

Alloy rims must be torqued again after 50 to 100 miles of driving!

I shouldn't yell, but this one could safe some one's life.
 
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