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Hi guys,

Anyone uses McGard Wheel Locks?  A technician in the tire shop said these should not be torqued to Ford-recommended 160 lb.ft because the key may brake.

Anyone has knowledge about Mcgard max torque specs? Any experience?

Thanks and happy driving :)

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While that makes a lot of sense (most passenger car lug nuts are torqued somewhere around 75 ft lbs give or take) I'd contact McGard directly to ask for their recommendation.  Meanwhile, if you already have the locking lugs on or want to add them it's doubtful there were be any harm in torquing the lock to 75 and your other four lugs to 160.  

 

It would really suck to torque those locks all the way up to 160 then have the key snap off when you were trying to remove one by the side of the road.....in the dark....in the rain....on your anniversary ;)

 

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I already contacted McGard and will post the reply when it arrives. 

It is strange though, that there is no specification on the max torque posted on McGard website.

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On 10/23/2019 at 4:04 PM, Tronjo said:

I already contacted McGard and will post the reply when it arrives. 

It is strange though, that there is no specification on the max torque posted on McGard website.

Just an update: No reply from McGard so far.

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