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Old 08-03-2009
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Thumbs up wheel lug torque specs

Anyone have a link or the torque specs for 97 CTD 2500

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Lug Nut Torque Specs

Subject: Re: [RAM] Lug nut torque specs
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 01:11:44 EST
From: Drdonnelly@aol.com
To: ramtruck
torque spec for 2500 wheels is 135 ft LB dry. I use grease and 115 ft lb.

  • 80-110 ft lbs (108-150 Nm) on 5 stud wheels
  • 120-150 ft lbs (163-203 NM) on 8 stud single wheels
  • 130-160 ft lbs (176-217 NM) on 8 stud dual wheels
I always use Never-Seez on my wheel studs.

I torque mine to 130.
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I take mine to 140 with no seize on the threads, and then check them again after a 100 km's or so.
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According to the '97 Service Manual.
"Br2500 8 stud wheel 180 N-m (135 ft. lbs)
Br3500 8 stud (Dual wheel) 195 N-m (145 ft. lbs)

Re-check after 160 kilometers (100 miles), then re-check after 800 kilometers (500 miles)"
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Wow! I've been running mine at 100 ft lbs, with oil, forever. Guess I better tighten up a little.
'96 Ram 2500 CTD, 4x4, homebuilt flatbed, 3:55's, posi1 ton brake cylinders. ISSPRO gauges. Thuren Fab track bar. Skyjacker D25's. DSS, HD steering.
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