When installing 2024 Volkswagen Touareg wheel spacers, it will be necessary to tighten all the components, whether stock wheel bolts or extended wheel bolts. Applying sufficient torque to secure the wheel hub and spacers ensures smooth and evenly distributed forces during vehicle operation. BONOSS provides detailed installation tutorials to install wheel spacers and wheel bolts properly. You can find BONOSS’s video account on YouTube if you prefer video tutorials.
It is recommended to consult your owner’s manual for specific installation torque instructions. Similarly, BONOSS provides more comprehensive and detailed installation instructions. For reference, based on the 2023 and earlier Volkswagen Touareg models, the specifications are as follows: 5×112 66.5 2024 Volkswagen Touareg wheel spacers with M14x1.5 wheel bolts, torque specification of 140Nm (103.5 Ft-lbs). Since BONOSS extended bolts have the same or higher performance level than stock bolts, they can withstand greater tightening torques.
How to Tighten 2024 Volkswagen Touareg Wheel Spacers?
Before installing 2024 Volkswagen Touareg wheel spacers, you need to remove the wheel and clean any rust or debris from the contact surface of the vehicle’s axle head to ensure a clean fit between the wheel spacers and the contact surface. Align the center bore of the wheel spacers with the center of the rotor and rotate it a few turns to ensure a proper fit.
Use white paper placed in the gap to check the fitment. Align the bolt holes of the wheel spacers with the rotor and then place the bolts. If you choose to use slip-on wheel spacers, install them after aligning the wheel hub, and a wheel hanger can assist you in installing the wheel.
Using a torque wrench with a numerical display to install the bolts on the 2024 Volkswagen Touareg wheel spacers, whether they are stock bolts or extended bolts, instead of using an impact wrench. Using an impact wrench may cause damage to the stock bolt threads or deform the bolt heads. Set the torque wrench to BONOSS’s recommended value and install the bolts. You will hear a crisp clicking sound when the installation is complete. After completing the installation, drive the vehicle in place and perform a steering check to ensure the wheel spacers are properly installed.
Are 2024 Volkswagen Touareg Wheel Spacers Wheel Bolts the Same as Stock?
Bolt-on type 2024 Volkswagen Touareg wheel spacers are secured using 12.9-grade wheel bolts. They are made of SCM440 forged steel, which often has a higher grade than stock wheel bolts. Stock wheel bolts typically have a grade of 10.9. The difference in grades is reflected in the ultimate tensile strength, proof load, and limited life range data. BONOSS provides parts that have undergone destructive testing by organizations such as SGS, TUV, ISO, and complete test reports can be found on their website.
It is important not to over-tighten the bolts beyond their yield strength, as it no longer retains their original size and shape, ultimately compromising their performance in the bolt connection. Ensuring the load is within the bolt’s elastic range is crucial. Designing the bolt with a verified load helps prevent plastic deformation.
As long as the tension of the bolt never exceeds its specified proof load, you can be confident that it will maintain its original size and shape and can be safely reused. The 12.9-grade SCM440 wheel bolts provided by BONOSS have a proof load of up to 121,000 N, ensuring the safety of the 2024 Volkswagen Touareg wheel spacers.
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