Many Lucid Air owners who tend to change their original equipped wheels usually end up replacing the lug nuts to fit the aftermarket wheels and improve the performance. Since the lug nuts are standard components that are used to secure the wheel to your Lucid Air. The safety of the wheel nuts is crucial to keep the wheels on your vehicle. When upgrading your Lucid Air lug nuts, it is very important to check out the torque before driving. At high-speed driving, even if a broken lug nut can cause vibration, or worse, making your wheels fall off the hub assembly. The major reasons for broken lug nuts that cause a wheel to separate from the hub can be traced back to several things: lug nut type, quality, and torque. It may seem like a simple matter to ensure that your Lucid Air lug nuts are properly tightened before driving, but even this simple maintenance act is so often overlooked.
What Kind of Lucid Air Lug Nuts Do I Need?
After figuring out the thread and seat type of your Lucid Air lug nuts, then the material is one of the important things to ensure safety. BONOSS offers high-quality forged Lucid Air lug nuts that are available in a variety of colors to suit your style preferences. Although many stores claim that they are selling Aluminum lug nuts, but they are not made by the forged process. In fact, they are cheap casting lugs. Forging provides higher performance Air lug nuts than casting. It further enhances the hardness and toughness. With the same material and cost, the strength and safety of forged Lucid Air nuts are far higher than casting ones. BONOSS provides forged Titanium lug nuts (Tensile Strength≥1,110Mpa), and the forged 7075-T6 Aluminum lug nuts (Tensile Strength≥572Mpa), they are fully SGS TUV ISO standard test reports certificated. And the Tensile Strength of the cheap alternatives is approximately 125Mpa below. When facing bump and impact loads, higher tensile strength can bear greater forces without breaking.
What’s the Torque of BONOSS Lucid Air Lug Nuts?
When you finally get the new Lucid Air lug nuts and are ready to install, properly torqued them are extremely important. Wheel lug nuts are designed to fasten your wheels with a clamping force. When torqued to the manufacturer-specified spec, they will make a strong mechanical connection to the threads on the vehicle hub. Here is the reference tightening torque for BONOSS Lucid Air wheel lug nuts:
M12: reference 113NM (83.3 Ft-tb)
M14: reference 140NM (103.5 Ft-tb)
1/2-20UNF: reference 130NM (95.8 Ft-tb)
It is very important to ensure the Lucid Air lug nuts are torqued to the correct specifications. Even if there is only one lug nut that is undertorqued, it can continue to loosen itself through the vibrations while driving at high speed. As a result, it will unseat the wheel from the hub and create additional vibrations as it spins erratically. This can put pressure on the lug nut itself that it was unable to handle, leading to eventual failure, even though the nuts haven’t slid off first and the rim hasn’t separated from the hub completely yet. Over torquing your Lucid Air lug nuts can have similar effects. Stretched lug nuts can lead to warped brakes as loads are distributed unevenly across the hardware. The previously-mentioned cracking and shearing can also separate the lug nut from the hub, and potentially lead to catastrophic wheel loss.