If you own a Honda CR-V, you’ve likely needed to change a tire or remove the wheels at some point. And to do that, you need the right socket size to remove the lug nuts. So what size socket do you need for a Honda CR-V?
Honda CRV Lug Nuts Sizes
The lug nuts on most Honda CR-V models from 1997-2021 are 12×1.5 mm with a torque spec of 80 ft-lbs. This means you’ll need a 19mm socket to remove or install the lug nuts.
Some models like the CR-V EX may use slightly different lug nut sizes, so always check your owner’s manual to confirm the lug nut size for your specific CR-V.
Here are the common Honda CR-V lug nut sizes by model year:
- 1997-2001: 12×1.5 mm, 19mm socket
- 2002-2006: 12×1.5 mm, 19mm socket
- 2007-2011: 12×1.5 mm, 19mm socket
- 2012-2016: 12×1.5 mm, 19mm socket
- 2017-2021: 12×1.5 mm, 19mm socket
So in most cases, having a 19mm, 6-point socket is what you’ll need to change a tire or swap wheels on a Honda CR-V. It’s a good idea to keep a 19mm socket in your car’s emergency kit for tire changes.
Proper Torque for Honda CRV Lug Nuts
In addition to having the right size socket, it’s important to tighten the CR-V’s lug nuts to the proper torque spec. This ensures the wheels are securely fastened without over-tightening.
The factory torque specification for most Honda CR-V lug nuts is 80 ft-lbs. Once you’ve hand-tightened the lug nuts after changing a tire, you’ll want to use a torque wrench to tighten them to 80 ft-lbs of torque in a star pattern.
It’s easy to over-tighten lug nuts with an impact wrench, so a click-style torque wrench is highly recommended. Overtightening can damage the wheel studs or lug nuts over time.
Under-torquing lug nuts can be equally problematic and dangerous. When lug nuts are too loose, the wheel will not be properly secured which could lead to vibration, wheel damage or the wheel falling off in extreme cases.
Always refer to your owner’s manual’s torque specs. Some CR-V models may call for slightly different lug nut torque – but 80 ft-lbs is the most common.
Upgrading your factory Honda CR-V lug nuts to aftermarket lug nuts like BONOSS can provide extra security and peace of mind. Here are some benefits of choosing BONOSS:
Durability – BONOSS Honda CRV lug nuts are made from special steel that is heat treated for superior durability compared to weaker factory nuts. The last thing you want is a lug nut cracking under torque.
Security – With a special lock design, BONOSS Honda CRV lug nuts resist thieves trying to quickly remove your wheels. The CR-V’s alloy wheels are a tempting target for thieves, so deterring them is important.
Appearance – Dress up your CR-V’s wheels with BONOSS’ black lug nuts. They look great while also boosting security.
Precision Fit – Computer-controlled machining ensures a precise, consistent fit. Poorly made lug nuts may not properly fit your CR-V’s studs.
Easy Installation – BONOSS includes a handy 19mm socket to install their lug nuts, no other tools needed. Just swap them on and tighten to spec with a torque wrench.
Thousands of Honda owners have upgraded to BONOSS Honda CRV lug nuts for better security and peace of mind. For optimal performance and safety, be sure to always have your CR-V’s lug nuts torqued properly after swapping wheels or tires. Investing in a quality set of lug nuts like BONOSS is recommended.