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How Tight Should 2022 Tesla Model Y Lug Nuts Be?
By caid4315|2022-02-19T08:32:32+00:00February 19th, 2022|Blog|
The 2022 Tesla Model Y lug nuts are designed to secure the wheel to threaded wheel studs. They must be tightened in an alternating pattern. A wheel with five lug nuts is tightened in a star-shaped pattern, while one with only four lug nuts makes an X shape. This ensures an even weight distribution across the wheel mounting plate. Improperly torquing these 2022 Tesla Model Y lug nuts will damage the wheels and brake rotors. You can even hear an unusual noise when the lug nuts are loose. To torque the lug nuts well, it is highly recommended to use a calibrated torque wrench. Although an impact wrench makes it easy to tighten the lug nuts, a torque wrench would be the best option at the final tightening step.
How to Torque the 2022 Tesla Model Y Lug Nuts?
When tightening these 2022 Tesla Model Y lug nuts, make sure the threads are free of dirt, grit, etc. Many customers would apply a lubricant, but avoid using it on either seat of the wheel or nut. The seat is the main friction point where torque works on. It is always good to tighten the 2022 Tesla Model Y lug nuts properly while it is bad for over-tightening or under-tightening. The best way to tighten a lug nut is to use a torque wrench to torque every lug nut. Set the torque wrench to the manufacturer’s recommended value. Then simply turn the wrench handle until it reaches the torque mark. When the lug nuts are properly torqued down, you will feel a click around the head of the wrench. Over tightening causes stress fractures, which make the lug nuts stretch the stud, leading to failure around the rotor. Under tightening the lug nuts, the clamping force will be not enough to secure the wheels.
When to Retorque 2022 Tesla Model Y Lug Nuts?
The best time to retorque these 2022 Tesla Model Y lug nuts is after driving for about 50 to 100 kilometers. This usually applies after you’ve had fully disassembled the wheels recently. If there is a lug nut loose, you will notice something unusual at that time (like a vibration or noise). Retighten them immediately. If you were to wait longer than that, a loose lug nut could become looser. Once they were loosening enough, eventually your wheel could fall off, which would obviously be very scary while driving. The general rule for an M12 lug nut torque is usually around 113NM(83.3ft/lb), and for an M14 lug nut, it is around 140NM(103.5ft/lb). These are reference values only, you still need to check on the manufacturer’s specifications. Get your 2022 Tesla Model Y lug nuts checked and drive safe and secure!