Originally Posted by TheOldMan76
I read a lot of posts concerning tire pressures, wheel lug nut torque etc.
1. I have a 30 yr old 5er. There are no tire pressures stamped on the wheels. New tires (Carlisle) indicate 80psi, and Carlisle says they must be inflated to that. How do I know if those wheels will stand that pressure?
2. Is it advisable to use a torque wrench on these wheels? What would the amt of torque be?
3. I've read pros and cons on using never-sieze on the lugs. Any comments?
4. Just installed all new self adjusting brake assemblies. Is there a method of "burning them in"? Do I need to make a number of stops so they all self adjust prior to going on the road?
Obviously I'm new at this!
1. If it says 80 lbs on the side of the tire, that is the max pressure which you would run if you were close to the max weight rating of the tire. Normally, you'll run less than that. The wheel, unless damaged, should take that pressure easily.
2. I always torqued my lug nuts, but lots of people don't with no ill effects. More important is to re-torque them after driving 50 miles or so.
3. I've never used an anti-seize compound on lug nuts. It will change the amount of torque you should put on the nuts because it also acts as a lubricant.
4. No burn in required.