Yeup! Just don't loosen them too much. And you should probably loosen them all at once, then tighten them down (as you stated) in the star pattern.2002m5 said:I'd like to retorque my wheel lugs just to make sure they're all torqued to spec. In order to do this, can I simply loosen all of lugs on each wheel and then retorque them in a diagonal star fashion?
Thanks in advance.
u just need 17mm sockets, it doesn't matter if it's 3/8 or 1/2.2002m5 said:Is it bad if I loosen up the lugs a little while the car is on the ground and then retorque them?
Also, will I need a 3/8" or a 1/2" socket/torque wrench to take off the lugs?
yup, don't try to loosen the (overtorqued) lugs when your car is raised up, at least not the front wheels... you probably won't be able to... =) i usually loosen them before jacking up my car, and then remove them afterwards...2002m5 said:Thanks AYN.
Is it bad if I loosen up the lugs a little while the car is on the ground and then retorque them?