What Do I Need To Torque My Trailer Lug Nuts To?

When you are installing tires or using a trailer for the first time, it's important to have the lug nuts torqued to the proper torque specs. Incorrect torque can cause loosening, cracking, and breaking.

Different trailer wheels and materials and stud sizes require different foot-pounds of torque. This chart is from the Lippert Components manual, check your axles manual for the torque specs of your trailer.


It's important to torque and check torque after the first install and periodically up to at least 50 miles of use.

Make sure to start tightening by hand to prevent cross-threading.

Wheel Size

Stud Size

1st Stage

2nd Stage

3rd Stage

14"

1/2"

​20-25 ft-lbs

​50-60 ft-lbs

90-120 ft-lbs

15"

1/2"

​20-25 ft-lbs

​50-60 ft-lbs

90-120 ft-lbs

16"

1/2"

​20-25 ft-lbs

​50-60 ft-lbs

90-120 ft-lbs

16.5" x 6.75"

1/2"

​20-25 ft-lbs

​50-60 ft-lbs

90-120 ft-lbs

16"

9/16"

​20-25 ft-lbs

60-70 ft-lbs

120-130 ft-lbs

16.5" x 6.75"

9/16"

​20-25 ft-lbs

60-70 ft-lbs

120-130 ft-lbs

16" Dual and 17.5" Cone Nut

5/8"

​50-60 ft-lbs

100-120 ft-lbs

190-210 ft-lbs

16" Dual and 17.5" Flange Nut

5/8"

​50-60 ft-lbs

150-200 ft-lbs

275-325 ft-lbs

14.5" Demount

1/2"

85-95 ft-lbs

85-95 ft-lbs

85-95 ft-lbs



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