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How many ft lbs do I need to torque aftermarket aluminum wheels to? 850xp

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Most folks do 40-50 ft lbs for the aluminum rims.


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How many ft lbs do I need to torque aftermarket aluminum wheels to? 850xp

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Polaris Service manual states 75 ft lbs for the factory alloy wheels.
Would think the aftermarket wheel manufacturer specs would be close.....sure as hell higher than 20 ft lbs.
 

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My SO's 1999 Sportsman 500 is listed at 15 ft/lbs for both front and rear.
 

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I go 75 on the lugs with alum
 

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75 is the spec, but that is too much. You will strip and/or spin the studs. I just get them good and tight using a 3/8 ratchet now. Have never had one come loose.
 

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My SO's 1999 Sportsman 500 is listed at 15 ft/lbs for both front and rear.
Your 500 has 5/16" studs the 850's have 9/16" studs and yes the aluminum wheels are supposed to be 70 to 75 steel wheels Are 40 to 45 on the 850 and 550
 

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I do 60 ft.lbs on aluminum wheels.
 

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I ended up going with 50 ft lbs. Gonna ride it some more and re torque the wheels.

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the 20 pounds was taken from my polaris service manual...i found a few discrepencies in the manual so far...sorry..
 

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.....I just get them good and tight using a 3/8 ratchet now. Have never had one come loose.
This is exactly what I do,.........after breaking three torquing to service manual scecs.
 
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