Chevrolet Corvette Wheel Torque Specs

Adding new Velgen wheels to your Chevrolet Corvette? You are going to need to know the correct wheel torque specs to secure your wheels to the vehicle properly. At Velgen Wheels, we have made this easy with our Chevrolet Corvette wheel torque specs guide!

What Are Wheel Torque Specs?

Wheel torque specs refer to the specific force required to be applied to a wheel's lug nuts to secure it to the vehicle's hub assembly. The torque specs are usually expressed in pound-feet or Newton meters, and they vary depending on the make and model of the vehicle. Wheel torque specs are important to prevent the wheel from becoming loose or over-tightening, leading to problems such as wheel imbalance, steering vibration, and brake issues. They are typically included in the owner's manual, but we have made this guide to help you out. It is important to use a torque wrench when tightening lug nuts to ensure proper torque is achieved.

Chevrolet Corvette Wheel Torque Specs

The torque specs below should be used as a guide and you should check your user’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommended torque spec. Some models and trim levels may require different specs.



Wheel Torque Spec



Check Manual



75 lb ft



80 lb ft



100 lb ft



100 lb ft



100 lb ft



100 lb ft



140 lb ft

Chevrolet Corvette Lug Nut Torque Sequence

Properly torquing lug nuts is crucial for maintaining the safety and performance of a vehicle. Here are the steps to follow when torquing lug nuts:

  1. Choose the correct torque specification: Refer to the vehicle owner's manual or the specifications above to determine the appropriate torque level for the lug nuts. It is important to use the correct specification as over-tightened lug nuts can damage the wheel or under-tightened lug nuts can result in the wheel coming loose.

  2. Tighten in a star pattern: Start with one lug nut and tighten to about half the torque specification. Move across to the opposite lug nut and repeat the process. Continue this pattern until all lug nuts are tightened to half the specification.

  3. Repeat the star pattern: Tighten each lug nut to the full torque specification in the same star pattern used in step 2. This ensures that the wheel is evenly tightened and reduces the risk of it coming loose.

  4. Use a torque wrench: It is best practice to use a torque wrench to achieve the correct torque level. A torque wrench can accurately measure the force applied to the lug nut and prevent over-tightening.

  5. Re-torque after driving: After driving for a short period of time, re-check and retorque the lug nuts to ensure they have not loosened. This is especially important after installing new wheels or tires.

By following these steps, you can properly torque your lug nuts and ensure the safety and performance of your vehicle. Remember to always use the correct torque specification and a torque wrench for accurate results.

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