# Frequent question: How many foot pounds do you torque a half inch bolt?

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## What should a 1/2 bolt be torqued to?

US Recommended Bolt Torque

Size Recommended Torque
1/2″ 37 90
9/16″ 53 129
5/8″ 73 180

## How much torque is needed to tighten a bolt?

Typical maximum recommended thightening torques for metric bolts

Size (mm) Typical Maximum Tightening Torque (Nm)
Property Class
M8 28.8 41.3
M10 57.3 81.8
M12 99.8 143

## How do you find the torque specs on a bolt?

Begin with the formula T = K x U x D x P, where T is the torque, K is a standard representing 1.33, U is the coefficient of friction, D is the diameter of the fasteners, and P is the necessary preload.

## How do you know what torque to use?

Mark the tightened fastener and surrounding application. In the tightening direction, begin to slowly apply force to the tool until the first movement in the fastener is noted. The reading recorded is a good indication of the original torque applied to the joint. This is the best way to determine residual torque.

## What are the torque specifications?

By definition, torque refers to the amount of rotational force at the point of application. When attaching a wheel to a vehicle, torque specifications are the amount of force recommended on the hardware to ensure proper installation. Following exact torque specifications matters for a number of reasons.

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## Is bolt a specification 1367?

The IS 1367 Grade 8.8 specification covers carbon steel bolts and studs ranging from M-6 to M-39 diameter. We use high carbon steel material and high alloy steel raw materials to achieve the required properties in this standard.

## What is the torque on a 1 inch bolt?

Recommended bolt torques

Size (in) Torque (lbf ft)
3/4 115 128
7/8 129 194
1 188 287

## How do you know if a bolt is tight enough?

Direct tension indicators are washers that have small protrusions on them. When the bolt is tightened, the gap between the unturned element and the washer decreases. The size of the gap is then measured and when it reaches the desired size, the bolt is pronounced tightened.

## How much torque does a 14mm bolt need?

Metric Recommended Bolt Torque

Bolt Diameter (mm) Recommended Torque (Nm)
Class 8.8 Class 10.9
12 100 135
14 160 215
16 245 335

## How do you determine tight torque?

” The best way to determine correct torque is through experimentation under actual assembly conditions. “

1. Turn-of-the-Nut. Specific Tension can be accurately reflected in the number of rotations a fastener needs to bring the parts of an assembly together.
2. Direct Tension Indicator.

## What is the torque spec for lug nuts?

And when you look at that, and realize that the average torque required on a lug nut, to hold the wheel on, is 80 to 90 ft-lbs, well you can imagine how over-tightened some of these lug nuts are.

## What torque wrench should I buy?

The bigger the drive and the longer the handle, the more torque they can deliver. Most home mechanics will find that a torque wrench with a 1/2-inch drive and at least an 18-inch handle is the best choice for lug nuts, cylinder heads, suspension bushings, and other likely uses.

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## Can torque wrench loosen bolts?

A torque wrench is a tightening tool.

It is a very sensitive and precise tightening tool, and should never been used to loosen bolts.