Have a 15 Hyundai Accent, I changed all the brakes and rotors on (as well as struts and shocks).
Mfg states 80 ft lbs for wheel torque. Original rims, and wheel hub are on the car. After driving the car to pickup my kid about 20 miles... I rechecked the lugnuts and one or two will turn ever so slightly before the torque wrench clicks. I've done this twice and both front wheels do the same thing.
I checked my torque wrench for accuracy by hanging a 20lb weight off of it 15 inches back with the torque value of 25lbs ((15/12) × 20) = 25. Clicked.. moved setting up a tad, and it wouldn't click. So I was pretty happy with the results. I always store at lowest setting too.
I never really paid attention since it was my commuter car I always worked on, so I was the one driving after the work. I'm more cautious and maybe overthinking it this time, since it's my wife who drives this car with my kid back and forth.
A couple things.. so, is it the new rotors, which are oem.. compressing a tad because they're new and soft? Also, I couldn't get the rear shocks off because they were seized to the metal sleeve, so I took it to a mechanic I've used in the past (on this car as well). He obviously removed the rear wheels. Checking the rear, the torque seems fine, and I replaced the rear rotors and pads as well at the same time as the front.
This time when retorquing, I bumped the torque wrench up a little closer to 81lbs.. not all the way.
What are your thoughts? Thanks!