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The 2015, 2016 etc.. wheel lug nut torque of 130 ft/lb is incorrect. Tire shops like Discount Tire and others also have the incorrect torque. Way too high !
The correct torque is 100 ft/lb - maybe they were mixing up n/m with ft/lb.
After a bit of research on this, here is a service bulletin with NOTE that the torque spec has changed:

Safety Recall S16 / NHTSA 16V-168 Left Front Brake
Caliper
NOTE: The wheel lug nut torque specification has been updated.
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Install the left front wheel/tire assembly.
Tighten lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 N·m).

https://chrysler.oemdtc.com/106/saf...2015-2016-jeep-grand-cherokee-dodge-durango/5

This frustrates me that Jeep does not get the info out to people and tire shops before a law suit occurs where studs and wheels come flying off - not to mention rotor warpage and hole reamage !!! No Ninja Nuts allowed.
 

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The 2015, 2016 etc.. wheel lug nut torque of 130 ft/lb is incorrect. Tire shops like Discount Tire and others also have the incorrect torque. Way too high !
The correct torque is 100 ft/lb - maybe they were mixing up n/m with ft/lb.
After a bit of research on this, here is a service bulletin with NOTE that the torque spec has changed:

Safety Recall S16 / NHTSA 16V-168 Left Front Brake
Caliper
NOTE: The wheel lug nut torque specification has been updated.
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Install the left front wheel/tire assembly.
Tighten lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 N·m).

https://chrysler.oemdtc.com/106/saf...2015-2016-jeep-grand-cherokee-dodge-durango/5

This frustrates me that Jeep does not get the info out to people and tire shops before a law suit occurs where studs and wheels come flying off - not to mention rotor warpage and hole reamage !!! No Ninja Nuts allowed.

130 is the correct torque specs for non-SRT WD/WK. The recall has been updated to show 130/lbs ft not 100 View attachment s16.pdf .
 

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The link provided by the OP has both 100ftlb and 130ftlb in different parts of the procedure; the updated bulletin provided by BUCKE77 has been corrected to have 130ftlb in both places.

So this is a false alarm.
 
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