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I have added a 1/2" Breakover Bar and a 22mm socket for removing the wheel lug nuts in case I have a flat. The wheel nut torque is 140 ft. lbs. and I would be surprised if you could remove the lug nuts easily with the stock wrench that is supplied with the spare. This wheel nut torque is a lot more than the most recent vehicles I have owned.
 

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While I applaud your efforts in being prepared for a flat tire, I'm a bit too old to change a tire. AAA is on speed dial and On Star is a button away. In the past I've done what you are doing and I've even changed a tire or two on the side of the interstate with traffic speeding by at 70mph......just can't do that anymore.
If you are familiar with automotive mechanics, an adjustable wrench, set of screw drivers and a few variations of pliers are always good to carry around in a car. Even one of those 200 piece sets of various tools in a box is good to have......never know when you may need help a damsel in distress at the local grocery store......
 

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140ft/lbs seems really high. Where did you get that info, btw. Just curious because I've had a heck of a time finding a manual with any torque specs for my ride. With that said, if it really is that high I would loosen them up and retighten with the stock wrench, or your own so you don't have any problems removing them in an emergency.

To answer your question, I keep a 32pc socket set with needle nose pliers, adjustable wrench, some allen keys, flat & Philips screw drivers in all my vehicles. Haven't ever had to use them on the road, but its good having the peace of mind.
 

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140ft/lbs seems really high. Where did you get that info, btw. Just curious because I've had a heck of a time finding a manual with any torque specs for my ride. With that said, if it really is that high I would loosen them up and retighten with the stock wrench, or your own so you don't have any problems removing them in an emergency.

To answer your question, I keep a 32pc socket set with needle nose pliers, adjustable wrench, some allen keys, flat & Philips screw drivers in all my vehicles. Haven't ever had to use them on the road, but its good having the peace of mind.
 

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The Wheel nut torque specification came from the Owner's Manual. It is on page 353 of the 2020 Owner's Manual.
 

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Most of the alumimum wheels ive had are 135-140......
 
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