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Old 05-30-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Wheel Lugs coming Loose

Okay i just purchased some new 22" wheels for my car and when i went to tighten the lug nuts i couldnt get to them becouse the housing where the lugs go for the rims where to small to fit the wrench in so i had to tighten it with a 7/8 socket with a breaker bar. Well all was fine until 2 days went by and i noticed a sound coming from the rear tire and there it was a loose lug nut just rattling around the inside cover of the rim. so it made me check all the lug nuts and a couple where loose. but i made sure to tighten them real good so what else can i do to make sure this doesnt happen again?
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:31 AM   #2
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It's pretty common that you have to tighten them about two days after you put them on again.

Now after you tightened them again you should be good.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:16 AM   #3
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You also need to purchase a torque wrench.
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The torque spec for the lug nuts is 140 lb/ft
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:07 PM   #5
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It's pretty common that you have to tighten them about two days after you put them on again.

Now after you tightened them again you should be good.
Exactly what we tell all of our customers....
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:07 PM   #6
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all is well took the wheels to discount tires and they said it was the lug nuts so i purchased some new ones for after market rims and hopefully i will help. Thanks all for the inputs
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