So on my 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium - specifically with the stock TItanium/Hybrid wheels....
I decided I should check the lug torque and/or test my wrench and socket to see if I could get
the lug nuts off or tighten them. Well it is very hard on that car, with what I have anyway, to
move those lug nuts (I used a 17mm socket and have a 13/16" one too). Didn't have to apply
too much force to get them to strip just a bit. So ouch....
Could not do much, and the lugs rounded a bit before I quit so I hopefully did not do too much
damage. I plan to order a full set of McGard chrome lugs (much better quality) and get
the dealer to replace them all. I have the Ford wheel locks on there already. I believe the
McGard part is 64012.
Can somebody tell me the correct size of the lugs? I found McGard M12 x 1.5", but the spare
lugs I measured seemed more like 1.25". The wheel lock specs say 1.50" and seem a bit
longer than the lugs. I think this may be partially why I had a hard time removing the existing
ones. Nut sure why I can't get a socket fully onto the lug. Works fine on the spare lugs off
the car. So I stripped them....
Size 1.5" will protrude just a bit like the wheel locks do now, but maybe this is good as it will
be easier to get off.
Open to other brands if anybody has experience.
Any suggestions /experience to remedy this? The stock lugs are close to flush with the rim.
Rim is pretty much this one here: http://bit.ly/1KWwYqP