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Replacing my Stock Lug Nuts - Need help

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#21 OFFLINE   gkinla

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 09:56 PM

Very few people on this Forum have reported changing their OEM lugnuts. I brought this up last year when a couple of mine got bent after having my tires changed.

Once a Ford lugnut gets bent the problems can begin.

 

Perhaps any of us that went to the effort to buy a spare tire, jack and lug wrench ought to do a dry run under optimal conditions in the garage.

No sense waiting for the flat tire before finding out if your equipment will work.

 

BTW, look here for Jack placement, etc.

 

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#22 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 11:16 PM

Been there, done that!

Bravo! 

 

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#23 OFFLINE   Texasota

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 01:20 PM

Perhaps any of us that went to the effort to buy a spare tire, jack and lug wrench ought to do a dry run under optimal conditions in the garage.

No sense waiting for the flat tire before finding out if your equipment will work.

I was thinking the same thing and I'm going to add to my "to do " list.



#24 OFFLINE   smr2112

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 01:40 PM

And this is what my mangled lug nut looked like once I got it back from the dealer

after putting on the new ones.

 

I tried to use a rubber mallet to bang on the socket, but it was not simple and I did

get just one off before I decided not to ruin any more.  I mangled a few slightly.  The

dealer obviously had to hack this one off.

 

I am really curious to know what some others who have not yet touched their lugs

find out when they do a simple "fit" test of their socket/wrench.  Please, tell me I'm crazy...

 

My mangled Lug

 


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 03:04 PM

And this is what my mangled lug nut looked like once I got it back from the dealer

after putting on the new ones.

So what causes this? Discount Tire has rotated tires twice on our Energi and the lug nuts look like they've never had a wrench touch them...


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:31 PM

So what causes this? Discount Tire has rotated tires twice on our Energi and the lug nuts look like they've never had a wrench touch them...

This problem of bending the caps on the OEM lugnuts can be mostly avoided with the proper equipment and training.

Inexperienced tire employees; worn out, wrong sized or poor quality lugnut socket; over doing it with an impact gun instead of hand loosening/tightening; incorrect torque spec's can cause this.  Some good tire shops keep spares on hand and simply replace any OEM's that are bent.

Even at home you can run into trouble if the lugnut was torqued too tight or your socket is not properly seated, etc.

 

smr2112 - if the Ford Dealer had a hard time with them, I doubt it was anything you did.

 

HB, you have a good deal going with your Discount Tire Store store.

My local DTS sold out and the folks that replaced them aren't even close to the DTS standards.


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:46 PM

So what causes this? Discount Tire has rotated tires twice on our Energi and the lug nuts look like they've never had a wrench touch them...

Same here. My tires have been rotated twice by Ford Quick Lane and while you can tell that that they have been removed (some discoloring where the socket made contact) there is no deformation or damage of the lug nuts.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 02:28 PM

I really want to replace my lug nuts with the solid chrome lug nuts others here have said they used for replacements. But the after-market lug nuts look much taller, and uglier too, than the OEM lug nuts on my 5-spoke 18" wheels.

 

Have any of you found any shorter, solid lug nuts that would fit on my 5-spoke wheels?


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:24 PM

I just checked Amazon too and they say the lugs don't fit a 2015.  I then went to the owners manual section of the forum and confirmed that the lugs are M12 x 1.5 so there should not be an issue on a 2015.



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:01 PM

I just checked Amazon too and they say the lugs don't fit a 2015.  I then went to the owners manual section of the forum and confirmed that the lugs are M12 x 1.5 so there should not be an issue on a 2015.

I have found the Amazon link to be flaky.  It will tell me they don't fit, but if I open the same link from a different post, they do fit.  Newegg has the exact same item for $20, free shipping AND I have purchased all sorts of stuff through them.  So that's where I'm gonna get mine.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:21 PM

I really want to replace my lug nuts with the solid chrome lug nuts others here have said they used for replacements. But the after-market lug nuts look much taller, and uglier too, than the OEM lug nuts on my 5-spoke 18" wheels.

 

Have any of you found any shorter, solid lug nuts that would fit on my 5-spoke wheels?

I agree that my replacement lugnuts don't fill the wheel lug opening as fully as the OEM type. 

Take a look here, maybe they can help you find something better.

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 02:30 PM

This forum just keeps sucking money out of my pocket.  Just ordered replacement lug nuts off Amazon to rid myself of the aluminum capped nuts.  Better to do it now than have to deal with it later and for $20 it's a no-brainer.  Thanks Guys...anything else I should buy???   ;)


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 01:31 PM

This forum just keeps sucking money out of my pocket.  Just ordered replacement lug nuts off Amazon to rid myself of the aluminum capped nuts.  Better to do it now than have to deal with it later and for $20 it's a no-brainer.  Thanks Guys...anything else I should buy???   ;)

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 05:44 PM

haha...actually was looking at those but really don't see the need for it.  I have never purchased one for any of the cars I own but they do make great stuff.



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Posted 12 July 2015 - 10:57 AM

haha...actually was looking at those but really don't see the need for it.  I have never purchased one for any of the cars I own but they do make great stuff.


OK, how about a Nushield triple A (Anti-glare, Anti-fingerprint, Anti-microbial, or other) screen protector for your MFT screen? They are awesome and cost about $15 from Nushield.com. ☺

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 11:12 AM

Another $15 has just left my wallet :arrive_alive:



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Posted 12 July 2015 - 01:17 PM

This forum just keeps sucking money out of my pocket.  Just ordered replacement lug nuts off Amazon to rid myself of the aluminum capped nuts.  Better to do it now than have to deal with it later and for $20 it's a no-brainer.  Thanks Guys...anything else I should buy???   ;)

Must have Husky or Weathertech floor liners, traps water/dirt, helps keep the carpets clean.  

 

Good to have locking wheel nuts for security.

 

May want to have a Scangauge. Monitors engine, trans, battery temperatures, tire pressures.

 

May want a dashcam.

 

Probably don't need a hourmeter, but I have one. No real reason, just interested to know the total operating time.



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Posted 12 July 2015 - 01:40 PM

May want to have a Scangauge. Monitors engine, trans, battery temperatures, tire pressures.

Cheaper than a ScanGauge is an OBDLink MX BlueTooth adapter to go with an Android phone or tablet you have and FORScan from the Play Store. FORScan will allow you to read all the proprietary Ford sensors and the proprietary DTCs.


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 01:56 PM

Got Husky Liners...not a big fan of wheel locks...actually have been researching dash cams - looking at the "black box" units as they appear to be the best out there and well under $100...not interested in a scan gauge or hour meter.  Maybe I'm done ;)



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Posted 12 July 2015 - 06:36 PM

Got Husky Liners...not a big fan of wheel locks...actually have been researching dash cams - looking at the "black box" units as they appear to be the best out there and well under $100...not interested in a scan gauge or hour meter.  Maybe I'm done ;)


Totally off topic but I bought following dash cam and it fits the bill.

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