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Old 09-22-2012, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by bubbabud
Convergent. While alloy wheels can be a pain they will not cause a problem if properly installed.1st use an anti sieze on the threads 2nd good and tight doesnt cut it use a torque wrench 3rd re torque after about 50 miles. I know this sounds like a PIA but its worth the trouble down the road
Wait... What's the difference between installing alloy wheels and other types of wheels?
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by greenf1502007 View Post
Wait... What's the difference between installing alloy wheels and other types of wheels?
None realy but the poster refered to alloy wheels so I responded to alloy wheels. Also ther are several different ways to mount alloy wheels such as different seat angles, different seat material [some have steel inserts] different alloys, different construction [forged, cast, welded] hub pilot vs lug pilot cone nuts vs flat washer. there is a difference but the advise I gave aplys to most all types of wheels.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:16 PM
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The shop that inspected my truck did the same thing. Took me the better part of an hour to break all em loose again. I was fuming. I ended up putting an old exahaust manifold on the end of my tire iron and i chipped the cast iron. I'm not usually the one to go b**ch at someone just cuz of a mistake, but while i was waiting there, i saw them knock a car off a jack, almost drop a car off the lift, and overheard two of the mechanics talkin' all nasty and making cat calls at some girl walking by.
I was not a happy guy and i sure let em know that.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:59 PM
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One thing. With aluminum rims anti sieze is your friend!!!!! on the studs and the outside of the lug nut (part that touches the rim). I to couldnt get one off and had to take it to a shop to get it off. after they got it off i did what i needed to do and made dam sure to put anti sieze on the lug nut. Haven had a problem since!
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by clw View Post
The shop that inspected my truck did the same thing. Took me the better part of an hour to break all em loose again. I was fuming. I ended up putting an old exahaust manifold on the end of my tire iron and i chipped the cast iron. I'm not usually the one to go b**ch at someone just cuz of a mistake, but while i was waiting there, i saw them knock a car off a jack, almost drop a car off the lift, and overheard two of the mechanics talkin' all nasty and making cat calls at some girl walking by.
I was not a happy guy and i sure let em know that.
Wow, talk about unprofessional. I would speak to the manager and let them know I'd never return to their shop or recommend them to anyone else. That is just trashy. If anyone in my company conducted themselves that way I would not hesitate to let them go. And I've done so before. That's improper behaviour. I wouldn't call them trained professionals if they act like street trash.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:52 PM
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I've been away from this topic for a while due to issues with the wife's Heep ( I know it's spelled Jeep). In fairness to the shop, I told them not to risk breaking the studs and the busted socket came off the Mac Tool truck. We are going to re-visit the problem after the Heep gets fixed. I'm thinking get them off, if they break, they break. Agree, disagree?
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bigmack1945 View Post
I've been away from this topic for a while due to issues with the wife's Heep ( I know it's spelled Jeep). In fairness to the shop, I told them not to risk breaking the studs and the busted socket came off the Mac Tool truck. We are going to re-visit the problem after the Heep gets fixed. I'm thinking get them off, if they break, they break. Agree, disagree?
Well, you'll have to get them off somehow. At least try not to damage the hubs.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:31 PM
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Wow the lug nut is still stuck??!?!?

There are so many ways to get those off... Drill em out, dremel a slit and split it off, weld a nut to it and then wrench on the new nut. I am surprised to see this being such a challenge. Make sure anti seized is slathered on those studs to avoid this issue in the future...
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:42 PM
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There are so many ways to get those off... Drill em out, dremel a slit and split it off, weld a nut to it and then wrench on the new nut. I am surprised to see this being such a challenge. Make sure anti seized is slathered on those studs to avoid this issue in the future...
I agree, there are so many ways. If a shop can't get them off, then the shop shouldn't be in business. As I mentioned every shop deals with this on a regular basis. Usually due to people over-torquing their lug nuts or not cleaning off the threads before putting them back on. Although I personally wouldn't any type of lubricant or anti-seize on the threads, I would clean them off very well and inspect them. If the threads shown signs of wear or over-stretching of the lug nuts then replace them, all of them! I would recommend using a torque wrench to torque the lug nuts down to spec, and after 100km re-torque them again. I've never had an issue with lug nuts in 25 years. And that's at any place I lived or any vehicle I've owned. An extra 15 minutes of care and mean a savings of 2 hours and $300 at a tire shop.
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I ran into this problem when attempting to get my tires rotated at Wal-Mart heh... they couldn't get them off with any of their tools and I couldn't physically get them off. I took the truck to the dealership and they managed to get them off.... if local shops aren't cutting the bill... maybe bring it to the dealership you got the truck from?
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