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Loco Vette 10-06-2020 8:10am

New one on me - y'all ever heard of this?
 
I took the Z in for an oil change this morning. This is a great place that has done well for me in the past. On their inspection they noted that the tires were pretty worn and the lug nuts were "swollen", and recommended non-chromed lug nuts.

Anyone ever hear of anything like this?

6spdC6 10-06-2020 8:18am

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Originally Posted by Loco Vette (Post 1811601)
I took the Z in for an oil change this morning. This is a great place that has done well for me in the past. On their inspection they noted that the tires were pretty worn and the lug nuts were "swollen", and recommended non-chromed lug nuts.

Anyone ever hear of anything like this?

Driving too much in the rain I see!:D

New one on me.

datawiz 10-06-2020 8:23am

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a1...awsuit-claims/

dvarapala 10-06-2020 8:30am

My C6 had those stupid 2-piece lug nuts. I ended up replacing them after a few years. :yesnod:

6spdC6 10-06-2020 8:31am

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Originally Posted by datawiz (Post 1811603)


VERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY interesting. My wife has a year old Ford Escape, I just went to the garage and tried all the lugs on one wheel, as of now their fine.

I will take this under advisement!-:seasix:

Loco Vette 10-06-2020 8:46am

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Originally Posted by datawiz (Post 1811603)

Dang. Interesting.

Mike Mercury 10-06-2020 8:57am

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Originally Posted by Loco Vette (Post 1811601)
the nuts were "swollen"




I'd see a doctor..



























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Rodnok1 10-06-2020 9:16am

That because have summer lug nuts and summer air in tires duh....

MadInNc 10-06-2020 9:21am

yep, on my old f-150 I had to use Ford supplied lug wrench to get them off when I did the brakes... even then I noticed the "caps" were loose and even came off a couple of lug nuts.

Then you can use standard sockets to remove the lug nuts then if cap comes off- but are stuck carrying two wrenches if ya take a tire off on side of road

POS design

Ol' Timer 10-06-2020 9:26am

When Im driven hard, my nuts swell

FLEXjs 10-06-2020 9:30am

Dodge had a major issue with their 2-piece lug nuts doing this.

I swapped them out on all 4 Chargers I've owned as one of the very first things I did after buying them.

Grey Ghost 10-06-2020 11:04am

Never heard of it. Guess, they have no reason to lie or try to cheat you into extra work. Pics? Do they look like that to you? Cheap enough to go ahead and replace with piece of mind about it.

Loco Vette 10-06-2020 12:38pm

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Originally Posted by Grey Ghost (Post 1811639)
Never heard of it. Guess, they have no reason to lie or try to cheat you into extra work. Pics? Do they look like that to you? Cheap enough to go ahead and replace with piece of mind about it.

I think I will have them do the lug nuts when I take it in for new tires. As you said, easy enough to do.

Thanks!

The_Dude 10-06-2020 12:53pm

My Jeep has those lug nuts. It's barely 2 years old and they're already coming apart. I'm going to buy some McGard lugnuts to replace them.

Rodnok1 10-06-2020 1:45pm

They've been putting suck ass 2 piece lug nuts on GM cars for decades.

MadInNc 10-06-2020 3:25pm

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Originally Posted by The_Dude (Post 1811651)
My Jeep has those lug nuts. It's barely 2 years old and they're already coming apart. I'm going to buy some McGard lugnuts to replace them.

The guy from McGard cut me custom Ford GT lug nuts. :coolest:

The_Dude 10-06-2020 3:27pm

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Originally Posted by MadInNc (Post 1811688)
The guy from McGard cut me custom Ford GT lug nuts. :coolest:

:cool1: :yesnod:

Earthquake Driver 10-06-2020 3:46pm

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Originally Posted by Loco Vette (Post 1811601)
I took the Z in for an oil change this morning. This is a great place that has done well for me in the past. On their inspection they noted that the tires were pretty worn and the lug nuts were "swollen", and recommended non-chromed lug nuts.

Anyone ever hear of anything like this?


:funny:

Touringmike 10-06-2020 3:57pm

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Originally Posted by FLEXjs (Post 1811622)
Dodge had a major issue with their 2-piece lug nuts doing this.

I swapped them out on all 4 Chargers I've owned as one of the very first things I did after buying them.

:iagree:

SOs 2 y/o Town&Country had a lug "welded" onto the stud.
Stupid cap came off, and I ended up rounding the lug.
Had to drill it out. Not easy :toetap:
Pissed me off, as I use copper anti-seize on the studs,
and rotate the tires twice a year.

FLEXjs 10-06-2020 3:59pm

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Originally Posted by Ol' Timer (Post 1811619)
When Im driven hard, my nuts swell

Tell him to be gentler then.




















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