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Old 10-06-2020, 8:10am   #1
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Default 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?
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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!

New one on me.
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https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a1...awsuit-claims/
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My C6 had those stupid 2-piece lug nuts. I ended up replacing them after a few years.
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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!-
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Dang. Interesting.
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the nuts were "swollen"



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

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When Im driven hard, my nuts swell
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Old 10-06-2020, 9:30am   #11
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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They've been putting suck ass 2 piece lug nuts on GM cars for decades.
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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.
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The guy from McGard cut me custom Ford GT lug nuts.
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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?

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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.


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
Pissed me off, as I use copper anti-seize on the studs,
and rotate the tires twice a year.
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When Im driven hard, my nuts swell
Tell him to be gentler then.




















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