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Old 06-19-2010, 12:07 AM   #1
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Hey Yall....So i was driving today and i started hearing this big clicking noise ...sure enough it was my tire that was about to fall off..all of the lug nuts were loose..i had this problem before and i changed all the studs and lugs nuts.
anybody got any ideas??
Its really getting annoying
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tighten them tighter,
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Are these Jeep wheels, or some aftermarket wheel?
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tighten them tighter,
lol yep torque then down to where they need to set at
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Hey Yall....So i was driving today and i started hearing this big clicking noise ...sure enough it was my tire that was about to fall off..all of the lug nuts were loose..i had this problem before and i changed all the studs and lugs nuts.
anybody got any ideas??
Its really getting annoying
LocTite #242, or equivalent. Torque to spec (something like 80-90 pound-feet, IIRC. Probably on my site in the Tech section...) Make sure the stud threads are clean before applying the LocTite (a wire wheel makes short work of that job.)

Funny that you have the trouble tho - I usually never-seez my lugs, and there's a torque wrench under the back seat next to the jack; it's got a lable on it for the proper torque, and the socket and extension are right next to it. Did the same thing for my wife's car...
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yeah torque them more. when i installed my lift, i torqued down my wheels to the spec it called (it said 75ft-lbs which seems really low still) low and behold my lugnuts came loose. it wont hurt if you do about 85-90 ft-lbs.
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i have always torqued my wheels at 100-115 and i have never had a problem, and make sure there isnt any corrosion around the wheel hubs
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I've torqued lug-nuts to 110 for years, myself.
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I use Never Seize and torque to 100-110lbs. Never had an Issue. I also re-check the torque periodically at least with every oil change. I have never heard of using Locktight on a wheel lug, doesn't sound like a good idea to me, I thought LT was for thing you don't want to come apart. Wheels are something that should be easily removed.
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^ x2. I wanna be able to take them back off
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I use Never Seize and torque to 100-110lbs. Never had an Issue. I also re-check the torque periodically at least with every oil change. I have never heard of using Locktight on a wheel lug, doesn't sound like a good idea to me, I thought LT was for thing you don't want to come apart. Wheels are something that should be easily removed.
If you can't break LocTite #242 by hand, hit the gym. It's a mid-strength threadlocker, designed to retain but still be breakable with hand tools.
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only thing about using locktight/over torque-ing is that if the lug nut seized onto the stud, the splines that hold the stud into the hub can strip out and let the lugnut and stud spin freely. Now how do you remove the tire/brakes if all the lug nut does is spin?
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only thing about using locktight/over torque-ing is that if the lug nut seized onto the stud, the splines that hold the stud into the hub can strip out and let the lugnut and stud spin freely. Now how do you remove the tire/brakes if all the lug nut does is spin?
hammer and chisel
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i use as much as i can turn the lug wrench or until the nuts pop. they have never come loose or broken the studs. and i put some weight and strength on them, i weigh 200 and can really apply some leverage on a 24" breaker bar
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I torque mine to the 110 ft-lbs the owners manual suggests with antisieze (sparingly) on the studs and the cone face of the lugnut and have never had a problem. You also want to make sure you don't have any loose rust or flaking paint between the two surfaces as this can affect the clamp force.
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