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Front wheel lugs are breaking

Tires have actually come off vehicle replaced lugs still breaking

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    this is most often caused by a bent wheel or axle face/.

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Hello, Are you using the factory wheels? If you are using aftermarket wheels, the wheel center might not be fitting snugly on the hub like it should causing the wheel to move slightly. The bolts aren't the only thing you need to keep the wheel centered. If the wheel starts moving up and down it will eventually break the studs.
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What kind of lug nuts are you using? If it is the stock rims, you need to use the stock lugs, or a similar lug that has a rounded seat to properly tighten to the lug when you torque the nut. If you are using aftermarket lugs, you may need to buy proper lugs to fit the wheel you are using. I have broken lugs using improper nuts on them. Multiple in fact, some I didnt even know about until I was told.

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Are you using any over sized tires or have put anything on besides the OEM parts and specified tires?

Makes sure you have the right lug nuts. Some are steel and some are aluminume alloy. If you put Aluminum alloy in place of the steel, then they arent strong enough and your tires will come off, very dangerouse.

When I worked at an Auto parts store, a guy came in from wallmart asking for lug nuts for his car because wallmart was doing the oil and said he needed to replace the lug nuts.

Well my friend ask hime the make and model and told him he needed the ones he pointed at. These where steel lug nuts specified for his vehicle.

Well the customer decied he wanted the shiny gold looking ones and grabbed those, which where aluminum alloy.

The walmart wannabe mechanice replaced them, didnt even check, and the driver drove off and turned and the tired broke off and the car lay in the street like a funny cartoon.

Well the walmart mechanic and the customer stormed in red hot mad and starte dyelling about lawsuits to by friend saying he gave him the wrong ones.

I stepe din and said, which ones did he tell you to get, he pointed at them, I said, which ones did you buy?

He said, the ones. I then smile and said, " those are the wrong ones, you grabbed the aluminum alloy instead, why didnt you get the ones he told you, you made the mistake, your mechanic or whatever should have checked befor einstalling."

Then we looked for the mechanic who suddenly disapeared out the door and back to wallmart.

I had to share this as it was funny:)

Anyways, check to get the OEM and that the ones on there aren the wrong types.

Also, the lug nut screws that the kug nut screws into need to be OEM or equivalent or they will snap off.

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