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Old 17-Jul-2005, 08:04 PM
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How the hell??? and how bad is it??

This is thread is in a bunch of parts, so here goes....

So the last couple of days i've been noticing a noise, ...a creaking sound everytime i accelerated from a dead stop and sometimes when braking from the front passenger corner...

I've been busy as hell so today when i got home i finally tried to troubleshoot and figure out what was wrong... i'm looking around and one of my lug nuts is gone!

The reason it really gets me is that the last time i put them on i put them on with an impact wrench and i double checked them and I can barely take them off by hand with a tire iron after using this wrench... how the heck would it fall off?


the second part is how bad is it to drive with only 3 lug nuts for a few days? i'm sure i've been doing it for a few days already.... for the mean while i put my oem lug minus the washer in place but i really don't know if it is going ot hold as tight as the tuner lugs.... i won't have time to pick up a new lug nut until tuesday evening at the earliest... (and does anyone know if it's possible to buy just ONE ? I don't need a whole new set of luck nuts... GRRRRRRR)
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This happen to me before, i think someone was trying to steal my rim and he broke the stud but i was driving only 3 nuts for a week and nothing happen to me, but i would recommend you fix it asap. you just need the nut rite? the stud is fine?
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same thing happened to me yesterday but they didnt fall off. two of them came loose and was about to fall off! the vibration got louder and louder until i couldnt take it anymore. i first i thought i warped my disc cuz i braked so hard on a turn. i thought my disc was going to fly off or something. then i check my lug nuts and had the same problem as you. i too thought someone tried jacking my rims and got lazy or something.
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Old 18-Jul-2005, 12:36 AM
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sum1 tried to jack your **** y0
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1. check your stud carefully
2. I have spare lugs like marty
3. unlikely it just flew off
4. it's perfectly ok to drive on 3 nuts, just don't tear around
5. OEM lugs are NOT meant to work with aftermarket wheels (acorn shape vs. straight taper)
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Old 18-Jul-2005, 10:23 AM
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i have oem lugs on my aftermarket rims wuts wrong with that?
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Old 18-Jul-2005, 10:43 AM
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I stripped my Rays the other day. One wrong troque and you can feel the difference.

Anyway, someone might have done something to it.
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Old 18-Jul-2005, 10:53 AM
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so should i take that OEM one off?? i just have alot of driving to do today
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OEM is fine, 4 lugs are still better than 3.
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Old 18-Jul-2005, 11:10 AM
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Originally posted by italstallion
i have oem lugs on my aftermarket rims wuts wrong with that?
OEM lugs have a different shape than aftermarket ones.

There's a lot wrong with that. It means that you lugs may not seat properly on to the rim.
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Old 18-Jul-2005, 11:18 AM
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someone tried to jack my rims and took off 2 lugs.

I didnt notice for a day or 2.
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IMHO

Put the 4th OEM one on.
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you can probably granny drive on 3 lugs, but make sure they are tight. Just grab a 4th one form a local garage i'm sure they would just give it to you for free.
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i have a few lying around so give me a shout if you want one
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Old 18-Jul-2005, 12:41 PM
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I have locks, so i would like to find a nut that matches my keys... i don't particularly want to have 3 keys for all my rims...
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you know whats funny? when somebody attempts to steal my rims... ya the ****ty ones... and i'm driving down my road and the wheel starts wobbling really bad and then as i'm slowing down to inspec the drivers side front wheel just falls off and i see it rolling down my street. that was me just over a week ago
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When you use an impact wrench on your lugs, there's a high chance you could over-torque them, leading to stripped the stems. Although whenver I tighten wheels (on the car, and at the shop at school), I use a impact wrench, it's smarter to torque them to spec so they don't strip. So maybe you just over-torqued them with the impact wrench.
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Originally posted by Simich
When you use an impact wrench on your lugs, there's a high chance you could over-torque them, leading to stripped the stems. Although whenver I tighten wheels (on the car, and at the shop at school), I use a impact wrench, it's smarter to torque them to spec so they don't strip. So maybe you just over-torqued them with the impact wrench.
They still would not fall off due to overtorquing the nuts.
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