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Holy Sh%$*

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by saweetlou, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    saweetlou

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    So Im driving to work this morning half asleep and I notice my truck feels a little weird almost like I have a flat tire, It pouring rain so I pull into a plaza and check out my tires through the reflection in the window, everything looks good, I keep driving and I can see in my mirror that pass side rear tire is shimmying. I pull over and get out this time and to my surprise both rear wheels all 6 lugs on each are loose, WTF . 2 days ago I put my stock rims back on from the aftermarket ones I had, I used a impact gun and cranked them on or so I thought. Weird eh............
     
  2. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    chris4x4

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    What did you torque them too?
     
  3. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    Jester243

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    are they the correct lug nuts for the stock wheels?
     
  4. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    Did someone steal them?
     
  5. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    saweetlou

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    They are not the stock lugs for sure and no I didnt torque them. You never know maybe someone did try and steal them or sabotage.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    I lost all my lug nuts on my Montero a few years ago... wheel fell off... right in front of the house luckily... but it was scary at Midnight in th rain.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    I think the aftermarket lugs wet not designed to fit properly with stock wheels only your aftermarket ones.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    Yeah, somebody loosened all the lugs on your rear wheels to steal them, then gave up and left. Or did it to prank you. Right after you put your new wheels on. :rolleyes:

    Totally more believable than you messed up and put on the wrong lug nuts or didn't tighten them enough, for sure. Yep. ;)

    Glad you didn't get in a wreck though!
     
  9. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    Does anybody know if the stock lugs for a 02 4x4 Taco with the aluminum rims is any different, are they the long ones that go into the rim or the short ones.
     
  10. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    I torque mine to 85Ft/Lbs
     
  11. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    Oh and get this I called my local dealer and they want 6 bucks each, I was like Are you kidding me, unbelievable. I may have some at home, hopefully :(
     
  12. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    actually, this was a big problem not too far from where the OP lives. a lot of people were going around and loosing/removing lug nuts off of peoples vehicles. someone did it to my sister's truck and ruined two aluminum rims
     
  13. Mar 5, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    Ask anyone with one, but a torque wrench is the best tool in their box. Go buy one and leave it in the truck. Do not rely on impact guns.
     
  14. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    Not that you did this, but don't over tighten them either!! Torque wrenches are great great great. My dad was telling me about a customer that came in to where he works a few weeks ago(he's retired and works at OSH part time), asking for studs to a Mercedes(because OSH would have that right?). Said he was trying to tighten up his lug nuts and broke about 8 studs on his car! I laughed, how do people do these things?? I cant imagine how he thought he would replace either if he couldn't even tighten them properly!
     
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    Not sure if this is true or not, but I was told that lug nuts on aluminum wheels should be tightened by hand.
     
  16. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    Even after you tourqe then down the first time, you should retourqe then after about 100 miles. I didn't do that on the wifes car and after about 1500 miles her front tire came loose. It scared the crap outta her.
     
  17. Mar 29, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    If you didn't use the factory lug nuts then that is more than likely your problem. The factory lug nuts are the ones that extrude through the wheel.
     
  18. Mar 29, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    Factory Wheels are HUB CENTRIC. lugs are for hub centric wheels:

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    Aftermarket wheels are LUG CENTRIC. Lugs for lug centric wheels:

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    or

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    If you need replacements, dont bother with the dealer. Kragen/O'riely carries em for like 5 bux for 4.
     
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    100ft/tq should be the correct setting on these, or is it 86? One or the two.
     
  20. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    You probably didn't use the correct lug nuts.
     
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