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OEM Lug Nut Sleeve separation issue

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by CQB 1911, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Oct 22, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    I have an 2010 off road I bought last month. It has 13k miles on it now and it has the OEM wheels. I rotated my tires today. I noticed that a couple of the lug nuts tightened down on the studs fine but I can feel a little play between what seems to be a chrome "sleeve" on the lugs and the lug it self.

    Is this common and will this cause any issues now or down the road?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Oct 22, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    Crap - I probably should have posted this under wheel and tires.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    Hey there,
    I work as an apprentice at a Toyota Dealer and have only experienced this concern on one Toyota before. It was a 09 Camry that was driven in muddy parking lots.
    I have experienced this same concern on many other vehicles with this type of lug and from what I can tell is that the sleeve expands from water that gets trapped around the lug. I would recommend washing your wheels asap if there is mud, salt water, wet sand, etc around your lugs..
     
  4. Oct 24, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    I will say the lugs on mine are rounding off surprisingly quickly. Probably gonna swap them out soon because I don't want one fucking me over by getting stuck on the truck when I get a trail flat...
     
  5. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    These are all possibilities... But after spending 30k on a truck it's frustrating to see substandard parts like this then having to go spend more money on aftermarket parts.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    Get spline lugs and call it a day.

    Good investment as far as I'm concerned. Plus it gives just that little bit of security. (Not much, but some is better than none.)
     
  7. Oct 25, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    Whats the difference between a spline lug and other lugs

    If you can send a link for the correct size/type that would be greatly appreciated.

    I have the stock OR wheels now but I plan on getting aftermarket wheels in the future. Will I have to get different lugs for new wheels

    Thanks in advance!
     
  8. Oct 25, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    Hit up fleabay. If you pay more than $30, you've paid too much.
     
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    I can't speak for all Toyota dealers, but my dealer will give away lug nuts, no cost. Plus u should still be under warranty, shouldn't u?
    All I can say is that I don't have issues with these lug nuts on a general basis, just make sure they aren't over torqued, and use a 21MM socket.
    Hope everything works out for you.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    :facepalm:Duh... Oh yeah - warranty... Not a bad idea :facepalm:
     
  11. Oct 27, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    In your defense, I don't think anyone would have thought to use their warranty on lug nuts.
     
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    I'll see if I can find it but someone posted a thread where the chrome 'shell' if you will peeled all the way off and there was a steel nut in the middle. He was able to completely peel away the chrome cladding and use the next socket size down to remove them from the truck.
     
  13. Oct 27, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    Yeah, I heard you can do it. They aren't that bad yet but I don't want to have one separate while I'm on the freeway or out on a trail. I'll just go to the stealership and have them swapped out.
     
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    The shells "peel" from using an impact to tighten them, typically.
     
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