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Tire Place out on the wrong lug nut

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jmayday23, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    jmayday23

    jmayday23 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    "put" on the wrong lug nut.

    Last weekend I put on my OME 885's, shocks, and an AAL. Took it in for tires and an alignment the next day. Last night when I went to take off my wheels to re-torque everything and put on my spidertrax wheel spacers, I couldn't fit my tire iron on one of my lugs. Thought I was crazy so I even had my buddy try, no luck. It looks the same as all the rest but is just a bit larger, so I'm thinking the guy that installed them lost one and just grabbed one that looked similar. Glad I found out now rather than on the side of the road with a flat.

    Went to the tire shop today and of course they didn't have the right one, so they ordered it for Tuesday. I said F it and went to autozone and bought one for $1.99. WTF?!
     
  2. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Thanks for sharing
     
  3. Jul 23, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Did it cross thread your studs, or was it the same thread and pitch?
     
  4. Jul 23, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    jmayday23

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    I hope not, I haven't replaced it yet. I plan on doing all the re-torquing and adding spidertrax tonight, so I'll be able to tell then. If it is I'm gonna be super pissed and paying the shop another visit.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    So I changed out my lug nut last night, come to find out that the lug nut that was on there was in fact stock. Only problem was that when they reinstalled it they rounded the flats and must have mushroomed it a bit cuz my tire iron would not fit. I basically forced it off with a universal lug nut wrench and then had to bang it out of the socket fitting on the wrench with a hammer because it was jammed in there. I put on the new lug from autozone but it isn't as deep so it looks funny, so I might go to the dealer to get a few extras.

    Oh well, lift done, re-torques done, spidertrax installed, and I love the look! Now I gotta take some pics....
     
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