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Old 09-07-2012, 01:11 PM
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Stay away from the STEALERSHIP..... Buy your own tools and do your own work or find a good independent shop with a good reputation. Reading on this forum over and over and over again the stealership is out to screw you from initial purchase until you they screw you on your trade in and start the whole process over again.....
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Not to bring up an old thread or anything, but I just tried to rotate my tires. I tried to loosen two or three lugs and I could not get them to budge. I even added a breaker bar to the thing and still, no luck. I was only using about 50% of my strength, but I started to get uneasy and decided to stop so I don't damage anything.

I'm kinda mad at the situation because the dealership is the only place I've ever had my tires rotated. I feel like they are WAY overtightened at the moment. Ain't nobody got time for that....
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Roving is correct, Lugs torque to 100 Ft lbs, overtightened will give you problem you are describing, might be a newbie on lube rack. Florida Picker.
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if you have many different people taking the wheels off your car your lugnuts wont hold up i see it all the time. i have been the only person to take my wheels off and i have a socket just for it, after 5 years and 50k miles my lugnuts are still brand new. you just cant put anykind of socket on there it doesnt matter about the impact its the socket.
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if you have many different people taking the wheels off your car your lugnuts wont hold up i see it all the time. i have been the only person to take my wheels off and i have a socket just for it, after 5 years and 50k miles my lugnuts are still brand new. you just cant put anykind of socket on there it doesnt matter about the impact its the socket.

Hemilancer, What kind of socket are you using. Is it special for lug nuts? Where did you get it?
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Hemilancer, What kind of socket are you using. Is it special for lug nuts? Where did you get it?
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I'm quoting my own quote.
When I bring my truck to the Dealer, they never ask for my key?
How do they get it nut off?
Last time I went, I marked the tires and found out they didn't rotate the drivers side tires. When I got home I noticed they didn't rotate the Left hand side tires I called the service manager, he said they were wearing abnormally and it would cause a vibration if they rotated them.
I was so pissed since they told me when the truck was new that a little feathering was normal in the trucks. I new he was full of shit but I was in such a rush at the time. Should have had them do a 4 wheel alignment.
So at 30k miles 2 of my tires are toast and 2 have about 7ml left.
When I looked back at the service records, every time I brought it in there would be a different tread depth on all four tires and not decending as you would think.
Since there almost bald I let it go. But they had the nerve to try and sell me a set of new tires.
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I had never heard of this swelling crap either but that's what WMart's tech told me the other day when I had some Nittos installed on my 2010. Said they don't even carry the lugs because they are so high. Thanks for the advice folks...ima look into the gorillas.
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I would tell them to stick it. If this is a problem with the stock lug nuts and they replace them you will have the same problem. Buy yourself a set of good aftermarket nuts and it won't happen again.
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Hello,
I recently joined this forum and I'd like to weigh in about these lug-nuts.
They are steel nuts with a stainless 'acorn' style cap pressed/crimped on, to give them the look of a chrome lug-nut. General Motors started using them in the 1970s on their alloy and rally-style wheels. Since then they have appeared on Ford, Chrysler, Land-Rover, and most recently - Toyota.
The problem is either the stainless caps deform in normal use, or moisture/salt gets inside under the cap and rusts the nut, causing the cap to swell. On a 2012 Toyota Camry I worked on last week, the lug-nuts were already deformed enough to make it difficult to get the socket to fit.
The fix is replacement with chrome-plated lug-nuts.

Happy Motoring, Mark
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This just happened to us, the air gun we were using tightened the lugs too much and deformed the lug so therefore the wrench no longer fit. We are now looking for different ones. Any suggestions on a brand that sells tapered lugs?
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