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Old 05-27-2018, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default Drive it until the wheels fall off

Just a reminder... something always over looked is to check your lug nuts periodically, had an issue last weekend. driving around 55 started feeling vibration thought it was driveshaft since i only have 300 miles on all new truck im starting to learn about the truck, every one of mine drive different. when i got to corner of my street sounded like brakes were locking up, but limped home. got up in the air and drivers side rear all 5 were super loose causing a wobble scared the hell out of me! and then checked all 4 and all rims were loose! i know i tighten them good when putting truck together, What happened was the lug nut was seated to far into the hole of the rim causing the lug nut to damn near go all the way thru lug nuts were too small then wallowing out hole causing the lug nut to loosen. i bought these new lug nut that have a larger face to tighten So... Check those lug nuts!!! Rant over... Ken
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:48 PM   #2
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Could you post a link or source for those larger lug nuts?
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Old 05-27-2018, 11:08 PM   #3
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You dont need larger lug nuts. The taper in the wheel wears and the original nut taper seats on the hub before the rim tightens.
I know the is a member on here ( I. think. ”35fordtn” )that sells special lug nut washers that simply deform when tightening the lug nuts and take up any wear allowing perfect tightness. The washers are quite cheap.

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Old 05-28-2018, 02:48 AM   #4
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You might need to trim a little off the face of the nut at the pointy end of the taper, but you also might need to drill out the first couple of threads to clear the swedged/non threaded part of the stud.

A very close examination is required.

Are your wheels scrap now? or have you caught it in time?

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Old 05-28-2018, 07:28 AM   #5
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NAPA has the lug nuts,I will get part#, the wheels are still good.
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:30 AM   #6
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I used the tapered washers on one of the wheels on one of my old cars and they seem to work well. No vibration or looseness in the past year.
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NAPA# for lug nuts if interested. 641-1528
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thank you Ken
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Old 06-02-2018, 06:11 PM   #9
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Just a reminder... something always over looked is to check your lug nuts periodically, had an issue last weekend. driving around 55 started feeling vibration thought it was driveshaft since i only have 300 miles on all new truck im starting to learn about the truck, every one of mine drive different. when i got to corner of my street sounded like brakes were locking up, but limped home. got up in the air and drivers side rear all 5 were super loose causing a wobble scared the hell out of me! and then checked all 4 and all rims were loose! i know i tighten them good when putting truck together, What happened was the lug nut was seated to far into the hole of the rim causing the lug nut to damn near go all the way thru lug nuts were too small then wallowing out hole causing the lug nut to loosen. i bought these new lug nut that have a larger face to tighten So... Check those lug nuts!!! Rant over... Ken

Ken, Didn't that happen to us the first time I let you drive my F1
needles to say I never let that friend help me work on my f1 every again..
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The tapered washers work great. They are used a lot on Model A's and are common at all suppliers. They provide an extra barrier of wear protection for your increasingly valuable wheels.
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