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#1 User is offline   Rollbar 

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 05:22 PM

Well I just rotated Peaches tires cause the fronts were getting cupped a little due to the bearings not be tight (cause when I did it a while back I did not have a hub nut socket :2thumup: ) but I did fine the lug nuts loose. So with that in mind you guy's might want to check your lug nuts especially if you have aluminum rims. I did tighten the hub nuts to 50lbs each & backed the inner one off 1/16" turn but after you check your nutzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :innocent: here's a tip. RTV the hubs & also put RTV on the bolt threads to keep H20 out. I did hers about two yrs ago & when I pulled them today they were clean. Use white spray grease on the inner hub components for a free operation.

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  Posted 06 August 2007 - 07:41 AM

I find that with aluminum wheels I have to torque the wheel nuts to 90 lbs when I'm on the pavement and 100lbs when I'm wheeling. When I'm on a wheeling trip I check them every day at the end of each day until I'm done for the trip. You would be surprised and how many you will find every now and then. I'm speaking from experience. :2thumup:

Below is a picture of a wheel I lost in TN. I was fortunate that it came off at the end of the day in soft grass as we ended our trail ride just pulling into the area where we had our trailers. I had the family inside and all of the sudden the left rear end dropped. I did ruin a rim as the holes were wallowed out probably caused by the space as it was coming out.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 10:45 AM

Wow, didn't know that, good tip. I'm gonna check'em later today & torque them again.

P.S. What's w/the chain on the coil spring :2thumup: Never mind, just pulling your chain :lol: :lol:
P.S.S. Coil springs R for ball point pens :lol: :sneak: :2thumup:

P.S.S.S. I replaced Jr's front rotors, bearings & brakes this morning on his F-150 but not only that, we found the original rim (1997) cracked @ the hub & the wheel holes were wobbled out :ya: . It had grease from the bearing cap around it & I didn't check it. When he wiped it clean U could see the crack :good: :shock: :wacko: . I'm glad we did cause him & his sister are leaving Sept second to go back to college in Bama.

Point to everyone, please check you rims & lugs @ least once in a while.
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:47 PM

I had the same thing happen to me out at Lu's.
Had busted a valvestem and we got that fixed and torqed up the lugs and kept going.
Just before we left for home I noticed a clank from the rear.
Got out and all the lugs on that wheel were loose.
On an aluminum rim. I was fortunate it didn't ream out the lug holes though.
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Posted 13 August 2007 - 10:17 PM

Glad I'm not the only one that has had this problem. Almost lost a rim this weekend. About the time we were leaving the trails I noticed a weird sound, got out and all of the lugs were about halfway off one rim. All the rest of the rims were starting to get loose. Steel rims too. Never had this happen before. I wondered if the chrome lugs were bottoming out because the steel rims were not as thick as the factory aluminum. Dunno, but I now have a set or standard lugs for next time. And I will be checking the lugs after a few miles too.

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 06:01 AM

I know someone who used to out 2 standard lug nuts on the lugs to stop the nits from backing off. You could probably use a standard lug nut w/ a regular nut behind it, or even a lock nut.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 05:43 PM

Just checked the CJ again after wheeling it a couple times, most were tight & only a few I had to tighten about a 1/8 turn.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:10 PM

I had a left rear come off on the Sawgrass at about 70 :2thumup: Luckily, I got her whoad down just in time for the wheel to come all the way off and the hub dropped down onto the inside of the wheel.I check my lugs every couple of days now...Lifechanging experience, let me tell ya..

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