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Old 03-16-2014, 08:29 PM   #11
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Definitely raise a fuss. Sloppy mechanics and the shady stuff they do...almost forces people to do their own work cuz you cant trust that they will be upfront and clean about it.
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At a Ford dealership. they used an impact wrench on my ordinary Focus rims
Then when I had a flat I could hardly budge the nuts off and I am a beefy guy!
I once had to replaced a stud on the brake drum because the idiots tore up a thread

I told them flat out that they will NEVER touch my tires again

I now go to Firestone for tire/brake work and they swore that they always use a torque wrench to set the lug nuts and they showed me the torque wrench too!

I had a flat recently there was no problem taking the lug nuts off
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:03 PM   #13
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Moved to "Wheels & Tires" now it's got some comments here...

Air wrench doesn't necessarily over-tighten lugs, many use a "torque stick" type socket that will only torque it to a specified value.

Messin' up pretty wheels with a poor fitting wrench - not good.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:32 AM   #14
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The socket he used barely fit inside the well. You can force the shop to use a smaller/custom socket it you had these->

http://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Automo....5+Thread+Size

Hey, your lug nuts look pretty bad anyway, so why not get your car/wheels a present.
I have their chrome version of these and they have held up well for the three or so years i have had them on the car. I'd suggest them going forward, even though its the shops fault in this case, its still a hassle to deal with going back and bitching.
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