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Old 01-09-2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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Exclamation We lost a wheel on a truck!!!

...on the road

How this could happen?

I have the 2002 of this model and it's a single rear wheel:



**The mechanic says the bolts was loose and scrap the wheel....


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Trucks have significantly higher lug nut torque specs than cars and have to be checked more frequently as well. Were you diligent in doing this?
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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It happen that the other rear wheel has loose nut too.

Yeah the torq wasn't high enough.Damn!My mechanich bro that install the wheels wasn't well equip I cannot blame him,he looks like ZZ top LOL

Any idea how much torque is needed in order to safe?
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Check the owners manual for this info as it varies with wheel size, gross vehicle weight, etc.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:50 PM   #5
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I was on the PA Turnpike a few years ago when I heard a weird noise coming from the rear of my 85 Mustang GT. As soon as I started to pull over to the shoulder......BOOM. My driver side rear wheel flew off, the car dropped the the ground---crushing my rocker panel, the wheel bounced off a few cars as I was stopping. Pep Boys didnt torque my wheels correctly causing this issue. Very scary when your doing 60 and your car drops.
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:10 PM   #6
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I assume it can happen to cars as well!

It happen to a man i know.

Yeah i'm gonna check my manual thanks :)
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torque is 140 ft/lbs on that truck if im not mistaken
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i WAS WONDERING IF IT WOULD BE WORTHED TO PUT LOCK NUTS

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Do i makes sense with my lock nuts?

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I have never seen a nylock nuts used as a lug nut. They would have to be made specifically for that purpose. Lug nuts have a very specific base angle that precisely fits into a chamfered stud hole on the wheel. I'd also question whether the plastic material would cope with the heat generated by the brakes. I'd use some Permatex thread locker (loctite blue) on the studs with standard lug nuts if your really afraid they'll come loose. But you'd be just as well off just checking the torque occasionally as well.
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