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View Poll Results: Factory Lugs suck or is it just me?
Suck 36 72.00%
You're nuts, they're just fine. (or is it just YOUR nuts?) 14 28.00%
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Old 02-19-2017, 03:32 PM   #51
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Do you have a part number that works with mk3 for the McGard lugnuts?
The exhaust shop that welded up the st exhaust for me removed the stripped lug nut in the rear for free. Sadly, they used an impact gun on full tq to reinstall the new one. Thinking I was good to go with my tire rotation I found that all 10 lug nuts on the front wheels had swollen. I had the liberty of beating the socket on all of them with a rubber mallet, installing on a vice, and separating with a punch. Thankfully, I had a spare set but I'd like to switch at this point. I had my car worked on several occasions at the dealership and I know they never torqued to spec. Just went to town with the impact. I really don't want to run into this again. All shops seem to be "gun" happy from my experience and in the event I have to take it somewhere I don't want to find out at tire rotation time that all the lugs are swallen and have to be destroyed. I've NEVER had this problem before. Car has 60k miles on it and I rotate tires every 6k-7k miles.
Just look for 12x1.5mm with conical seat and your golden.....I make sure any shop reinstalling my wheels uses torque wrench only...takes more time but more accurate and prevents wheel and lug damage
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The nuts on my Fusion were "swollen" and replaced under warranty.
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I replaced all mine with Mcgard lugs

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My wife got a flat quite a while back in her 2010. She called me to change the tire, I got out there and stripped a couple of lugs trying to get them off. Called my insurance company for roadside assistance and they couldn't get the other ones off either and stripped them out. So my insurance company called a tow truck, we took it to a tire shop and they got them off. I asked them about the softness of the lugnuts and the guys response was basically "OEM Ford lugnuts suck".

So based on this thread, it appears they haven't gotten better with the MK-3 version of the Focus. So guess I'll go get a good set and have them installed when we get her next tire rotation done.
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typically most of fords tin covered lugs suck... my jag was built by ford they used their crappy covered lugs on it and they spin easy and as per the manual says use only the tire bar that comes with the car which i did and STILL spun... i eventually got po'd and just ordered solid nuts for all my cars.. tired of having to drill and redo the wheel bolts when they do spin or break
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Something tells me people are using 20 mm, 21 mm, 29 mm, whatever they can find sockets on the wheel nuts.

There's a reason Ford says to use 19 mm socket on the wheel nuts. But I guess if a 21 mm fits, then that's close enough.

And exactly how many foot-tons of torque are people using to strip the wheel studs?
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Something tells me people are using 20 mm, 21 mm, 29 mm, whatever they can find sockets on the wheel nuts.

There's a reason Ford says to use 19 mm socket on the wheel nuts. But I guess if a 21 mm fits, then that's close enough.

And exactly how many foot-tons of torque are people using to strip the wheel studs?
Probably true, but the lugs still suck. I just swapped mine out with McGard spline drive. The problem is the spline drive adapter is 13/16, which does not match the 19mm tire iron. Oh well, replace that too I guess.
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xD i used whatevers in the boot of my car xD IE factory tireiron xD
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Something tells me people are using 20 mm, 21 mm, 29 mm, whatever they can find sockets on the wheel nuts.

There's a reason Ford says to use 19 mm socket on the wheel nuts. But I guess if a 21 mm fits, then that's close enough.

And exactly how many foot-tons of torque are people using to strip the wheel studs?
While this may be the case for some, in my situation it was the tire iron from the trunk that came with the car and the lugs rounded out on me.
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Something tells me people are using 20 mm, 21 mm, 29 mm, whatever they can find sockets on the wheel nuts.

There's a reason Ford says to use 19 mm socket on the wheel nuts. But I guess if a 21 mm fits, then that's close enough.

And exactly how many foot-tons of torque are people using to strip the wheel studs?
I am using 19MM socket and in 5 years, I never had any issue with the lug nuts. None stripped and they look like new. I am using the Ridgid 18V ½ Impact Driver to undo the bolts. I use my hands and a torque wrench to put them back on.

I know that my dealer is using a 3/4" socket (19.04 MM) so I leave my 19MM socket available in the console and they use it instead.
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