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Old 05-07-2007, 03:56 PM   #1
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hello I am new to all this and forums on the net.
I read them all the time just hunting info,but this is first I ever really paticipated at all. I hhave lots of questions for anyone who will listen and respond and it seems lot's of you have been this long to save me some serius headaches and shorten the learning curve.I was washing wheels on 5er and about had heart failure when lug nuts turned with fingertips!!!!Turns out they just goofy chrome caps on the real lugnuts but sure got my attention and made me wonder howoften should you check them?
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:56 PM   #2
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hello I am new to all this and forums on the net.
I read them all the time just hunting info,but this is first I ever really paticipated at all. I hhave lots of questions for anyone who will listen and respond and it seems lot's of you have been this long to save me some serius headaches and shorten the learning curve.I was washing wheels on 5er and about had heart failure when lug nuts turned with fingertips!!!!Turns out they just goofy chrome caps on the real lugnuts but sure got my attention and made me wonder howoften should you check them?
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:13 PM   #3
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On a brand new rig I'd suggest re-torquing after the first 50 miles. After that check them every several thousand miles unless the wheels have been removed for a flat, rotation, brake inspection, etc. Then check again after 50 miles.
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:40 PM   #4
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thanks I was concerned I need to check them every trip.I don't mind some prep work but I simply did not know with the 2 axles pullin sidways and all when you turn these things
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I never check them after the first few miles after changing the tires or removing the wheels, after that you are probably good to go. Might be a good thing to look at before a long trip though.
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:23 AM   #6
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I check mine with a breakaway torque wrench before starting a trip, and then again about every three towing days. Occasionally I get about one flat of movement on one lug on one of four wheels. As I check tire air pressure daily when towing adding a torque check every three days is not a problem.
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Old 05-12-2007, 04:19 AM   #7
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With steel wheels, if you see rust from the lug nuts, they are loose.
With aluminum, if you see what looks like oil stain from the lug nuts, they are probably loose. Jim
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