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post #1 of 6 Old 09-08-2013, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Loosening Lug Nuts

Finished putting on a 2.5" suspension lift last week. Took her for a test spin directly afterwards and the lug nuts on the rear driver side started to come loose. Tightened them up and Everything was good to go. Drove another twenty miles and they had all come loose again. I'm at a loss here and yes the tapered side is in.

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-08-2013, 09:30 PM
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Finished putting on a 2.5" suspension lift last week. Took her for a test spin directly afterwards and the lug nuts on the rear driver side started to come loose. Tightened them up and Everything was good to go. Drove another twenty miles and they had all come loose again. I'm at a loss here and yes the tapered side is in.
It's called a torque wrench buy one. Tighten the bolts in a star pattern job done. If they keep coming loose you do not have your rear drums seated all the way and you most likely warped a drum at this point.
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-09-2013, 04:03 AM
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I bet someone greased them. Clean the studs and torque them down.
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-23-2014, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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I'm really sad to admit this; I had only used a 12' ratchet to tighten them down. I broke out a true tire iron and its a non issue now.
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-23-2014, 06:51 PM
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Lol you better be able to get them off again.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-23-2014, 07:08 PM
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Lug centric wheels? Did you torque the lugs down before lowering the vehicle off the jack? Very common mistake and is guaranteed to make the lugs loosen as you drive.

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