Originally Posted by bondosgto
Put some anti seize on the studs before you put the new nuts on.
If you do, reduce installed torque by half
. (Amount of reduction varies by lubricant, never-seez calls for the highest reduction. I've covered this elsewhere, verified experimentally.)
It is possible that the current lugs are seized. You can try heating the lug nuts using a torch, but use a PENCIL flame, don't heat the stud, and DO NOT heat the wheel! However, heating the nut to 500*F or so should expand it enough to free it up from the stud, but not so much that you can't get the socket on it anymore - and that will get you minimal heating on the wheel and stud. At 500*F, bare steel (since you've lost the shell, I assume you're now dealing with bare steel?) will be a brownish-yellow under heat. I wouldn't go past 600*F (medium to light blue,) and I'd try to avoid going that high.