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This is the only entertainment I get since fishing died!   Oh, and BTW... 3.81 inches of rain today just north of the lake and it's still coming down!

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On 7/5/2019 at 7:55 AM, MOPanfisher said:

LOL, I spend most of a day getting a wheel off of a Toyota Corolla a couple years back.  And if yiu ever have a flat in a dodge mini van, the spare tire is uder the dang console.

If that ever happens again just loosen the lug nuts 2 turns and drive it on the wheel until you feel it let go.   

You're gonna destroy the wheel anyway, might as well get 500 yards closer to home.

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Good friend of mine bought a new Ford truck. Was out in west Kansas pheasant hunting. In the middle of nowhere. Had a flat tire. got the tire tool out and it wouldnt fit the lug nuts! When he called the dealership they told him some of the Fords had expanding lug nuts!! When i called him out on it he got all pissy and demanded that i call the dealership. I didnt but i drive a relatively new Ford F-150 myself so i carry a four way. Especially pulling a boat trailer around. 

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13 minutes ago, Smithvillesteve said:

Good friend of mine bought a new Ford truck. Was out in west Kansas pheasant hunting. In the middle of nowhere. Had a flat tire. got the tire tool out and it wouldnt fit the lug nuts! When he called the dealership they told him some of the Fords had expanding lug nuts!! When i called him out on it he got all pissy and demanded that i call the dealership. I didnt but i drive a relatively new Ford F-150 myself so i carry a four way. Especially pulling a boat trailer around. 

What in the world is an expanding lug nut???

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I believe it.  Remember the rubber o-rings Ford put around the lugs?  90's I think.  Couldn't get the wheels off. 

Change for the sake of change.

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5 hours ago, MrGiggles said:

Crappy 2 piece lug nuts that swell with age and stick in your sockets. 

I ended up replacing all of mine with real ones.

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On ‎7‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 8:41 AM, Smithvillesteve said:

Good friend of mine bought a new Ford truck. Was out in west Kansas pheasant hunting. In the middle of nowhere. Had a flat tire. got the tire tool out and it wouldnt fit the lug nuts! When he called the dealership they told him some of the Fords had expanding lug nuts!! When i called him out on it he got all pissy and demanded that i call the dealership. I didnt but i drive a relatively new Ford F-150 myself so i carry a four way. Especially pulling a boat trailer around. 

This just happened to me.  I was doing brakes on my '06 Dakota.  I was convinced the lug nuts were metric for a brief instant.  I could not get a 7/8's socket on some of them.  On the first one I tried to turn it without the socket fully on and rounded it -- a mistake that would make a 16-year old feel like an idiot.  I applied PB blaster every day for a week, bought a 23-mm socket, got all of them off but removed the damaged nut last -- I hammered that socket all of the way on that nut and it did turn. 

The nuts have a chrome plating, the steel on the nut rusts and expands the chrome plating.  I replaced all of them with after-market steel-only nuts.

Thanks for reading -- I do feel better but have no idea how this topic started.

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