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Old 04-20-2006, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default My (lock) lug nut off my wheel fell off...help

My (lock) lug nut off my wheel fell off....i don't know where
but i just had my wheels replaced like less than 2 months ago
from Irvine Subaru

hehe....think they will cover it?

if not what do they sell individual locks that match all 3 of the others?

Thank you for your help
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:11 PM   #2
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Fell off? Did you forget to torque it down?

You're likely going to have to buy a new set.
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:14 PM   #3
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I didn't do it they installed it
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:15 PM   #4
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Then they will no charge you.
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:35 PM   #5
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alloy wheels need to be retorqued about 100 miles after they have been mounted.

the simplest way to describe it is that the alloy "settles." someone that understands metalurgy better than i do can go into more detail.

alway check the torque of your lug nuts about 100 miles after the wheels have been put back on the car.
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:39 PM   #6
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You will probaly have to get new ones like bl_easy said. And you might want to go outside as soon as you can and check all your other lug nuts. Get a torque wrench and tighten them babys up. I don't know how much to torque them to but someone on here will speak up in a few.
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:40 PM   #7
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i torque mine to about 85-90 foot pounds.
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:40 PM   #8
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I thought it was between 65 and 75 f/lbs
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:46 PM   #9
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80 f/lbs that's what my mechanic and everyone around sd that I know that drives a suby says.
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:18 PM   #10
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65.7 ft-lbs according to subaru. Why would you want to overtorque?
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:21 PM   #11
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65.7 ft-lbs according to subaru. Why would you want to overtorque?
Overtorquing the lugs too much is baaaad.

When I first got my car, the lugs were on right (not cross-threaded) but on TIGHT as hell. When I wanted to put my new wheels on, I think 2 wheel studs were just totally seized and broke off. Getting the old ones out and new ones in was not fun

Most I do is 70 ft-lbs
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:22 PM   #12
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After a little talking to Irvine Subaru
they decided to give me a whole set of new locks for free

but wow Rich at Irvine is a weird guy never smiles just looks at you
he gave me the locks but eh that guy is kinda a jerk
i have had probs with him before

I GUESS THE BEST WAY TO GET MY ANSWER WAS TRY IT

BUT THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:32 PM   #13
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^^^ glad it worked out for you
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Don't forget to check the torque every now and then
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:38 PM   #15
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Thanks i will for sure
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....'the book' says 65.7ft-lbs.....I use ~70......never broke a lug.....jack the car up ~1/2 way---THEN loosen the lugs

RE-torque after 100 miles
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....'the book' says 65.7ft-lbs.....I use ~70......never broke a lug.....jack the car up ~1/2 way---THEN loosen the lugs

RE-torque after 100 miles
Why half-way?

I've always broke the lugs with the wheels on the ground and then took her up.
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Why half-way?

I've always broke the lugs with the wheels on the ground and then took her up.

....weight on the wheels puts LOTS and LOTS of pressure on the lugs after they have been in use for a while....jacking the car enough so that the lugs can spin off without the weight of the car keeping the lugs tight helps keep the lugs from breaking off when ya try to loosen them.

I also use my 12v cordless impact, gives ~60-65 ft-lbs, to put the lug nuts on before I drop the car....then I roll the car a bit to equalize all the lugs before I final torque them with the torque wrench.
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^^^Makes sense, I figured that was the reasoning behind it. I'll have to give it a try.
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