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    Swollen Lug Nuts

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    Had to replace all 16 at the dealership today for $116...

    Who else had this problem?

    What did you replace your Ford lug nuts with?

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    This happened to me after my hernia surgery...

    Seriously, good post, I would like to know too. I have and like Muteki SR35's on my other car, and I think a vendor on here offered those with the wheels it was selling.
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    lol I googled it because I've literally never heard of such a thing. What a weird issue. For the lazy, it's when a two piece lug nut gets moisture or something between the layers and corrosion expands the outer layer, which is the bit your lug nut wrench goes over. I only saw the stock lug nuts once when I was replacing them, but I do remember them looking multi-piece.

    Now I wonder why car companies would choose to use lug nuts like these.

    Quote Originally Posted by Capri to ST View Post
    This happened to me after my hernia surgery...

    Seriously, good post, I would like to know too. I have and like Muteki SR35's on my other car, and I think a vendor on here offered those with the wheels it was selling.
    I've been using the Muteki SR48 which is basically just the extended length version of the SR35 from the looks of it. Plenty of great aftermarket lug nuts out there though.

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    I went with these for replacements to avoid any issues with the OEM lugs. $116 seems crazy to pay.
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    Ouch. I picked up some black gorilla lug nuts on amazon for $35, I need to stop being lazy and put them on.

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    You are not alone. I will have to replace mine this spring as I go back to my summer tires. Lugs from Tire Rack have never given me any problems. Any other recommended replacements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rweidman View Post
    You are not alone. I will have to replace mine this spring as I go back to my summer tires. Lugs from Tire Rack have never given me any problems. Any other recommended replacements.

    You just reminded me, I have lug nuts from tire rack on the car already. I'll throw my stock ones in the recycle bin.

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    I had this problem on two of my Fiestas. While I replaced the set on my ST with a new set I received gratis from an acquaintance, I also ordered several 25/32 sockets (perfect fit for my swollen nuts) online to go along with the Gorilla tools I keep in each car.
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    Went with McGard one piece lug nuts. This has been a problem since the mid 2000's when I worked at Ford. Crappy cheap design.


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    Ford and Chrysler are notorious for having these issues.

    McGuard makes really good stock replacements, along with a newer company TPR(TaperPro). I've had a host of lugs in the past, and for stock-looking chromes, either of these are good.

    As far as alternatives, stay away from the cheaper Chinese options(unless you want to replace them once a year). I liked my Rays lugs, but the pricetag may be a lot for some. Muteki makes a good product as well as Gorilla.
    If I'm buying another set for my car currently, I'm looking into titanium stuff.... but i'm crazy like that... lol
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