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Re: ejecting lugnuts
When I was a kid, I had the left front wheel of my pickup come off in an intersection on the way to high school. The problem was I had listened to someone who had "guessed" that wheel lug nuts only need to be torqued to 35 ftlbs! Actually torque spec on that rig was 80 ft lbs. A couple things I would do:
1. Replace the lug nuts.
2. Replace the lug bolts/studs.
3. Check to make sure the drum is on all the way, and not binding a little and keeping you from getting it, and hence the rim, all the way on.
Also, are you torquing your lugs, or just bringing them up tight? My father, a mechanic of 61 years and 40+ years of experience likes to laugh at me because I use a torque wrench on EVERYTHING. He can laugh, but I like to know exactly where I'm at on stuff like that since I don't wrench nearly enough to do it by feel like him. Just my .02! Let us know what you find!