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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-31-2018, 07:38 AM
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Glad it turned out for safety. Ditto on the torque on the lugs though.

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-31-2018, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by travis.farmer View Post
i have heard, not sure if it is true, but aluminum wheels, after removing them, they get tightened to torque specifications, but after so many miles, they require a second re-torquing to keep the wheels from falling off.

I have personal experience with this happening myself. i had to steel a lug nut from each of the other three tires to put the wheel back on and get home.

Glad nobody was hurt!

Any dealer/garage around me insists on bringing the vehicle back for a retorque for this very reason. I know someone who's wheel fell off at about 20 mph. The dealer said "you should have brought it back for a retorque".
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-31-2018, 09:40 AM
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I say anything like this that you walk away safely with no one else getting hurt is a good thing. Even though it's a PITA, everything will end up good.

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