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65_302
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From: Bixby, OK
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posted 03-27-2003 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there something that we can use to prevent lug nuts from siezing up on the studs? The car is driven to the track and the slicks are put on. We have had two nuts sieze up. Had to twist them off. Put all new studs on both rear axles and do not want the same thing to happen to these.

I have heard 2 different theories as to why this happens, 1) over torquing, which "stretches" the threads, and 2) they get hot on the trip to the track (>15 miles) and expand causing them to sieze when we try to take them off. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks.

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 03-28-2003 12:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The stretching of the threads could be possible.Also try letting the wheels and studs cool first before trying to remove them .I have had this happen to me aso when the studs are hot.I dont think its a good idea to brush on some anti-seize.
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lawless
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posted 03-28-2003 12:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lawless   Click Here to Email lawless     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use anti-seize and always use a torque wrench to tighten lug nuts... 90 ft lbs for aluminum wheels


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posted 03-28-2003 12:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lawless:
I use anti-seize and always use a torque wrench to tighten lug nuts... 90 ft lbs for aluminum wheels


chris


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posted 03-28-2003 01:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never thought about anti-sieze. Doh!

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posted 03-28-2003 02:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for popeye   Click Here to Email popeye     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
65 302,we go by the manufacture's recomendations for torque specs but do use a small amount of spray on silicone and never had any problems...been doing it that way for 8 years.Just my 2 cents worth.

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posted 03-28-2003 02:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for popeye   Click Here to Email popeye     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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65_302
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posted 03-28-2003 08:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought about anti-sieze, but backed off because I was afraid the nuts would work thier way off during a run. I will start using either anti-sieze or the Silicon spray AND let them cool down a little before removing . Thanks for the tips.

Also, I was told to torque aluminum to 75 and steel to 95. The street wheels are steel. Do you think 75 is too low for the aluminum?

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