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SuperG
07-05-2006, 10:01 AM
In removing my front tire last week for the first time since December, my 275 lb-ft impact wrench would not budge the lug nuts (thanks to the folks who think they are performance car specialists here in Houston) but a sledge hammer finally did do the trick; my second thought was that this might be a good time to replace all 20 lugs and lugnuts.

Where should I get these?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Bartman01
07-05-2006, 10:39 AM
If you want the factory lug nuts, these two places usually have good prices:
www.buyfordracing.com
www.gefracing.com

The ford lug nuts are 7+ dollars a piece. Maximum Motorsports sells the Gorilla brand lug nuts - and those seem to go for around 4 dollars a piece online.

ausie
07-05-2006, 11:00 AM
Ouch, on aluminum alloy wheels ? Sometimes it may take a little torque to remove stubborn nuts. A bit of antisize lubricant will not hurt to be used on the lugs to prevent rust siezure.
If you need to replace the lugs best to keep the old lug nuts to use to seat the new lugs (if they are not damaged). When I bought wheels from tire rack, they sent me new lug nuts that look like the factory nut but solid steel chrome instead of the metal cap on the nut deal.

Also there is McGard 1/2"-20 part number 64000 is a good quality lug nut. Made by the same company that makes the wheel locks. I have had a full set of them for almost 4 years since I had the BBS wheels on my 01 Cobra and they still look as good as they did when new.

SuperG
07-05-2006, 01:34 PM
Thanks for the tips guys! I wonder if there are any made for especially high loads for things such as...racing? But at $140 for a bunch of threads, perhaps the stockers are fine...

SuperG
07-07-2006, 09:51 AM
Guys, it appears I may have been misunderstood. I am not asking about lug nuts, but lug bolts. At the 3 websites mentioned, I cannot find any lug bolts, however, I did find some at Summitt, but I did not find what I thought I needed.

Can anyone recommend the proper lug bolt and its specs?

Bartman01
07-07-2006, 06:40 PM
Guys, it appears I may have been misunderstood. I am not asking about lug nuts, but lug bolts. At the 3 websites mentioned, I cannot find any lug bolts, however, I did find some at Summitt, but I did not find what I thought I needed.

Can anyone recommend the proper lug bolt and its specs?

I think the proper term for them is 'studs', not bolts. I can't find any solid info or part numbers on them. You might try posting in the South Central forum - since several of the guys on there are current or ex Ford Service/Parts people.

ausie
07-08-2006, 07:19 AM
First place I would try to look would be Strange Engineering since they have wheels studs and axles (what they are known for)
http://www.strangeengineering.net/catalog/index.html

Moroso also has studs but not sure if they are the correct parts....
http://www.stangsuspension.com/store/comersus_listCategoriesAndProducts.asp?idCategory=58

If you want the actual oem part, the ford dealer may be the way to go.

The most important issue is that they may be of different length in the front than in the rear due to the difference in brake calipers and rotors. That would be something to call around for so you get the right part. I have replaced one wheel stud on a dodge neon which took more effort to remove it than it did to install it. You need an open end bolt or install the rotor and spare tire to get it to seat (do not use an aluminum wheel to seat the stud since that would cause damage to the wheel. ) There may even be a special tool to seat the studs. Probably the best way to install them is to remove the hub and have them press fit so not to damage the threads by the weekend garage mechanic method.