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Old 10-31-2008, 09:58 AM   #1
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Lug Nuts

I just had the wheels off for the first time to have the bearings repacked. I need to get a new socket so I can check the torque on the lug nuts, but can't find the size anywhere. I did find the proper torque in the owners manual.

Can anybody tell me how to figure out the size of the lug nut?

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Old 11-01-2008, 03:07 PM   #2
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One of my lug wrenches (we carry two) has the size stamped on each of the arms of the wrench, so it's easy to tell.

If you don't have that advantage, you grab some of your standard wrenches from the tool box and try each on for size until you find the right size.

I would offer to go out and check mine for you, but it's in the shop getting some repair work done.
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:37 AM   #3
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Thanks, Dave.

I was surprised I couldn't find it in any of the manuals I have and, unfortunately, I do not have an extensive socket collection. I'll just measure the nut and see what happens.

Thank you.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:49 AM   #4
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Morning Paul,

I just walked out and checked my aluminum wheel lug nut size and it's 13/16th. I'm guessing that yours would be the same. Sorry, I was slow replying with a size. I was out crawling around under Sunny yesterday afternoon and made myself sick (literally, as I have a hard time laying down to look up at or work on things like trailer frames

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The lugs on my F-304SR are also 13/16 size. I carry a good 12 point 13/16 socket and a good breaker bar in the camper. It makes breaking the lugs loose much easier.
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Hi Paul

If you have not already found out, like the others have said the hex is 13/16Ē. And you will need a short 3 or 4Ē extension. The 13/16Ē a very common US standard size for lug nuts. That is the ones before they went metric on many autoís.

The torque, 95 to 100 ft. lb applied in a torque pattern. If you do not have a torque wrench, you need a Ĺ drive one. The offshore ones are pretty cheap now a days, like $20 to $25. And for just doing lug nits they are good enough.

Be sure to re-check the torque for at least 3 times, about 50 to 100 miles each time. Some times it takes 4 plus times unit they stop moving around. Since these are lug centric wheels they work the lug nuts and a few will loosen up until they have found there final seated position. Once you keep checking after the 3 plus times and they do not take any more torque to get back to the 95 to 100 ft lb. they will stop loosening. The worst is painted rims never used. The paint has to squeeze out.

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Old 11-06-2008, 07:18 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. I came up with 13/16", too. The literature I read said 90-100 lbs of torque. I started with 90 and none of the lug nuts moved. I kinda wonder if the rv place used a pneumatic wrench instead of a torque wrench to remount the wheels. I'll check the torque next week when I go to Trap Pond in DE. I'll stop about 25 miles from the house and agian abit further out.

If you have never been to Trap Pond, it is sweet park. It has the northern most stand of bald cypress in the East Coast. Great place to kayak, bike, etc. Meeting my former Airstream club friends. Great group, looking forward to it. Course, they find it hard to admit, but they do. That is, they like my T-2363!

Thanks again, all!
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