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Lugs on Super Duty gone bad?

Yes I'm a newbie to the forum and can't figure out the search function.

I've got a 2004 F350 6.0 Supercab, 4X4, Longbed, DP4.5" lift.

Question is: The last two times I've had tires rotated (to re-align the cupping), they've had issues with Lugs/Lug nuts cross threading, stripping. I think it's a yahoo with an impact wrench that can't seem to start lug nuts with his fingers prior to using his tool...but don't know that.

Is there any issue with Ford Truck Lugs that I should know about?


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none that im aware of....ive had my wheels off at LEAST a dozen or more
times...and ive NEVER had an issue. I use an impact gun ONLY to remove
the lug-nuts.

I dont even like the torque-sticks that the shops use. Last time i bought tires at
costco i told the kid i would put 'em on by HAND while he did something else w/ his
air gun & torque sticks.

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I have put HUNDREDS of tires on and never had cross threading issues.. BUT i always start every lugnut w/ my hand.

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I agree. I always start them by hand and then carry on taking it easy with no issues. Chris

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Up here in the north cold country, we use anti-seize on all our lugs. Makes a big difference when you go to remove lug nuts or bolts after a good winter. Never had any problem with them coming loose as some might think due to the anti-seize's slickness. And like everyones said already, always start by hand and torque to spec using a torque wrench if available. To answer the original poster's question, likely some hack cross threaded some lugs at some point. If the thread damage is minor, you could try a die, and attempt to clean up the threads on the wheel studs along with some new lug nuts where needed. But if the wheel studs are worn out/cross threaded bad, replacement is the only option. Harry

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