Swollen lug nuts!

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  1. mquick5

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    I have a 2015 Ford Expedition Limited 4x4, purchased new - driven in the Midwest (snow and ice in the winter...).

    At the last oil change and tire rotation at the dealer, I had to replace 20 of the 24 lug nuts because they were swollen. The dealer stocked the lug nuts, as the service advisor said they see a lot of swollen ones that are difficult to remove with the stock socket size.

    I have the premium Ford extended warranty and the service advisor said the defective lug nuts were not covered by the plan.

    Gotta love that Ford quality.
     
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    Gorilla lugs. One piece solid steel
     
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    I've got the original (not bad shape) from my 2014EL if anyone wants them.
    Replaced with Gorilla last year, solid steel chrome plated.
     
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    I'm not sure what the dealer put back on, but they didn't charge me a dime for them. And they replaced all 24 according to the paper work, with part# ACPZ*1012*B. I guess I should have asked if these are all steel or if they with swell too!
     
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    All they did was give you new shitty ones that are gonna do the same thing. Those are the two piece with the cap. These will swell again in time
     
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    My nuts shrunk. I hate that. I've never seen the "swollen" , don't want to either.
    Both use 13/16" socket
    This OEM nut is cracked too … just the cap so I guess it's not that bad

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    Literally just ordered lugnuts off Amazon for the 2015 $60 for 24 and hopefully be done with swollen nuts (well on the car atleast) hahaha trying to remove to nuts to install the hub extenders was a no go until I could replace them
     
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    I replace all of them last time when I changed the tire all of them are cracked .
     
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    I've had the wheels rotated a couple of times, no issues however I'm going to put front pads on this w/e hopefully, so I'll take a good look at them. From what I'm reading, I'd be wise to order a set anyway.....anyone know the stud diameter offhand?

    And for you poor, poor guys with swollen or worse, shrinking nuts....cut out the steroids and vasectomy's and it will clear right up....lol

    jeff
     
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