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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-07-2013, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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changed em over last night.
had an epiphany as i was on the floor cursing at them.
spare tire is an 18" steelie.
there are no extra lug nuts for the truck when you need to put the spare on.
so if the standard lug nuts will work with the spare, they will work the ones the snow tires are on.
they fit, they didnt bottom out.
all is well so far.
was told no tpms sensors in the wheels, but no light on yet. how long does it take truck to realize there is no sensors in there?
on another point. the wheels were a PITA to get off.
what do people do to prevent them from almost seizing on there. would hate to have to attempt to get one off on the side of the road if i had a flat.
just had em off not too long ago to rotate them too....
hub gets stuck to inside of wheel. repeated smashign with rubber mallet on back of wheel required for eventual removal.
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Hate to say I told you so, but I told you so.

Swapping wheels in the spring and fall should help with getting your nuts off, hit them with some anti-seize compound or other lube when you're on the rack.

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nah its not the nuts that are the problem.
unless that was a joke?
its the wheels and the hub/rotor that jam together.
friggen things were only off a few months ago.
aim to rotate the tires every 10k or 20k kms.
never seize going on there when i change em back over in a month or whatever.
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I never joke on this forum.

Principle remains the same though, try a thin skim of anti seize where the wheel contacts the hub, put that together with regular swap outs from winter to summer wheels and you should be OK.

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Yup use a thin coat of anit-sieze on the contact area, even a thin skim on the lug threads works awesome also.

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thanks guys. i will giver a try.
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