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Ever lost 5 lugs from 1 tire on the way to work? Check this out...

Yup, got to work, noticed a lug nut with half a lug that had broke off sitting in the parking lot. grabbed it to toss it out of the roadway so nobody would get a flat and once it was in my hand I thought wait a minute, that looks like the ones I have on my truck. Walked the lug/lug nut to the nearest tire and realized there are only 3 lug nuts holding that tire on my tuck.

Needless to say the rest of that day my mind was on how to fix my issue! I am not a wrench head, but I got it fixed by 10PM.

Tapped out all existing lugs, bought and installed new lugs and new lug nuts (pretty tough without having a press). Cost was about $60 because I couldn't really wait for parts and Alaska is super expensive.

Good thing is there is not a ton of damage, nobody got injured and I learned a whole bunch. Before this I was totally unaware that doing brakes was as easy as it is. Hell yeah, I am fixin to do all my own brake jobs from now on.
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How many miles on your truck? I lost 4 on the L-rear a couple months ago and all 8 on the r-rear a week ago. My truck has 480K on it so I just assumed they were old and fatigued. I always torque my lugs to 148ftlbs. When I get new tires I take just the rims and tires in. I will not let a impact wrench near my wheels. Had to many warped rotors caused by it. I plan on changing all the rear ones on the 02 I just bought with 490K on it in case they are fatigued too.

99 F350 4x4 7.3 6 speed w/480K
02 F250 4x4 7.3 Auto w/490K
00 Excursion 4x4 V10 w/140K
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