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Old December 18th, 2006, 08:29 PM
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Hey guys, I also have a stupid question about lugs..... I dont have my repair manual available to me for a few days and was hoping to get some info and then parts on order for a repair I will be doing in a few days.

Was just out wheeling yesterday and noticed that 3 of my 5 lug nuts were missing from my right front wheel. Upon closer inspection I noticed that it wasnt just nuts missing but rather the "studs" or "Lugs"(What are they called?) that had sheared off. I was limping home slowly until a 4th sheared off and I was forced to have it trailered home.

So I need to know anything you can tell me about this. Such as...

How do you replace these.."lugs"? Pound them out the back and simply fit new ones and seat them with lug nuts? I am assuming these are replaceable.

Whats the LR part number for these?

Is there a NAPA equivalent available?

Any info would be appreciated.

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Old December 18th, 2006, 10:44 PM
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damn that sucks because that socket from the Snap-On folks is 82$
$1 from the pawn shop for me.
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Old December 21st, 2006, 08:44 AM
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I am not exactly sure when this began or how. I had been having some odd steering issues for quite a while and now I think it was because of the first lug stud or two breaking off.

The initial cause of this??? I did have a situation recently where the place that rotated my tires for me over torqued several lug nuts with their impact wrench. I had to go back to them to use their impact wrench to break them free. So possibly they had stressed some of the lugs and they sheared off later.

I have the lug/studs coming today and new lug nuts. I found that these studs are simply pounded out and the new ones pounded in. Maybe I will be able to thread on the lug nuts and seat them that way. The broken ones popped out easy without any disassembly. The one intact one that i was removing wasnt so easy. It is full length and as such won't come out of the hub without disassembiling the hub from the brake disk.

So I plan to routinely check my lug nuts and torque them to spec with the torque wrench and carry extra lug studs and a coupl lug nuts on the trail from now on.

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Old November 27th, 2007, 10:38 AM
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Does anyone know what the thread size is for OEM lug nuts for the defender. I was told the thread count was either 14x1.5 or 16x1.5?
Any help would greatly be appreciated before I try to save some money and buy them through ebay instead of rovers north.
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Weird start to the thread. In my about 40 years of installing lug nuts I've never seen one come loose that was torqued properly, 100ft/lb for a land rover.
As others have said, 27mm or 1 1/16"
27mm deep impact socket (no worries about it ever breaking) from sears for about $20
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...+impact+socket
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The one intact one that i was removing wasnt so easy. It is full length and as such won't come out of the hub without disassembiling the hub from the brake disk.

Larry
Well, if that one won't come out b/c of its length I would assume the new ones will not go in without disassembling also, so don't pound it out and put the hub back together until you have the new studs in place.

By the way, WTF is wrong with tire shops anyway? There is absolutely no excuse for them having their impacts jacked up that high! I remember trying to get the lugs off of an old Buick we had when I was a kid. My father and I had to jump up and down on a 5' bar that was slipped over a cross-bar. The cross-bar looked like spaghetti by the time we were done!
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Does anyone know what the thread size is for OEM lug nuts for the defender. I was told the thread count was either 14x1.5 or 16x1.5?
Any help would greatly be appreciated before I try to save some money and buy them through ebay instead of rovers north.
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I'm resurrecting this thread.

I went out and bought a 2' breaker bar and a 27mm socket for the lugs since
mine didn't have a lug wrench on board for some reason.
I had a spare lug to confirm it was the correct fit.
The "caps" are not removable - correct???
To remove a tire are you supposed to wrench away at the caps??
I tried to fit the socket over the caps and the 27mm socket is too small.
I think my socket needs a little viagra.

Is this a stupid newbie question or what?

Thanks in advance!

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Old July 22nd, 2008, 04:34 PM
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Yes 27mm is right. caps do not come off. You should be able to push the socket on all the way. Try vaseline or grease maybe.

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I think I'll try a little WD40 and a rubber mallet tonight.
Strange, some lugs are okay and some seem really off 27mm.

I sat there at the auto supply store scratching my head saying WTF.
Just don't want to be at the side of the road one day and not being
able to change the tire because of this.

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Old July 22nd, 2008, 04:41 PM
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while on the subject of these terrible lug nuts....

I got a flat while on the way down to the beach 2 weeks ago. Actually, to say I just "got a flat" is a little forgiving... I had a blow out while going 70 mph in the far left lane of I40 in July 4th beach traffic. I also had the top off and while we were on the side of the road we caught an isolated thunder storm and got dumped on. My fiancee was not impressed with the rover.

Anyway, back to the story, I get the rover to the right-hand shoulder and proceed to attempt a tire change. I have a nice lug wrench from rovers north and new bottle jack so I thought I would be okay (I actually highly recommend the lug wrench. I think this is it: http://www.roversnorth.com/store/p-4...-116-nuts.aspx). When I went to take the spare off the back I was reminded that a while back I messed up/stripped out one of those crappy aluminum caps on a lug and had to hand tighten that lug on the spare instead of leaving it on one of the other four tires. Well I could not for the life of me get that messed up lug nut off the spare tire. The lug wrench would not fit over the miss shapen lug nut cap. I had my brother drive out to meet me with several different sizes of channel locks and vise grips. After unsuccessfully prying at the lug for like 20 minutes I got frustrated and took my BFH and wailed on the lug wrench over the offending lug nut until the wrench bore into the aluminum cap of the lug nut. I finally got the spare off using that method and we eventually got back on the road.

Lesson of the story: the caps on the lug nuts are TERRIBLE. Be sure to replace any suspect looking lug nuts.
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