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I got SWELLED NUTS on my Dodge Charger

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I got SWELLED NUTS on my Dodge Charger

I hear this is a common problem with the lug nuts on a lot of Dodge vehicles due to the two piece construction of the lug nuts.

Dodge dealership wants $12 per lug nut or $240 for a set of 20.

I see US prices of less than $50 for a whole set of OEM lug nuts.

Where in GTA/Mississauga can I guy good quality lug nuts for my Dodge Charger?
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Good thing you added "Dodge Charger" in hour title.
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...replace the seating to a wider seat....cabin too cramped?
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Try rockauto,not sure of your year, but for '12 charger 3.6 they list them at $3.04 each if you buy 10.
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get aftermarket mcgard or gorilla solid lug nuts
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Swelled, I'd think more like shrinkage in this cold weather?
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My Costco does not carry them.

I need to find them ASAP locally in GTA/Mississauga
I do not want to pay for shipping from Rock Auto
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OEM Chrome lug nuts for my corolla was $5 each from the dealer. I ended up buying them from ebay for $32 for a set of $20. Try ebay. The shipping fees may be a deal killer.
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Try any other dealer and see what they're quoting you.
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Use some 'Ice' ... it should do the trick !
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Yes ebay shipping kills the deal.

Are there no good auto parts stores in Mississauga?
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zz000ter wrote: I hear this is a common problem with the lug nuts on a lot of Dodge vehicles due to the two piece construction of the lug nuts.

Dodge dealership wants $12 per lug nut or $240 for a set of 20.

I see US prices of less than $50 for a whole set of OEM lug nuts.

Where in GTA/Mississauga can I guy good quality lug nuts for my Dodge Charger?
First of all, you are being told a bunch of BS. Cold (or hot) forged steel does not "swell".
If your lug nits have a chrome cap on them then perhaps rust has gotten underneath and the chrome is lifting off the base material. There is no danger of anything happening except the chrome falling off. If they still look OK, then leave them n. The only reason to replace them is for aesthetics or cosmetic reasons.
If you really do want to replace them, fine but, you can wait till they go on sale somewhere or when some online retailer has free shipping but, it would be because you want a new look as opposed to needing them.
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zz000ter wrote: Yes ebay shipping kills the deal.

Are there no good auto parts stores in Mississauga?
If you want the quickest way, cdntire, napa, carquest, partsource, maybe princessauto?
Walmart sells them too, but are all of them swollen or just some of them?
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Fastlayne - thanks

I found them on amazon.ca - but the box of 60 is $177
Usually ships within 3 to 5 weeks.
http://www.amazon.ca/Gorilla-Automotive ... 003DA4NF2/

What do I do with the other 40 that I do not need?

Pete_Coach wrote: First of all, you are being told a bunch of BS. Cold (or hot) forged steel does not "swell".
If your lug nits have a chrome cap on them then perhaps rust has gotten underneath and the chrome is lifting off the base material. There is no danger of anything happening except the chrome falling off. If they still look OK, then leave them n. The only reason to replace them is for aesthetics or cosmetic reasons.
If you really do want to replace them, fine but, you can wait till they go on sale somewhere or when some online retailer has free shipping but, it would be because you want a new look as opposed to needing them.
The problem is that lug nuts do not fit into the sockets they use to take the nuts off to change the tires.


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Are these nuts blue?
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This happens when monkeys at the shop don't put the socket in all the way and start hammering the impact gun. The aluminum caps swell up. Just find out what size, seat type, your lug nuts are and call tire and wheel shops. They should have cheaper one piece nuts you can buy. You can mcgards website to find the specs on your factory nuts.
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zz000ter wrote: Fastlayne - thanks

I found them on amazon.ca - but the box of 60 is $177
Usually ships within 3 to 5 weeks.
http://www.amazon.ca/Gorilla-Automotive ... 003DA4NF2/

What do I do with the other 40 that I do not need?




The problem is that lug nuts do not fit into the sockets they use to take the nuts off to change the tires.


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I have bought two packs of 60 in the past. One box only cost me $40 - thank you Amazon. (I travel into the US often and can have them shipped Stateside.)

I sold 2 sets to a Brampton Assembly Plant employee.

I sold 1 set to a fellow in the neighbourhood and one set to a LXForums member.

And I kept one set for my winter wheels.

The people over on LXForums may buy them from you. Look for the Canada/Ontario section.
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zz000ter wrote: Fastlayne - thanks

I found them on amazon.ca - but the box of 60 is $177
Usually ships within 3 to 5 weeks.
http://www.amazon.ca/Gorilla-Automotive ... 003DA4NF2/

What do I do with the other 40 that I do not need?




The problem is that lug nuts do not fit into the sockets they use to take the nuts off to change the tires.


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Right, thats whats happens , this is not a new problem either in Canada , one of my first cars was a 1969 Oldsmobile 442 and it has those crappy nuts and this was before shops used Impact guns etc so its a "environmental" issue mostly but for sure impact guns can damage them as well.

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