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Originally Posted by ChrisSlicks Joey did you get it fixed? One of mine just broke in half as well and I haven't even driven it in anger yet. I was

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Old 04-04-2009, 12:37 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Joey did you get it fixed? One of mine just broke in half as well and I haven't even driven it in anger yet. I was just tightening it with the torque wrench.

Also all the locking nuts were loose compared to the others. They appear to be made of an inferior metal or they are too shallow causing the end of the stud to press against the top of the nut. They all need to go and should be replaced with regular nuts until proper lock nuts can be installed.

This is not the proper locking lug for your rim; it should be shouldered like the stock lug!
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Did either of you see what kind of locking nuts you got? I ordered some 370Z locks, but got the G37s... I put them on, and they did seem to not quite tighten. I my end up removing them if you guys can confirm you got the same ones, but I'm 400 miles away from home right now for a friend's engagement party, and they've held up thus far.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:30 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Did either of you see what kind of locking nuts you got? I ordered some 370Z locks, but got the G37s... I put them on, and they did seem to not quite tighten. I my end up removing them if you guys can confirm you got the same ones, but I'm 400 miles away from home right now for a friend's engagement party, and they've held up thus far.
Don't know about the locking nut but the regular wheel nut is the same as the G37. I had to buy some at the Infiniti dealer because the Nissan dealer didn't have any. I took off all the locking nuts and replaced them with regular. I used an extractor tool from the auto parts store to remove the sheered nut saving the stud.

If anyone has one of these cheap locking sets, remove them immediately and replace them with a premium set. The cheap ones will fail, it's only a matter of time (mine took 3 weeks).

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Did either of you see what kind of locking nuts you got?
I suspect the locking nuts I got were very generic, cheap crap that the dealer threw on.
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Looks like I can join the club - just busted a couple of my locking lugs ends off. One side, I was checking tightness on my lugs, and barely turned the wrench 10-15 degrees and SNAP. The opposite side, I was just trying to take it OFF, and it snapped! What a hunk of ****....

My dealership is closed today, so I'll be going there tomorrow very early.
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Looks like I can join the club - just busted a couple of my locking lugs ends off. One side, I was checking tightness on my lugs, and barely turned the wrench 10-15 degrees and SNAP. The opposite side, I was just trying to take it OFF, and it snapped! What a hunk of ****....

My dealership is closed today, so I'll be going there tomorrow very early.
My dealership wouldn't fix it. They claimed they couldn't get the broken nut off and would need to drill the stud out. They were going to charge me over $100 to do this because they claim that they weren't the ones that installed the locking nuts, the car came from another dealer in trade. I had to go to Pep Boy's 100 yards from the dealership and buy the removal tool myself for $20. It came off easily with an impact wrench and the tool. I then spent another $40 at the Infiniti parts counter to get 5 more regular lug nuts, and I'll have to spend another $40 to get another set of quality locking nuts.
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My dealership wouldn't fix it. They claimed they couldn't get the broken nut off and would need to drill the stud out. They were going to charge me over $100 to do this because they claim that they weren't the ones that installed the locking nuts, the car came from another dealer in trade. I had to go to Pep Boy's 100 yards from the dealership and buy the removal tool myself for $20. It came off easily with an impact wrench and the tool. I then spent another $40 at the Infiniti parts counter to get 5 more regular lug nuts, and I'll have to spend another $40 to get another set of quality locking nuts.
Luckly, my car wasnt a trade - it was sent to that dealer first. This one is going to be on their head lol. Although thats shitty the dealership wouldnt cover it...

Hey, just in case - can you post up what extractor you bought? And how did you make sure the wheel didnt get damaged?
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I kept the locking ones from my 350 when I traded it, will they work on the 370?
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Come on Nissan, this is getting annoying. Rotors get trashed, engine overheats and now locking nuts explode?

Im starting to feel a little unsafe.
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Come on Nissan, this is getting annoying. Rotors get trashed, engine overheats and now locking nuts explode?

Im starting to feel a little unsafe.
I think the lugs, in this case at least, are a dealership thing though. Maybe ones they figured would just come right over from the 350?

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Probably not, I think the studs are longer.
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Hey, just in case - can you post up what extractor you bought? And how did you make sure the wheel didnt get damaged?
Here's a link to the ones I bought.

Except I got the 2 piece set instead of 3.



The socket hole did get a little scratched but that was partly because I was in a hurry. It's a fairly snug fit but you could probably sleeve it with some thin cardboard taped on.

The procedure was to set the impact wrench to reverse, but initially start threading it on by hand to get it nice and straight. Slowly start the impact wrench in reverse and let it thread itself on the nut. Once it bites apply full power to remove the nut. Once it is off you then have to separate the nut from the tool by grinding a flat into the sides of the nut and then locking it in a vice so you can use the impact wrench in forward mode to remove to separate them.
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Hmmmm, interesting....because I dont think I have any threads to thread this tool ONTO...I think it was broken off right at the tip of both studs...

Or, wait, do you thread it onto the remaining lugnut?
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Interesting. Alrighty. I have some ideas to protect it, so, we'll see. Either way, I hope the dealer will do the job.
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