Replacing lug nuts


#1

I’m replacing the lug nuts on all 4 wheels, however, I do not want to jack up the car. Can I replace one lug nut at the time per tire and then move to the next tire without lifting the car?


#2

Sure!

Just make sure the new lug nuts are torqued to the proper spec with a torque wrench.

Tester


#3

I don’t see a problem as long as you follow Tester’s advice. Double check the torque after they’re all on.
Just out of curiosity, why are you doing this?


#4

I’ve used this method for 4 decades and it works great. It’s also safer since you don’t have to jack up the car and risk injury.


#5

Just make sure you are buying the correct lug nuts for your type of wheel and the car they fit. Types? What do I mean? Not just the correct thread size but also shape of the seat. This;

There are also 45 degree taper nuts for steel wheels not shown on this chart. “Ball seat” lug nuts are also called “bulge” typically with a 60 degree seat angle.


#6

Wow, remind me to never change lug nuts.


#7

Yeah no kidding, or off to the dealer at $5 a piece.