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Old 05-06-2016, 07:50 AM   #1
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Tighten those wheel lugs

I want to tighten the wheel lugs on our new MiniLite 2109s but the only info I see is about the torck, 100 lbs. The TT has 14" aluminum wheels which apparently have a chrome cap over the lugs. Two questions.
How do you remove the the caps over the lugs? Screw off (which direction), pull off, what?
What size are the lugs themselves.
Has anybody tighten their wheel lugs that can answer these questions. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-06-2016, 08:02 AM   #2
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I picture would help us all a lot, since many of us are not Minilite owners but probably know the answer to your question. I would assume that you have the plastic type of hub cap that is all one piece. If that is the case you will find a slot on the edge of the hub cap. Take a screw drive and carefully pry the hub cap off. Once it is off you will be able to determine the size of the lug nuts, since they are visible once the hub cap is removed.
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I want to tighten the wheel lugs on our new MiniLite 2109s but the only info I see is about the torck, 100 lbs. The TT has 14" aluminum wheels which apparently have a chrome cap over the lugs. Two questions.
How do you remove the the caps over the lugs? Screw off (which direction), pull off, what?
What size are the lugs themselves.
Has anybody tighten their wheel lugs that can answer these questions. Thanks in advance.

Chrome caps over the lugs? Are you sure? Those are the same wheels they use on most of the Rockwoods and the only cap is the center cap. The lug nuts themselves are chrome lug nuts, the old school type?

You may need a thin wall socket however.
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Wheel lugs

I'd love to provide a picture but it is raining 'Cats and Dogs' here right now. The caps on the lug nuts maybe a chrome plastic, not sure. I do know it's real tight in there and I don't see anywhere to get a screwdriver to pry them off. I hope the lug nuts are not metric, just thought about that.
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They may look like they are a chrome cover over each lug nut but most likely they are just chrome plated lug nuts
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Old 05-06-2016, 08:30 AM   #6
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My Flagstaff has chrome covers on the lug nuts, they don't remove, you use a 7/8 (I think) six point lug wrench. A properly fitting lug wrench will not damage them. I have taken them off many times to check brakes, change tires, grease bearings etc....
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If you have aluminum wheels you most probably have acorn nuts that is what they are called. They look like a lug nut but are deeper about an inch and a 1/2 or so deep I would guess. And they are a hollow chrome stamped metal attached to almost a regular lug net at the bottom. They are all one piece and do not come apart. If that is what you have you need a special socket for mag or decorative wheels. They sell them at any auto parts store and you only need to know the size of the nut. On my unit they are 7/8 inch.
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Do your hub caps look like this?
https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...SA/QT545C.html
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Or do they look like these acorn nuts?
https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=acorn+lug+nuts
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I learned early on that you want to use a 6 pt deep socket....our WJ has (according to the dealer) 3/4" lugs but a 16mm works better when removing lugs or using a torque wrench.
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