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thanks for all the helpful responses folks. Looks like they were just blowing smoke. Went to a different Costco further away, but that I've used in the past. They looked at em, and said the condition isn't great, but not bad either.


Did the work right away, wiggled the socket on just fine. Were surprised the other place refused to do it, and the explanation given. I asked if I should order new lugs for next time, their opinion was I could continue with these for now.


The socket on their torque wrench went on even easier
Too bad, the aftermarket ones are available in all sorts of kewl colors, and are solid stainless--not to mention cheap.

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Re: My nuts are swollen

Is Chrysler still using the P.O.S. 2-piece design? I've had every single one on my old Magnum swell up and eventually fall off. You couldn't get them off without poking a hole in them with a screwdriver and prying the cap off, they would just rotate with whatever socket you put on. Dealer wanted like $8/piece for replacements that did the same thing, everyone on LXForums just replaced them with Gorilla Lugs.
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Re: My nuts are swollen

I just love the title of this thread, I laugh every time i pass it by!

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I just love the title of this thread, I laugh every time i pass it by!

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I was just thinking the same thing when i saw the thread title. I thought, this guy is at the wrong place, he needs to visit his docter.
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Re: My nuts are swollen

My 2010 Dodge Dakota had this same issue, but the tire place I was at just used the next size up socket to get them off. Told me they needed replacing, but didn't try to push a new set on me.

I too bought a set of Gorilla solid lug nuts online and threw them on. Problem solved. I plan on eventually buying a set for my wife's 2014 JGC, but they aren't showing any problems yet, so I will spend the money on other things for now.
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Re: My nuts are swollen

Just had swollen lug nuts diagnosed on my 2014 Overland. I thought service manager was joking but apparently it is a real thing and happens when the decorative cover over top of the nuts corrodes and swells. They can get the nuts off (no pun intended) but can't get them back on ... $230 for new nuts!
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Re: My nuts are swollen

I'd go back and have a polite and respectful conversation with whomever wrote that bill. Even at $5 per nut, I've seen $3-7 for OE, you where not shown proper respect. If that doesn't work I'd get in touch with customer care because while they don't enforce pricing as far as I know, they do avoid gouging or runaway scumbaggery. The price on a proper aftermarket set is $50-100 for one piece nuts. OE shouldn't cost you that much
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Just had swollen lug nuts diagnosed on my 2014 Overland. I thought service manager was joking but apparently it is a real thing and happens when the decorative cover over top of the nuts corrodes and swells. They can get the nuts off (no pun intended) but can't get them back on ... $230 for new nuts!
That's what you get for cheap POS multi-piece OEM nuts.

They tend to only become corroded if some ham fisted tech uses the wrong socket, the socket is worn, or otherwise doesn't fit tightly and dings the outer portion enough
to damage it.

Mistake number 2 was to buy more of the cheap poorly constructed things.
Possibly mistake 1 letting a dealer touch your nuts, unless there are absolutely no tire stores in the area.

BTW, yes, you can always put the dinged up swollen nuts back on. Is a PITA, but
it should allow you to escape the dealer and get to a real tire store and buy a set of one piece aftermarket ones. Figure 50-60 bucks max.

Surprised your dealer would sell overpriced one, as the smarter ones tend to have the one piece aftermarket units. Good tire stores would warn you if they see dinging and sell you a set of much ruggeder aftermarket ones a lot cheaper than OEMs.

A smart alec might ask if your nuts are swollen because you don't blow your jeep [another thread]
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I suspect they are corroded under the caps. Just replace them.


I thought this thread was gonna be about firm seat cushions
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Re: My nuts are swollen

I figured this was an extreme price but it is my company car and I did not have time to shop or negotiate. My wife has the 2012 JGC so I will be prepared if it comes on up hers.
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