Originally Posted by Devoman
Is there a plastic cap on the newer Airstreams lug nuts?I was attempting to check the lug nuts to see about tightening them and it seems that there is a plastic cover over the lugs.Am i wrong?If not,How do I take these off to get to them.Thanks.
I tried looking in the manual but there is nothing on this subject.
I can't swear to this, but many lug nuts that come with alloy wheels have a stainless steel cover over the hex. This cover does not come off. Or, I should say, it is not supposed to come off.
It is of paramount importance that you use a deep socket that slips all the way over this lug nut. Make sure the socket is of the correct size. If you try and use a short socket, or in certain cases even a wheel cross wrench, then you might shear off the lug nut, or at least the stainless covering.
It is also always a good idea to re-torque the lugs after having the wheels removed at least once after about 100 miles or so.
I set my torque wrench to 110lbs.