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Just a heads up to everyone, replace your factory lug wrench! I got a flat on the highway tonight, broke loose all but 1 lugnut, then the factory wrench twisted and couldn't get the last one off, called highway patrol and used his 4way wrench, and was on my way, the factory wrench is a hollow thin tube, useless!! Thanks ford! Don't get me wrong. I love fords I own a 05 gt and 05 expedition both are great. But could use a better lug wrench....
 

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Wow!!!

Took off all 4 of my tires with mine, maybe you just had freakishly tight lug nuts? Or a bad wrench? Glad you got things straightened out :)
 

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I always carry a small auto zone style floor jack and a 4 way.....learned my lesson a long time ago. Take about ten minutes this way.
 

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Probably had the wheels last installed by a shop using air tools.

NEVER use air tools to tighten lug nuts. Seen way too many broken studs and have personally broken two 4-ways loosening lug nuts.
 

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I'm sure they were put on with a impact wrench, it was pretty tight! But I haven't had the wheels off since we bought it, but I'm going to check the others and get a new 4-way wrench , maybe the wrench was defective? I know the older stangs had a solid lug wrench, the new ones have a hollow tube, maybe ford wanted to save weight ?
 

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Just a heads up to everyone, replace your factory lug wrench! I got a flat on the highway tonight, broke loose all but 1 lugnut, then the factory wrench twisted and couldn't get the last one off, called highway patrol and used his 4way wrench, and was on my way, the factory wrench is a hollow thin tube, useless!! Thanks ford! Don't get me wrong. I love fords I own a 05 gt and 05 expedition both are great. But could use a better lug wrench....
Ouch that sucks. I've taken mine off and on several times with the factory wrench.
 

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make sure they are not put on to tight, 100lbs should be the max on the mustang, sounds like someone decided they needed to be put on much tighter
 

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wereKEV said:
How in the hell did yiu twist a solid steel lug wrench ,Is it hollow?
Yes,, it's hollow! I'm not sure when ford switched, I've owned fox body's and they always had a solid steel bar, now they are hollow..
 

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Very helpfull! going to put that on my junkyard wish list. see if i cant find something solid but the same size, sorry about your troubles bro.
 

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Black05gt said:
I'm sure they were put on with a impact wrench, it was pretty tight! But I haven't had the wheels off since we bought it, but I'm going to check the others and get a new 4-way wrench , maybe the wrench was defective? I know the older stangs had a solid lug wrench, the new ones have a hollow tube, maybe ford wanted to save weight ?
I doubt it was to save weight, cost was more likely the root! ?
 
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