What does finger loose mean when dealing with lug nuts

Asked by May 17, 2014 at 08:14 PM about the 2012 Dodge Charger SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just recently took off my tires and
plasti dipped them then re-installed
them. I tightened the tires up very
tight then after a short drive they
weren't really loose but like I could
twist then still so I re tightened them
again and then the next day after
another drive I tightened them as
tight as possible because I watched
a video from mopar that said all
strength was needed to tighten the
tires. I'm afraid they may loosen up a
but again after I drive more... Am I ok
? Am I overreacting ?? It's a 2012
dodge charger sxt. It has 40,000
miles on it.

3 Answers

4,195

hopefully you didn't plasti-dip the surfaces where the lugnuts seat on the wheels. you will not get the proper torque on the lugnuts if there is anything there. assuming you have corrected that, contact a local tire shop for the correct torque for your size lug studs.

115,865

Also did you tighten them in stages and cati corner? If not rim might not have centered properly to all lugs.

@dandyoun I did them cati cornered and @madmopar I don't believe I took the plasti dip off where the nut touches the rim because In all the videos I watched they did not tape it off or take it off before they rebolted theirs on

Your Answer

Charger

Looking for a Used Charger in your area?

CarGurus has 30,302 nationwide Charger listings starting at $2,000.

ZIP:

Dodge Charger Experts

  • #1
    Supanovah
    Reputation
    2,220
  • #2
    Willie Francis
    Reputation
    2,140
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    860
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Challenger
266 Great Deals out of 24,153 listings starting at $6,495
Used Chevrolet Camaro
467 Great Deals out of 31,526 listings starting at $3,550
Used Ford Mustang
564 Great Deals out of 36,556 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler 300
346 Great Deals out of 18,769 listings starting at $900
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
979 Great Deals out of 72,392 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Impala
555 Great Deals out of 35,109 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Corvette
196 Great Deals out of 18,735 listings starting at $3,850
Used Dodge Durango
298 Great Deals out of 23,956 listings starting at $1,999
Used Nissan Maxima
324 Great Deals out of 22,474 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,467 Great Deals out of 174,113 listings starting at $699
Used Ford F-150
2,857 Great Deals out of 212,987 listings starting at $1,295
Used Honda Accord
1,106 Great Deals out of 65,894 listings starting at $561
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
797 Great Deals out of 42,147 listings starting at $1,980
Used BMW 3 Series
1,088 Great Deals out of 33,851 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Dodge Charger SXT For Sale
3,629 listings starting at $21,635
2017 Dodge Charger SXT For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 1,155 listings starting at $16,991
2016 Dodge Charger SXT For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 1,446 listings starting at $13,691
2015 Dodge Charger SXT For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 353 listings starting at $13,495
2014 Dodge Charger SXT For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 334 listings starting at $9,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.