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    Triton alum mag wheels, “tight” clearances on one lugs?

    I’m hoping I don’t have a bent wheel and thought I’d inquire here, in case any others who have the same wheels can help me with choir experience:

    I went to check the lug nuts of the Triton Elite W.C.-II traier we brought home Saturday and found one lug nut, just one out of 10 across both wheels, that I cannot get a 13/16” socket onto - the thickness of the socket wall won’t fit into the very tight gap or crevice between the nut and the recess in the wheel.

    The first deep wall socket I used was a high impact so, I figured I’d try a different (chromed) socket that maybe wasn’t as “thick” but, no-go with that one either.

    I vaguely remember hearing of “thin wall” sockets so, I may swing by a couple tool stores to see if I can find a socket that’ll fit this one nut and then just simply dedicate it to the “trailer tool kit” we still need to put together.

    im pretty sure if I was stuck on the side of the road a couple taps with a hammer would get the socket onto this one nut and, if I in fact had a bent wheel, I’m not sure it would “show up” in this way (one lug being tougher to get a socket onto than others) but, since I suspect there’re a lot of Triton aluminum wheel owners here, I’d ask first...

    Thanks in advance (counting down the days til warmer weather!

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    Is the socket not fitting into the round hole in the wheel, or are the hex nut corners slightly deformed?

    If the nut is the problem, hammer tapping the socket into place should allow you to remove the nut, and replace with a new nut.

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    Hi! Oh, the socket is not fitting into the round hole in the wheel

    (the corners on the nuts are all sharp and okay)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor View Post
    ... the socket is not fitting into the round hole in the wheel

    (the corners on the nuts are all sharp and okay)
    Well, I would be measuring the hole sizes with a caliper.

    If one of the wheel nut holes is smaller than the others, I would think that is a manufacturer defect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Well, I would be measuring the hole sizes with a caliper.

    If one of the wheel nut holes is smaller than the others, I would think that is a manufacturer defect.
    In that case, I’m gonna have to make the time to head over to the storage area with a set of calipers because, no 2 ways about it, that one recess is definitely smaller / tighter than the other 4 on that wheel and all 5 on the opposing wheel! That is just by observing how easily a high impact socket slips on 9 of the lug nuts - not very scientific nor precise but, very very obvious.

    Thanks!

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    Or just take it to the dealer and have them replace the wheel


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