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RW trd lug nuts the cause for clicking sound...??
I, along with many others with the RW wheels, have been putting up with clicking...almost as if a rock is stuck in the tread. The clicking sound will come and go, and get very loud and then quiet down. At first it was the driver front, made an apt with the dealership b/c I was convinced it was a bad cv joint. After running across various threads of others w this issue, I started to think it was solely an issue with the wheel...especially once all of my wheels started to click. I tried removing the beadlock rings, soaking the lug nuts in silicone lubricant, and cleaning up the mating surfaces of the hub and wheel. None of these quieted the sound. The only trick was to hose the wheels down with water, let sit over night, and the clicking would be dramatically reduced the next day. After a few months of listening to this annoying sound, I've finally narrowed it down to the useless McGard spline drive lug nuts with the free floating conical washer. When I pulled each lug nut and attempted to pack grease b/w the nut and washer during my last "fix", a few were spinning free while others were corroded and stuck solid. The sad thing is that the these trd lug nuts retail for $175. Very outrageous.
In order to fix this, I'm going to try running a standard 14 x 1.5 conical 60degree taper lug nut without the floating washer. I have never had an issue with any of my past vehicles using the standard type lug nuts without the floating washer built in on aluminum wheels. Should fix the issue.
Please comment if you've ever had a clicking noise. I'll keep everyone posted.
Last edited by midwest division; 07-10-2012 at 03:23 PM.