The Pony Car - Ford Fiesta 1.6 SXi 2009 (Pre-Tamed Beast)


mayankdixit

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During a long run, hit a boulder in a road construction stretch, which was dusty and poorly lit during late night. Adding to trouble, slipped the wrench and broke the lug nut, making it
You were lucky. Things could have turned out worse. Thankfully it didn't.
Go for OEM rims and lug nuts.
And if possible, OEM spec tyres too.
 
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You were lucky. Things could have turned out worse. Thankfully it didn't.
Go for OEM rims and lug nuts.
And if possible, OEM spec tyres too.
Yeah. Speed was low, being broken stretch for over 4-5 km. One of the acquaintances had a similar incident where a hollow brick was left as temporary divider on a similar stretch, lost bumper and alloy wheel in slow speed, no-brake hit and airbags popped. Considering that, we were too lucky and minimal damage.

No point in investing on another set of wheels, so retaining the Lenso wheels.

Ford OEM nuts won't fit after-market wheels and they are worse than these cheap after-market lug nuts with warping and deforming issues. Happened to a couple of friends as well. The problem not only isolated to India, but to multiple fold in the US market as well with lawsuits. In our case, it was overtightened by the tyre guy mentioned above, and my brother was driving the car, and he wasn't much experienced with messing with nuts and bolts, and slipped the wrench causing the catastrophic damage. Currently in search of non-Allen key-type lug nuts. Found some sold by Inforged, but couldn't get hand on one yet. Allen key type causes rusting due to water ingress through the opening. Someone suggested Tata OE might fit, need to check them.
 

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