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Old 12-15-2012, 11:15 AM   #1
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MB chaos 5 wheels

I recently got the chaos 5's in 15x8" with 33x12.50 duratracs for my 08. Unfortunately I have learned that the wells for the lugs are too deep and narrow to fit a impact gun socket in. One shop wouldn't rotate them and the shop that did had to do it manually which took a while. Long story short if you are going to buy these wheels get the longest lugs and smallest sockets you can find. I'm on the hunt for an especially narrow impact socket to keep in the glove box. Maybe when ordering ask DTD if they have lugs to compensate. bad design

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I recently got the chaos 5's in 15x8" with 33x12.50 duratracs for my 08. Unfortunately I have learned that the wells for the lugs are too deep and narrow to fit a impact gun socket in. One shop wouldn't rotate them and the shop that did had to do it manually which took a while. Long story short if you are going to buy these wheels get the longest lugs and smallest sockets you can find. I'm on the hunt for an especially narrow impact socket to keep in the glove box. Maybe when ordering ask DTD if they have lugs to compensate. bad design
I really doubt its a bad design. I have the mb tko's in 15x8 an can not use an impact gun either because I have locking lugs an it would tear them to pieces. I used a tire iron to put every single lug on an it didn't take more then 15 min an that was combinded time from takin the stockers off an putting the new DuraTracs on. It also wouldn't be a problem rotating them either just jack the jeep up an rotate your tires how they need to be rotated then lug them back up. Easy as pie

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Old 12-15-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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Yeah it can be done manually, shops use impact guns, hell I use one at home, it would be a better design to size the holes large enough for impact sockets. Just seems like common sense to me.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:41 PM   #4
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And congrats on your time swapping two sets out with a tire iron. That's 40 lugs and 8 tires in 15 min. That's about 1 tire and 5 lugs every 112 seconds ! NASCAR might be looking for some help in the pits.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:43 PM   #5
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Like I posted in the other forum...the MB 72s are the same way. The lug nut kit DTD shipped me had a special socket to use with the lugs. If you didn't get one, let them know.

Also remember that impact guns should never be used to install lug nuts. They need to be hand torqued to the proper spec.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:48 PM   #6
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I personally would not want my tires being rotated by the use of impact wrenchs. I do it myself only takes a few minutes longer with a real torq wrench. I have raceline raptors which also require a thin walled socket and I use Gorilla splined lug nuts.
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And congrats on your time swapping two sets out with a tire iron. That's 40 lugs and 8 tires in 15 min. That's about 1 tire and 5 lugs every 112 seconds ! NASCAR might be looking for some help in the pits.
Lol wouldn't be a bad job! But yes mine also had a special tool ofcourse for the lugs. But as said I much rather hand torque the lugs to make sure they are correct. I used the impact gun to get the stocks off then tire iron for the new wasn't bad at all
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:39 PM   #8
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You were right, dtd says the wrong lugs were sent, were straightening it out now. Thanks for the info !

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