June 23, 2018, 06:01:06 AM

Author Topic: Need help wheel lugs for NJT MCI  (Read 4099 times)

Offline ttomas

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 128
Need help wheel lugs for NJT MCI
« on: June 22, 2008, 02:46:18 PM »
hi folks, I had a mishap on the rear drive axle. a guy change my tire  on the road and ruined six of my lugs. I have a '83 MCI from NJT and need to replace the lugs. the bus is on jacks at the mechanics.  MCI wants $32 each. no one local can find them at all.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks,  tom

Offline Sammy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 523
Re: Need help wheel lugs for NJT MCI
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008, 02:50:43 PM »
Tom, try a local truck parts house, if you can find one open today. Other folks have had decent luck with various items at NAPA. Where are you located?



skipn

  • Guest
Re: Need help wheel lugs for NJT MCI
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008, 02:56:32 PM »
Tom,

     Sorry I can't help you obtain the lugs.

   How in the heck did he ruin 6 lugs?  A little knowledge
 on how may help the rest of us in the future....

Skip

Offline Tom Y

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1030
  • 80 5C With Cummins L10 in Progress
Re: Need help wheel lugs for NJT MCI
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2008, 03:23:57 PM »
Maybe, left hand?  Tom Y
Tom Yaegle

Offline Ednj

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 997
  • Ed & Sue Skiba
Re: Need help wheel lugs for NJT MCI
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2008, 03:50:58 PM »
The local truck tire shop has them on the shelf here.
MCI-9
Sussex county, Delaware.
See my picture's at= http://groups.yahoo.com/group/busshellconverters/
That's Not Oil Dripping under my Bus, It's Sweat from all that Horsepower.
----- This space for rent. -----

Offline ttomas

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 128
Re: Need help wheel lugs for NJT MCI
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008, 07:35:29 PM »
 Here is what happened.   The service truck guy had me drive up on the inside wheel to bring the flat outer wheel off of the ground. he did not know (me either) that the lug held on both wheels. I was blessed that the bus did not end up on the ground. it did however ruin the lugs.        I brought 3 different studs to my mech's shop before removing the wheels. they came from a truck parts house.  None were right. WE have a good Napa but they can not match the lugs.   I do know that New Jersey Transit has heavier brakes and wheels and I believe this is the reason i can not find a match for the studs locally.  tom
« Last Edit: June 22, 2008, 11:07:48 PM by ttomas »

Offline SWARD

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: Need help wheel lugs for NJT MCI
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2008, 01:18:24 AM »
 Quit refering to them as lugs (nuts) and it would be clear to all that you have a stud problem

Offline Tom Y

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1030
  • 80 5C With Cummins L10 in Progress
Re: Need help wheel lugs for NJT MCI
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2008, 01:32:54 AM »
Tom, You have hub pioloted wheels then right? I bought mine from a local parts house, they had to order overnite. You need to go to a local truck garage and find a Eculid stud book. Yes I may have spelled this wrong. I looked thru and found what I needed, 300.00 for 40 w/nuts.  Tom Y
Tom Yaegle