I think my problem is that I listened to the guy that rolled my fenders and he told me that aluminum lug nuts should only be torqued to 20 ft lbs. Hes a nice guy, but I have to say that i'm an idiot for believing that. I do know a lot about the lug nuts I bought, I know they are hardened aluminum and are designed for rims, and if they are designed for rims, then they obviously can handle 80 ft lbs... period.
and FYI, I didn't buy the lug nuts because I thought "oooh shiny!!!" I bought them because like I said they have a unique lock that iv'e never seen before. Ive seen a LOT of wheel locks, and most of them you can buy on ebay or at your local auto parts store. I wanted something that was unique not as in "cool" but unique as in the locking key is NOT some common locking key a guy will have lying around in his garage.
The pont here is... they wouldn't make aluminum lug nuts if they couldn't be torqued to OEM spec. The only reason why I was even worried to begin with is because I listened to the guy at the body shop I was at which I never should have done. I will never torque any of my lug nuts to 20 ft lbs, i'm gonna torque them to 80 lbs., they're not gonna strip, im not gonna use grease and there is not gonna be a problem. Thats what I get for listening to some guy at a fender rolling shop
I can't blame you guys for flaming me, because I DO appear to not know what i'm doing and to know nothing about cars, when I actually know a lot about my car and lug nuts. I'm use to ppl thinking that so it doesn't bother me anymore
I did my own reseach on google, and found nothing about special torque specs for aluminum lug nuts, you torque them down to factory spec. Maby I should have done my own research first before starting a thread