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Infamous Lug Problem

I was checking torque on my MKC, got one new tire so decided to check all, and one of the lugs was screwed up. It was not on the new tire so who knows when it was done, I got it with 26,000 miles on it. My questions:
1. What is the best way to get the damaged lug off? I tried to smooth out the edges and think I have it where I could drive a 19MM socket on in case I have a flat but would only do that in an emergency.
2. What is a good lug, manufacturer and part #, to replace the OEMs with and how do I make sure it is a one piece and sturdy? I see a lot of them on Amazon but want to make sure I get a good one.
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I am not sure what the age and miles you have, but I would take it to the dealership. it should be covered under warranty.

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Mine were replaced this spring under warranty when my dealer changed my winter tires to all-seasons.

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If there is no telling when or why it happened I doubt if it would be under warranty. Plus I would not want to put OEM lugs back on it.
I saw some McGard and DP brands that are one piece.
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They are 100% solid stainless. They do stand off more than the OE lugs do - so if that would annoy you - move along. The only inclement weather they have had to endure has been rain as yet, but a winter will tell the tale. So far I'm satisfied.
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Wife does not want any thing different looking so I may go with the McGard or DP. It says they fit the MKC but how do I make sure?
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Most of what I am finding are a bit longer than OEM. I did find PTC 98260 at Rockauto, looks to be the same size but I can't find if it is one piece or just like the OEM. Does anybody know?
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Most of what I am finding are a bit longer than OEM. I did find PTC 98260 at Rockauto, looks to be the same size but I can't find if it is one piece or just like the OEM. Does anybody know?
If you want to be absolutely sure - go to the lincoln.com website and look up the HTML version of your owner manual. Go to the WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS entry (you can search for that phrase and go directly to it). The fitment for lug nuts is according to the size of the bolt and the pitch of the threads. My 2015 for example specifies an M12x1.5 lug nut. My guess is many MKC units are similar. The manual will have your exact spec. This may or may not help you at rockauto as they are mostly concerned about a part number for reference, but under the product description it should have some information about bolt size and thread pitch - which tells the tale.

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Looking at the PTC lug offered up for my 2015 they are the same two piece design as the original. I would shop amazon and look for a verified solid one piece lug design that is as low profile as you can get. Lots of options there for a reasonable price.
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Found these on Amazon and they look similar to the OEM but are one piece.
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This Listing Is For A Set Of 20 Chrome Premium Veritek Performance VPE-1215FFOECH Lug Nuts
For Use With Factory Ford Lincoln Passenger SUV Wheels
Heat Treated 10.9 Grade Steel Material / Chrome Finish
Hex: 3/4 19mm
Seat: Large Acorn
Overall Length: 1.25" 32mm
Thread: 12x1.5mm
Through-Hardened For Maximum Durability and Tensile Strength.
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