I have two Ford vehicles with OEM mag wheels using 60 degree nosed steel lug nuts - 2002 Ranger and 2012 Edge. The problem is the lug nuts feel squishy when I torque them to spec at 100 ft-lbf which is rather scary - as in will the threads strip out of one of these. The owner's manual says not to lubricate the threads which seems strange to me. My old engineering manuals say that torque specs are for oiled threads to insure the load is distributed over all the threads and I always did so with my Ranchero. I solved the problem with my Ranger when I bought a new set of lug nuts, oiled the threads, and wiped the 60 degree noses ever so lightly with anti-seize grease. Right or wrong, these torque up well. Now I rotated the tires on this Edge for the first time and it has the same problem. It did help to oil the threads and lightly grease the 60 degree nose on the lug nuts BUT one just does not want to torque up right. I did drive the Edge around a few miles and recheck the lug nut torque but this one is still scary. I have ordered a new set of lug nuts which may help. Still, I'd like to understand this. Anyone else find this problem with mag wheels using 60 degree nosed steel lug nuts?