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Thanks for the explanation.
I completely agree about using Loctite on studs during a conversion. But I have never heard of anyone using it on lug nuts.
Lug nuts always have a torque spec. I have found that if you are close (you can be a few lb./ft. off), there should be no issue on the street. Of course, if your lug bolts are too short, then you have done something incorrectly. But you shouldn't need Loctite to keep a lug nut or bolt securely fastened.
It seems if you are doing that, then you are covering up something else that is not correct. So I guess I would rather correct the flaw than mask it.
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