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Old 01-02-15, 05:33 AM   #1
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Question Aluminum lug nuts are good?

Hi gentleman's. I did a research with no success.
I'm looking good quality red "lug nuts" ($150/200) with closed top for my vossen VSF2.
The lugnuts with range of price $150 made from aluminum craft. I asked my friends about how strong they are but unfortunately I didn't find any answers :-( Is they are safe ?
I also find out that there is 2 good companies which is Rays (aluminum) and Project Kicks. Please guys I need your recommendation's.




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[QUOTE=Avet;8849088]Hi gentleman's. I did a research with no success.
I'm looking good quality red "lug nuts" ($150/200) with closed top for my vossen VSF2.
The lugnuts with range of price $150 made from aluminum craft. I asked my friends about how strong they are but unfortunately I didn't find any answers :-( Is they are safe ?
I also find out that there is 2 good companies which is Rays (aluminum) and Project Kicks. Please guys I need your recommendation's.



Not worse than steel nuts, if they are not noname or fake ones from PRC, of course. I use Kics Legdurra with my summer wheels - excellent nuts! Just stay away from impact wrenches )
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Not worse than steel nuts, if they are not noname or fake ones from PRC, of course. I use Kics Legdurra with my summer wheels - excellent nuts! Just stay away from impact wrenches )

Thank you so much Imprezario.
Going to order now.
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yes they are safe to use in limited times of torqueing as aluminum is soft and expendable they will strip.
There is a saying aluminium lug nuts can only be use for 10 times of torqueing the wheels.
Project Kics are made out of stainless steel so they will last longer.
I used Rays before and not a big fan of them any more.
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Thank you so much Imprezario.
Going to order now.
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Kics leggdura in red
Out of this thread, but these CV01 are just magnificent! If it's your car, could You post more pics and specs?
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I have used gorilla and they have been phenomenal. They are SS and very low profile. Nothing flashy. I dont like my lug nuts sticking out past the wheels face...

You cant beat the price either!!!


Please note that the link posted below is not the right thread pattern that lexus uses.
http://www.frsport.com/Gorilla-21123...ed_p_7977.html
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Out of this thread, but these CV01 are just magnificent! If it's your car, could You post more pics and specs?
Will try to get some pics for you later....weather permitted. Plus car and wheels are super dirty. Car's a GS, though. Still want the specs?
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Will try to get some pics for you later....weather permitted. Plus car and wheels are super dirty. Car's a GS, though. Still want the specs?
Thanks! Thinking of ordering these wheels, so specs should help me to understand how the concavity of disks and lip widths will look like.
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Thanks! Thinking of ordering these wheels, so specs should help me to understand how the concavity of disks and lip widths will look like.
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20x9 +44 with 5mm H&R spacer
20x10 +44

You definitely could go more concave. The problem with the front is clearance of the large brake calipers--it's paper thin, hence the need for spacers. I'm lowered on Tanabes and get a slight rub in the front if I go over dips too fast. Another CL member, DoriSaru has CVO3 on his GS with a lot more aggressive spec.
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yes they are safe to use in limited times of torqueing as aluminum is soft and expendable they will strip.
There is a saying aluminium lug nuts can only be use for 10 times of torqueing the wheels.
Project Kics are made out of stainless steel so they will last longer.
I used Rays before and not a big fan of them any more.
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