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Old 02-20-14, 06:46 AM   #1
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I just wanted to know if some of you guys can references me towards some steel tuner open end lug nuts. I read a lot of reviews about aluminum lug nuts and its a hit or miss... Please input anything experiences you have with aluminum or steel lug nuts.. Im going to be getting a set of new wheels for the spring/summer for my 3GS, and want to know what is recommended.
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aluminum closed end lugs

highly recommend Mcgard Splinedrive lugs.
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aluminum closed end lugs

highly recommend Mcgard Splinedrive lugs.
Thanks for your input, have you ever faced the issue of them stripping or messing the key up when torqueing them down to spec? I torque mines to 85 lbs. Also the wheels calls for turner wheel I don't believe I can fit spline drive lug nuts

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85 is alot. it only required 76. as long as you order 12mmx1.5 lugs, you'll be ok. closed end lugs will help the stripping issue.
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85 is alot. it only required 76. as long as you order 12mmx1.5 lugs, you'll be ok. closed end lugs will help the stripping issue.
Thanks for this information. BTW tuner and spline drive? Are there much differences at the bottom of the lug nut? as I said before they called for tuner type lugs
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A good set of steel ones. Aluminum is ok but due to the softer material, these don't take well to frequent wheel swaps.
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A good set of steel ones. Aluminum is ok but due to the softer material, these don't take well to frequent wheel swaps.
Would you recommend some brands that sell steel spline drive / tuner lug nuts?
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Out of all the lug nuts I've seen and use, my favorite is gorilla... They make a spline drive lug, or regular lugs and locks as well... All of them are hardened steel a d don't have near the problems some do. Lexus lugs are actually very good too. There are truly some terrible lug nuts out there, like Dodge, their lug nuts are a soft steel with a thin aluminum cap that gets corrosion between the two dissimilar metals (imagine that) - they start out one size, get bigger when they corrode, then the cap comes off and then they are an in between size so sometimes they round off... Yuck
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