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Lug Nut Types There are several different types of lug nuts available, depending on the type of wheel you have. Ball Seat Cone Seat Washer (OEM) Additionally there is a

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Old 11-27-2013, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Lug Nuts - The definitive guide

Lug Nut Types

There are several different types of lug nuts available, depending on the type of wheel you have.
  • Ball Seat
  • Cone Seat
  • Washer (OEM)
Additionally there is a thread pattern / pitch for our lug bolts.
  • Size: 12x1.25
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Lug Weights

Now that we know that we want lightweight lugs... what ARE the weight savings??
  • 370z Washer Lug = 2.69 oz
  • Rays 42mm Lug = 0.75 oz
Doing some math gives us the total weight before and after:
  • OEM - 53.8 oz
  • Rays - 15.0 oz
With the total weight savings coming out to: 38.8 oz or 2.4 pounds.

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Muteki (I wouldn’t buy these)
nothing wrong with muteki IMO
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nothing wrong with muteki IMO
I run steel muteki's. Very good quality. Paint don't chip off or lugs rust like some of the others.
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I run steel muteki's. Very good quality. Paint don't chip off or lugs rust like some of the others.
i think the general dislike about them are paint chipping because people buy fakes from ebay. people need to buy everything from a reputable source!
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how do you know what type of lug nut to use with what wheel?
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The shop that currently has my car has put on VMS steel lugs. Ever heard of them?
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I wonder what is the best nuts[lighter ones] for O.E.M. wheels.?
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Good info

Now if they would just make some good looking aftermarket lugs that are acorn/tapered style. I shouldn't have to purchase new wheels to use the lug nuts I want to use
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Nice List

I picked up Project Kics in Titanium. At first I was like why am I paying $200 for lug nuts, but then I'm putting about $5000 in rims and tires on my car...why not.

Also there are reputable sellers on Ebay, you can usually tell just by the price difference and where they are located. Actually Fuzz Nissan and other vendors we like sell on there too.
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What about running aluminum lug nuts on steel studs? Another member had to drill out his aluminum lug nuts after they seized onto his steel studs... Is this common?
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At least two mechanisms that can cause fasteners to seize - galvanic action between dissimilar metals and dirt on the threads. Clean the threads before installing and don't overtighten. To prevent corrosion/rust, I will sometimes put anti-seize compound (eg, Never-seez) on the threads.
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But is the galvanic action an unstoppable result of the two dissimiliar metals? Will the anti-seize cause the lugs to loosen unnecessarily? Is it better to use steel lugs on steel studs? Or is Titanium a better choice/less reaction? Thanks!
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To prevent corrosion/rust, I will sometimes put anti-seize compound on the threads.
How can someone make a high level chemistry comment involving Galvanic process and then make the WORST RECOMMENDATION??

DO NOT put anti-sieze on your lug nuts. Friction is a good thing sometimes. Just wire-brush the bolts before torquing down.
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How can someone make a high level chemistry comment involving Galvanic process and then make the WORST RECOMMENDATION??

DO NOT put anti-sieze on your lug nuts. Friction is a good thing sometimes. Just wire-brush the bolts before torquing down.
Anti-seize will not cause the nuts to come loose if they are torqued to the proper value. It does provide some lubrication for the threads, so, if you're real picky, you may want to adjust tightening torque. It works great at preventing rust/corrosion/galling (if you are using stainless-on-stainless fasteners, some form of anti-seize is a must to minimize galling) and makes removal much easier.
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