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Old 10-10-2008, 08:15 PM   #1
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I made the huge mistake of buying some spline drive lug nuts from crappy advance auto.. Complete waste of 50$. After six months the chrome is chipping and they're rusted. Now one has ruined a lug, thank god it came OFF...

Friend has a set of spline drives from Tirerack.com that are 5 years old and still in 100% perfect shape but Tirerack doesn't seem to sell them anymore.

I'd prefer a spline drive or something with a "key" for each nut to avoid damage to my wheels. Who makes / sells a high quality set that aren't over like $70, preferably less?
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FM lugs are supposed to be good. Some "other" aluminum lugs didn't hold torque on 2 cars at "miatas at hallett" this year.
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I have McGard Spline Lug Nuts that have held up pretty good for over 3 years.

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FM lugs are supposed to be good. Some "other" aluminum lugs didn't hold torque on 2 cars at "miatas at hallett" this year.
Who are the "other" might be?

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949 Racing has some nice lugs.
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949 Racing has some nice lugs.
indeed. though i still don't fully trust them. haha. something odd about having your entire set of lugnuts for every wheel weigh less than ONE of the old OEM lugs.
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indeed. though i still don't fully trust them. haha. something odd about having your entire set of lugnuts for every wheel weigh less than ONE of the old OEM lugs.
The OEM lugnuts that comes on Porsche's are aluminum.

Porsche has been using them for many years.
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I need a set of lugs but can't seem to find a set that hold torque.

It would be nice if I could get them in green too. What thread pitch should I get?
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I need a set of lugs but can't seem to find a set that hold torque.

It would be nice if I could get them in green too. What thread pitch should I get?
Check these guys out,they are local to me & they are a sponsor on s2ki.com & cater to all the S2000 people.

http://www.aj-racing.com/catalog/home.php
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I've been using Gorilla brand spline lugs for two years (tuner lugs). Not light aluminum or sexy but they've held up fine with me changing wheels a bunch for track days, suspension and brake work. I just chuck em on the ground and let em roll around on the pavement. No noticable problems. Have held torque at track days just fine.
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The OEM lugnuts that comes on Porsche's are aluminum.

Porsche has been using them for many years.
There you go. Porsche uses aluminum lugs. Porsche kicks ***. No more needs to be said.
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McGard two piece spline drives. Lifetime warranty. I like mine.
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whichever japanese brand that has the most expensive lug nuts. That will be the best, no question.

Oh, and titanium is a must. ^_^
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There you go. Porsche uses aluminum lugs. Porsche kicks ***. No more needs to be said.
Is this sarcasm?
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I also have the McGuard two-piece spline drive lug nuts. Still running strong after 3 years of racing and swapping tires for track days. Another plus is you can buy the lug tool separately if needed.
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trying to get a groupbuy on muteki lug nuts together locally, opinions on these?
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I've got Mcgards as well. You can get them in black which is nice too.
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Only thing I wish was better about 949's lugs is the paint. I've probably had the wheels on and off 40 or 50 times and the lug nuts look a little used. That's hardly a legitimate gripe, though; I bet if I didn't use an impact to spin them on/off (I loosen/torque by hand) they'd look better. I torque, drive it a mile or two, retorque the last 5lb.ft on, and they hold.
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what are you torquing them to?
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I use the stock lug nuts. They work fine.

Sav- You use a torque wrench? I thought I was alone.
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