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Old 05-31-2008, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default Sweet. Just got new lug nuts in.

ART (applied racing technologys) Had some lugnuts for a good price ($1.00 for steel and a bit more for aluminum) I just ordered the steel ones a couple of days ago and I got them in today. Did not want to warp or [email protected]#$ around with aluminum lugs.
Great customer service. They called to fix a CC issues I had, and I got the parts the following day.

I plan on doing more business with them.



here are the aluminum ones in case anyone ones them


some decent prices
https://appliedracingtechnology.ipower.com/products.php
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Glad to see you took my advice to Chung. Buying steel over aluminum and buying from ART.
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What's wrong with aluminum lugs? I've got Emilio's 6061 lugs and they are awesome.
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Wear your old ones out from swapping for autox?
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Wear your old ones out from swapping for autox?
no I was tired of using an [email protected]#$ key to undo all the lugs every time I raced.
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What's wrong with aluminum lugs? I've got Emilio's 6061 lugs and they are awesome.
They can warp. I forget what I have read on recommend replacement intervals.
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Glad to see you took my advice to Chung. Buying steel over aluminum and buying from ART.
told you I would
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I use the same ones in aluminum on my ES car. Never had any problems.
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aluminum can gall but i have no direct experience.

My problem is mostly with open-ended nuts and rust dribbling out and looking all hooptie.
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What's wrong with aluminum lugs? I've got Emilio's 6061 lugs and they are awesome.
I have those too and i've taken them off and on about 40-50 times (swapping wheels for auto-x and track days) with no problems at all.
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aluminum can gall but i have no direct experience.

My problem is mostly with open-ended nuts and rust dribbling out and looking all hooptie.
I put a decent amount of anti-seize. Keeps it from doing that
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I need some anodized black ones....
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I put a decent amount of anti-seize. Keeps it from doing that
So I looked up "Galling" and it turns out it'll only do that if it's aluminum-on-aluminum or stainless-on-stainless.

Aluminum wont gall on mild steel lugnuts.

However it'll chew up your rims so keep an eye on that.
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Though you'd like to see how mine lug nuts are the cost me a pretty penny but i love them
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I'm still happy with my mcgards. They weren't $1 a piece though.
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cheapest locking lugnuts ever:

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...=group_listing

set of 20 with key is $40.
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dang those are cheap...mine's cost me 110 bucks but there well worth it
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Love my Aluminum lugs...not that I think there is a performance difference (at least for the average joe)..they came on the car (some stripped out). I use anti-seize and torque them every time. Already switched them 20 times or more with track days, heat cycling new tires, etc.
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I put a decent amount of anti-seize. Keeps it from doing that
I use Jet-Lube brand Moly-Mist. It's a dry moly spray. It doesn't spread all over everything like regular anti-seize or contaminate the brakes.

http://www.toolfetch.com/Category--L...99-16041.shtml
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