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lstat 01-12-2013 07:35 PM

replacement lug nuts
 
I did a quick search and didn't find anything, but does anybody know where to find black lug nuts for the 2013 Focus?

I was looking at the $32 sets at Auto Zone but upon comparison to a stock lug nobody was sure if they will even fit, and I am no fan of needing a key to go with them for removal. A few of the guys told me they paint their own lug nuts, so I tried it. Three coats of paint and three coats of clear coat later I am left unhappy with the way they turned out. I want black lug nuts but I would absolutely love to find somebody that sells a stock style.

Anybody have any ideas?

macdiesel 01-13-2013 08:21 AM

Mcgard makes really good lugs. Finish lasts longer than the cheap ones autozone sells.

lstat 01-13-2013 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by macdiesel (Post 4537500)
Mcgard makes really good lugs. Finish lasts longer than the cheap ones autozone sells.

I could have swore I read somewhere they didnt make anything but locking lugs that took a key to remove, I will check them out, thanks!

TdK71 01-14-2013 08:57 AM

Try these on for size:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/gor-76198bc/overview/

lstat 01-20-2013 11:49 AM

Just to update:

I did a little research on the Mcgard lug nuts and found a lot of people are buying Gorilla lugs instead. I purchased a brand new unopened set of acorn locking lugs from Gorilla on eBay for $34 shipped. They work and look great! Definitely a little more shallow than the stock lugs but they do exactly what I wanted. I am very pleased in the end [headbang]

glocker 01-20-2013 01:16 PM

Any pictures?

lstat 01-20-2013 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by glocker (Post 4548390)
Any pictures?

Heres a few! I took nine total so I just uploaded them to Flickr to make things easy.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/9249006...in/photostream

Sorry if their quality isn't the greatest, I didn't feel like pulling my dslr out so I just snapped them with my iPhone.

I finally found somewhere to get Plastidip locally, I didn't think anybody would have it, but the chrome on the grille is now black. I am debating about using it on the white that separates the center from the two triangle inserts but am not sure about my masking capabilities; Also a friend is trying to talk me into dipping my wheels. While washing the car yesterday I found a chip about the size of the tip of my finger on the right rear rim, it stands out pretty badly when I walk around the car, but of course I will see those little things. The rims on his rsx are dipped and look great, so it has me debating!

macdiesel 01-20-2013 05:29 PM

People buy gorillas because they are cheap. I tossed mine when they started to rust. My mcgards are garuanteed, have a built in washer to prevent damaging wheels. And I believe they make regular lug nuts without keys to take off.

macdiesel 01-20-2013 05:34 PM

This is why I bought mcgards.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps24dd44ba.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps31046d23.jpg

Guess which ones are the gorillas. Mcgards still look like new.


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