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Old 04-09-2014, 11:29 PM   #1
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Help choosing lug nuts

So right now I am leaning towards some Muteki nuts. I was thinking the open ended SR35 or SR48. But I can't find any pics of wheels with longer open lug nuts on a MKI Focus. Well any Focus really. My ZX3 is white and it's getting black traklites, plus I'm doing autox. Anyone got pics of similar lug nuts? Please this crap is driving me nuts because I'm not sure exactly what nuts I should get.


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Old 04-10-2014, 12:09 AM   #2
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Personally I like the volk racing lug nuts better ...


My ce28 wheels on mk3 :)
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I have had the chrome versions of these for years and they have held up well
http://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Automo...gorilla+lug+12

Not open ended, my studs arent pretty, so no point in showing them off
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Open ended lug nuts (especially aluminum) will NOT fare well if you run them in winter conditions where salt and sand are used on the roads.
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They are Aluminum and I hate them.
I see the Muteki are steel. Much better metal.
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Personally I like the volk racing lug nuts better ..
Not really my style but still look good.

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I have had the chrome versions of these for years and they have held up well
http://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Automo...gorilla+lug+12

Not open ended, my studs arent pretty, so no point in showing them off
I've heard alot of people say they chip and rust easy. But another case of how you treat them maybe.

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Open ended lug nuts (especially aluminum) will NOT fare well if you run them in winter conditions where salt and sand are used on the roads.
Yeah, I am now storing my Focus during winter to prevent that kind of stuff.

Hey iminhell, are those extended studs? I wouldn't think factory ones would go out that far even on a factory wheel.
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Just be sure if you go open ended and aluminum it's a good aluminum. Some are lower grade than others. They are good for saving weight and just as strong as steel but they can strip easy. They are recommended to be put on and taken off by hand only. Not with an impact gun like tire shops use. And open ended is really only for.if you're going to go with longer wheels studs. Otherwise you're just wasting money.
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Aluminum is junk period.


Would you use Aluminum for main studs or head studs?
Then why would you for lug nuts?

I'd have to weigh mine again, but IIRC it's a weight savings of maybe 2 pounds. Just not worth the risk.
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I'm looking for longer front wheel studs for my 2002 Focus. I race it on an oval track. I have longer steel open wheel nuts and the studs don't come close to surfacing through the nuts. Any ideas where I can get longer studs ???
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I'm looking for longer front wheel studs for my 2002 Focus. I race it on an oval track. I have longer steel open wheel nuts and the studs don't come close to surfacing through the nuts. Any ideas where I can get longer studs ???
H&R makes longer studs, I know they sell them as part of their spacer kits...should be able to inquire with them or fswerks if they are sold individually
http://www.fswerks.com/collections/wheel-brakes
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