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Old 02-24-2013, 07:11 PM   #11
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Just stay far away from the anodized aluminum lug nuts if you value your rims and yourself. Espacially if you do any type of racing or spirited driving. Pretty much all sanctioning bodies will fail a car at tech for having them.
Are they really that bad? I just ordered a set yesterday

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:24 PM   #12
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New info. to me, Buddy has a 944 that goes to track days regularly - with the stock anodized lug nuts(black).....
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New info. to me, Buddy has a 944 that goes to track days regularly - with the stock anodized lug nuts(black).....
I'm sure a lot of aftermarket aluminum nuts are made with poor materials, and thus not suited for anything but looking good. Meanwhile, those made of quality materials appropriate for the task won't have issues.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:33 PM   #14
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I'm sure a lot of aftermarket aluminum nuts are made with poor materials, and thus not suited for anything but looking good. Meanwhile, those made of quality materials appropriate for the task won't have issues.
Thats what I say also.^^^^^^^^^^^ When I go to Moorseville, I get lugnuts for free.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:32 AM   #15
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thats is true. gorilla and others make them, but they are all over ebay also.
to save argument, tracks and events around here simply say no.
Main reason is visually the different ones can't be verified. another reason, those who have them treat them like steel lug nuts and they deteriorate. aluminum is far more susceptible to corrosion, fatigue, etc., than steel is.
steel lug nut weighs .10, aluminum .065 which means nothing being they are so near the rotational center.

your choice if you run them. track or events choice if they let you run with them.
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okay. the ones i'm looking at are blue, acorn seat, through hardened steel, according to the seller. electroplated blue chrome finish, so i'd assume decent quality. thanks for the info guys! i do not race though, these are purely aesthetic, since I recently picked up 16" allows to replace my 14" steelies. painted the alloys black, and they deserve more than the gold and corroded chrome lugs that are there/ came with the alloys. plus it's probably better jsut to be replacing corroded lug nuts anyways lol. thanks again for the info guys!
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All I can offer is that those type top nuts were called acorn even if they had no seats and not used on wheels at all, and for many many years, one can argue with the rest of the planet all they want. Beginning to sound like two sides there.

I know for sure that my eyes tell me by some of the Gorilla pics given there they certainly don't know what an acorn is shaped like...........in fact, the pics are even at war with themselves, some nuts called acorn and very same type next to it are not. Those boys in the same Dorman boat, as long as you have pics then terminology doesn't mean squat.

Maybe the term has been bastardized as so many others have...........major hardware distributors are no more wrong than others.
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I know for sure that my eyes tell me by some of the Gorilla pics given there they certainly don't know what an acorn is shaped like...........in fact, the pics are even at war with themselves, some nuts called acorn and very same type next to it are not. Those boys in the same Dorman boat, as long as you have pics then terminology doesn't mean squat.
Thats because in the AUTOMOTIVE world, "acorn", when referring to lug nuts, means the seat type. Has nothing to do with what the top looks like. Leave your little handyman terms at the door.
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I got my answer guys, in the end, that's all that matters. i don't want mods to get on any of us for arguing and what not. but again, thanks for getting me the answer I needed, but no more is needed. no more fighting, okay?
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I don't think he gets it. Oh well.

The OP has spoken again!
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