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Stripped chrome lug nuts

Discussion in '3rd Gen - 2007 - 2017' started by Fasttimes, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. ManUpOrShutUp

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    You can pull one off and check also. Viewed from the backside it's easy to tell if they're 1-piece or 2-piece.
     
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    Had “swollen nuts” on my 2010 Expi, very common problem. As noted above Discount Tire replaced mine, looks like good quality.
     
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    Stainless shell lug nuts (OEM on many brands) are much better than chrome or paint found on many aftermarkets imho. OEM nuts are deformed easily with impact wrench. I always use a breaker bar to loose those first. Never had problems since that.
     
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    I just spoke with West Coast Wheel Accessories and they confirmed that the lug nuts I got from Disc Tire are 1 piece zinc plated not chromed. The part number I have is unique to Disc Tire due to marketing requirements. I still can't find where you saw the 2 piece designation in the WCWA catalog.
     
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    I had it, the dealer quoted me several hundreds of dollars to remove the original lug nuts and replace them with the same....

    Nope, no thanks.

    I ordered a set of Gorilla lug nuts from Amazon, after confirming with Gorilla that they were the correct size - the Amazon helper did not quote the correct length. Put them on myself, now I have a wheel lock in every position, on a solid SS lug nut on all 4 tires.
     
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    I shifted to straight Stainless Steel Gorilla lug nuts about 10 years ago, they are a little more expensive, but well worth the saving of time and frustration with Chrome Capped lug nuts. One thing I do religiously though, is to use Anti-Seize on the nuts and studs, which is also a time saver.
     
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    All of their part numbers follow the same nomenclature with a base part number and a prefix/suffix that varies based on finish, etc. The number you listed shows up with different prefixes/suffixes a few times in their catalog, but shows 2-piece on every single one. If you have a 1-piece that's great, but I would check the lug itself it were me, especially at the price you paid. That would make them the cheapest 1-piece lugs for this truck on the market by a huge margin.
     
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    Again, can you give me a page number(s) where you saw the words "2 piece".
    I called West Coast again and they assured me it was NOT 2 piece.
     
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    A bunch of their lugs are 2-piece; it's in big bold print on numerous pages for numerous parts. Just search the manual for the base part number (no prefix/suffix) of yours. I only have the PDF though. You have the actual lugs. If it was that much of a concern to you, you could just do the sensible thing and pull off a single lug instead of you and I having this ridiculous conversation. I can't even fathom why you would spend 2 minutes on the phone when you could have a single lug off in about 15 seconds.
     
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    Life is interesting. There always seems to be opinions on both sides of EVERY issue.
    I have read multiple times NOT to use anti-seize on lug nuts! Like this at Tire Rack
    https://blog.tirerack.com/blog/yokohama-s-drives-on-pch-1/make-sure-your-wheels-are-properly-torqued

    When I bought my Gorilla nuts, I emailed with Customer Support at Gorilla. I was told that they dont sell solid stainless steel lugs nuts because that metal is low carbon content and cannot be heat treated like hardened steel and therefore is not "strong enough" for that application, especially the threads.

    Searching on lug nuts I currently see for sale solid stainless steel and even high strength aluminum lugs nuts. Aluminum? I even see what is claimed to be titanium. Titanium is REALLY rare and expensive stuff and quite difficult to machine. I think it turns out they have a titanium coating. You have to be a metallurgist to wade through all the claims. I'm not.

    For my money. Heat treated hardened steel with a triple chrome coating (copper nickel chrome) is the way to go (Gorilla or McGuard). But, what do I know and for any advice I might give you will find someone advising the opposite. The chrome will rust but you always will be able to remove it with a wrench. Not so with the stainless steel capped where they will not rust but can become a nightmare.
     
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