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Old 12-14-2007, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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These lug nuts on the 300 SRT have a soft aluminum cap over the actual nut. It helps make the lug look good but everytime you take your wheels off you end up rounding one of the caps off and now you have to peel the cap off to get to the nut. Is there somebody selling replacements that wont round off after a couple uses?
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I gotta say I've had my wheels off several times and my lug nuts are still perfect. I use the nylon socket though and they seem to protect them quite well.

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I will just treat this like I treat most things about this car. I'll just replace them on my own dime. It just works better for me. UCM has directed me to these:

Chrome Lifetime Acorn Bulge Nuts - Set of 4 - Gorilla

Any SV sale them?
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These lug nuts on the 300 SRT have a soft aluminum cap over the actual nut. It helps make the lug look good but everytime you take your wheels off you end up rounding one of the caps off and now you have to peel the cap off to get to the nut. Is there somebody selling replacements that wont round off after a couple uses?
gen xer i think the dealership sell replacement lug nuts the same thing happen to me with my jeep dj griff
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No idea about those lug nuts. I've seen them mentioned here in the past though. Just out of curosity, are you using 6 or 12 point sockets? The 6 point sockets will give you more surface contact than 12 points will and prevent rounding off.

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gen xer i think the dealership sell replacement lug nuts the same thing happen to me with my jeep dj griff
Griff!!! What Jeep? I dont want to replace these with the same POS's from the dealer.

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Like I said, this is what I use from Eastwood.

5pc Impact Socket Set

These 6-point 1/2" drive sockets will minimize damage to plated lug nuts and alloy or plated wheels. Uses nylon end insert and outer sleeve. Set includes 13/16", 7/8", 17mm, 19mm, and 21mm sockets in a molded plastic case. One year manufacturer's warranty.



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No idea about those lug nuts. I've seen them mentioned here in the past though. Just out of curosity, are you using 6 or 12 point sockets? The 6 point sockets will give you more surface contact than 12 points will and prevent rounding off.

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Six point sockets. The dealer even rounded a couple off. They just have a real sucky design they dont take impacts well. The cap will just spin on top of the nut when it comes apart.
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Like I said, this is what I use from Eastwood.

5pc Impact Socket Set

These 6-point 1/2" drive sockets will minimize damage to plated lug nuts and alloy or plated wheels. Uses nylon end insert and outer sleeve. Set includes 13/16", 7/8", 17mm, 19mm, and 21mm sockets in a molded plastic case. One year manufacturer's warranty.



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Very nice Bernie.
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Six point sockets. The dealer even rounded a couple off. They just have a real sucky design they dont take impacts well. The cap will just spin on top of the nut when it comes apart.
That's too bad although I still think the nylon sockets are the answer. Removing a lug nut with 110 ft lbs of torque is a lot of pressure. Personally I'd never let them use an impact gun on my wheels. I've probably had my wheels off at least 6 times and like I said my lug nuts are in perfect condition. Good luck with those Gorilla lug nuts though.

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