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Old 07-30-2003, 05:20 PM   #1
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Hey all,

I suppose that there has to be someone else here who'* replaced these things before.
The lug caps that cover the stock lug nuts. I've got some stock 5-spoke, kinda swirl looking wheels on my SSEi, and with the deep holes, these caps really look like they need to be on there.

Why they couldn't have made these out of something a bit stronger than plastic is a good question. Are these unique to this year SSEi? I have not gotten to know a parts guy at the Pontiac dealer.... yet. I would like to be sure I'm asking for the right thing if possible. Thanks!!!
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I just took one off and went to a local dealer--he asked what year/model, and I got charged around a buck for each one--probably the easiest way to do it

I checked the "crash book" parts list, and they arent even listed
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Why they couldn't have made these out of something a bit stronger than plastic is a good question.
They're decorative. If they made them out of pot metal or something like that instead of plastic,

1) They would weigh more, and every little thing on the car needs to be as light as possible in order to keep GM'* Corporate Average Fuel Economy rating as high as possible

2) They'd probably cost more to make

3) They'd have to be finished in some way, such as by painting, whereas plastic ones can be molded in color, and will be done as soon as they pop out of the mold.
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Well, if I was asked to make something decorative like that...

I would at least make the threaded part out of a metal. The cylindrical part could be a plastic, and snap into a metal base. Would guard against the lazy wheel or brake shop guy who tries to use an impact gun to tighten them. I noticed that quite a few of the 20 on my car were cracked in the thread area. Super-glued a few on Sunday.

I'm sure that the heat that they are subjected to probably causes a little bit of brittleness over time as well.

Oh well. I guess they aren't that expensive from the sound of it. I did find a part number using the search feature, but the poster said he put them on his '97. I don't know for sure if the caps are the same through the years. Was hoping that someone else would know.
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I just researched these myself. Dorman makes them; part #611605. Also, go to Napaonline.com #BK6413271. I think they are about a buck and a half each.....
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I need 2, they fell off after I painted them gold...sux..

But there'* an old crappy condition Bonne on the side of a street here that'* been there 4 a LONG time...I'm gonna take them from that
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I carry a few spares in the glove box. They tend to fly off at speeds above 130mph.
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GM PART # 14102449
CATEGORY: Front and Rear Wheel Lug Nut Cap
PACK QTY: 5 CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $1.83
OUR PRICE: $1.08
DESCRIPTION: CAP-WHL N
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Thanks for the replies. I had seen that post, and was wondering if the caps were the same for my application. Looks like they are. I think I'll probably pick up a few at that price.
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