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Old 10-30-2005, 08:14 AM   #1
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Took me going to 4 PEP Boys stores but I finally found 5 packs of the 4602 McGard lug nuts. No big deal as all of the store visits were incorporated into my travels during the week. I had painted my calipers and took off my wheels for the first time. I realized I wanted something more that the chrome lug nut covers that came with my Bonneville.

The cost at PEP Boys is $7.88 a pack of 4 so you will need 5 packs. Summit has them for $9.95 a pack. The good point is you only have one item to remove instead of the cap and a lug nut. The bad, for me , was my lug nut wrench would not work to tighten them up, not a deep enough recess, which is no big deal because I used a deep well socket and a torque wrench to install them.

I think the visual gain is minimal and will only be noticed by you. It boils down to was it worth the $42.00, includes tax, to replace? Over time I believe it is due to the less hassle when rotating tires and the possibility of lost lug nut caps.

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Front wheel before replacement.



Front wheel with McGard lug nuts



Rear wheel before replacement.



Rear wheel with McGard lug nuts.
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Looks really good, I need to do something like that since I've lost one lug cover and another is cracked and just waiting to bail at the next pot hole
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They look good.
Did it say whether they were triple chromed or not??? Is there a replacement guarantee IF the chrome peels???
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I need to get a set of those, another winter project.....


Looks good!
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i have to say i really dont see the differance
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The finish looks "fuller" with the real ones vs the cheesy plastic ones
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They look good.
Did it say whether they were triple chromed or not??? Is there a replacement guarantee IF the chrome peels???
From the package:
Guaranteed not to chip, peel or rust.
Triple-nickle chrme plating for beauty and durability.
Through-hardened alloy steel constructiomn

i have to say i really dont see the differance
Peter I have to say I agree with you.
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The finish looks "fuller" with the real ones vs the cheesy plastic ones
Not really plastic but a thin metal cap that screws on to the lug nut itself. The original does not look bad it is just a PITA to deal with when changing tires. Is it worth $42? I believe the answer depends on how much of a hassle it is to you and the extra time it takes when rotating your tires.
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i have to say i really dont see the differance
I think you have to look hard to see a lot of differance, I like that you don't have to deal with those stupid cheesy plastic caps
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i have to say i really dont see the differance
I think you have to look hard to see a lot of differance, I like that you don't have to deal with those stupid cheesy plastic caps
Same here!
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