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Winter Rims - My Nuts are showing!!!

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Old 11-08-2004, 01:52 PM
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Default Winter Rims - My Nuts are showing!!!

Thought I'd get you guys opinion on lug nut caps. How well do they stay on and would I need to put on different lug nuts to have them? How expensive are they? I don't want to end up spending $40 just for a set of caps...

Here'* what my 'honeycomb' rims look like now with my new snows on:

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Awesome as-is. I think i'd like those rims as some all around ones, not just winter beaters .


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Well, they were cheap enough (only $300 for the set off ebay). And they keep my nice chromies out of the salt and snow!! The kicker is that the tires cost me $750 all mounted up... I'm kicking myself for not waiting for some decent 16" alloys to have for winter tires.
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Winter Rims - My Nuts are showing!!!
first off the title of this post drew me in, it made me laugh

those lug nuts probablyl dont have the threads on the outside of them for the lugnut caps, but the only thing i can see happening is the lug nuts getting corroded, maybe you could find some from a junk yard?
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Yeah, I thought I'd get some attention with a title like that!

The lugs and nuts have a good coating of never-seize on them so I'm not worried about corrosion. I really was just wondering what it would take to put them on. The nuts that I have now do not have the coarse thread on the outside. If I had to get another set of lug nuts, it'* not worth it.
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yea, you'll only have to put up with the eyesore of "your nuts showing" for the winter months.
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For less than 40 bucks, you could go to Pep Boys or something and buy a whole set of lug nuts. Real chrome and everything. That'* what I did since I was missing a couple of covers...
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I like Mos'* idea of the chrome nuts, cheap and hold up in the winter
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Holy smokes!! A gearhead agreed with me!!

The only potentially bad part to my plan is that the only sets I could find include a locking lug nut. It may be an advantage to some, but I hate 'em. Too broke right now though to by a one wheel set to replace them
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Default Re: Winter Rims - My Nuts are showing!!!

Originally Posted by swartlkk
My Nuts are showing!!!!
That'* disgracefull...get some covers on them :P

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