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Old 10-19-2013, 09:31 PM   #1
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Lug nuts that don't strip out

Planning on dipping my wheels soon, and I want to replace my lugs while I'm at it. I took my wheels off for a few jobs shortly after I got my TJ about 5 months ago, and half of the lugs took way too much force to get off. I even had to burn one off with the torches(burning my rim while I was at it) and replace the stud. I replaced quite a few of them with lugs from Advanced Auto. Cheap pieces of garbage, the chrome caps sheered off the next time I took the lugs off. So now they're a MM smaller and pretty ugly. And despite the fact that I put anti-seize on all the studs, one of the older lugs I reused stuck last time I tried to take my wheel off and I'm assuming will need burnt off too as it started stripping. So, what kinds of lugs do you guys recommend? I'm looking for a budget set, but I'm also looking for some solid ones that aren't completely garbage and won't strip out. Maybe hardened steel?

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Old 10-19-2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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Just get the kind of lugs that dot have caps.. I bought five packs(of four) from autozone and never worried about it again..

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Old 10-19-2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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Just get the kind of lugs that dot have caps.. I bought five packs(of four) from autozone and never worried about it again..
How many times have you take them off? They've only ever given me the ones with caps.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:30 PM   #4
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How many times have you take them off? They've only ever given me the ones with caps.
A good half dozen give or take.. Don't ask at the counter for them, just go to where they hang the lugs in the aisle and grab lugs for a 1/2" stud..
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:57 AM   #5
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Alright, i guess i'll give that set a try. I missed the chance to return my old ones, but i'll keep them to put back on in case the newer ones are faulty for some reason.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:26 AM   #6
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When you put them on, use a torque wrench and torque them properly.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:17 PM   #7
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Check out Stainless steel ones for boat trailers, solid stainless no caps just put them on wilt a little anti-sieze on the threads and you are good to go. And they dont rust.

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