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Old 11-30-2018, 09:14 PM
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Replacement Lug Nuts

Need suggestions for replacement lug nuts, for a 2015 Wrangler Hard Rock. I'd rather have the OEM look. Anyone find any deals?

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Mcgard makes some nice ones.
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If you want OEM, the dealership has them. Or you could put 1 lock on each wheel and use the take offs as spares. (Or 3 locks on your spare)
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I went with Mcgard. The quality is better than OEM and finish is lifetime guarantee.
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either Mcgard or Gorilla makes quality cast lug nuts. The OEM are just tin covered nuts and that are easily damaged. the cast lugs are solid and you can get either in black or chrome.
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Well, here's why I need replacement lug nuts. I lost my deep socket, so I had to use a short regular socket. It ended up stripping the outer casing of the nut because it didn't cover the nut completely and I had to peel off the casing of one on each side on the front tires, to get to the nut underneath. Not sure why OEM lug nuts are not solid all the way through.

Also, all the wheels already had locks from the dealership but they never gave me the takeoffs.
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Well, here's why I need replacement lug nuts. I lost my deep socket, so I had to use a short regular socket. It ended up stripping the outer casing of the nut because it didn't cover the nut completely and I had to peel off the casing of one on each side on the front tires, to get to the nut underneath. Not sure why OEM lug nuts are not solid all the way through.

Also, all the wheels already had locks from the dealership but they never gave me the takeoffs.
Depending on your abilities I would order the Gorilla lug nuts and replace what you can first.

Then if necessary take the vehicle to a place that does a lot of tire replacements and have them deal with the bad OEM nuts. They have the tools and knowledge.

As an after thought try this too before: Tighten all the nuts you replaced as best you can and with just a little spray like Liquid Wrench or WD40 on the bad lug (Between the bottom of the lug-nut where it makes contact with the wheel) try to remove it. Don't round it off too much. The OEM nuts seem to be a soft steel.
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im in the same boat my factory ones are getting bad what size lug nut are stock ones ?
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you want a set of 1/2"-20 thread lug nuts.


EDIT: i actually just got these in the mail the other day for my new wheels.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Black-Lu...53.m2749.l2649
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I bought this set of lug nuts on Amazon. They are made by DPAccessories. The stock lug nuts have a nut with a thin chrome plated metal shell. The metal shells on several of my stock lug nuts started to get damaged so I replaced them. The DPAccessories lug nuts are solid metal, no thin shell on them. I bought the 23 lug nut set so I had enough for all wheels and the spare tire. The 23 piece set costs $24. I have had them for several years not and they show NO signs of rust at all.
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Buy McGard or Gorilla. Don't take a chance on cheap lug nuts. These are the ones I run on my aftermarket wheels, complete with locking lugs.

https://www.jegs.com/i/McGard/671/84563BK/10002/-1
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McGard are by far the best. Impact wrenches don't even mess up the chrome and they don't rust. You can buy their "trailer lug nuts" in 1/2-20 and they come in a pack of 10. Normally they only sell them in packs of 4 because people like to buy wheel locks. I don't like wheel locks. they don't stop thieves, but can screw you if you loose the key and need to change a tire.
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These are what I just put on my TJ (same lug nuts fit CJ/YJ/XJ/TJ/JK) since I put on black wheels. I only used 18 (black McCard locking lugs - to keep the honest people at bay) so 4 per 4 wheels and 2 for the spare. They are black painted chrome, so may need to be repainted at sometime in the future.

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Rock Auto also has a variety of lug nuts.
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I ended up buying McGard lug nuts, bought them on Amazon for under $50. When they arrived I noticed the bag they were in was filled with brown dust, obviously it was rust. I contacted Amazon and they offered me a $12 refund to keep them, and I accepted it. Cleaned them up, was only minor surface rust inside the nuts. Put them on my Jeep and they look great and are solid. It's sad that the Jeep OEM lug nuts are so crappy.

One thing to note is that the included lug wrench, doesn't fit the McGard lug nuts, so a different size socket is needed for them.
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Pay for quality. I’ll be replacing all mine because they’ve had one too many encounters with a “more torque is always better” air tool user at a local tire place. I’ll be planning my future rotations around trips to DT if I can, but having lug nuts that will stand up to abuse by the ignorant is a good thing.
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Do the McGard Black hold up as well as chrome?
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Any idea why Quadratech shows the McGuard as a Level 4 expert installation difficulty?
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Pay for quality.

I thought I was paying for quality buying my Hard Rock at around $50k.
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I thought I was paying for quality buying my Hard Rock at around $50k.
But we all get the same quality when it comes to lug nuts....
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Not sure about the McCard, but the RR black lug nuts are chrome nuts painted black. The do scratch and show a bit of chrome. Better than bare metal under the paint that would rust.

As to the OEM lug nuts, they are the same since the YJ came out in 1987. They have been used on the YJ, XJ Cherokee, TJ, JK and others. Hopefully now that the JL uses 14mm threads instead of 1/2"-20 they have changed the design. The real crazy thing is you can buy quality after market chrome nuts from several manufacturers cheaper than you can buy OEM replacements. The part number is 6036747AA and the online price is $7.61 EACH! Even worse the list is $8.45 each. According to the site they were also used on - drum roll - the DODGE VIPER.
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Do the McGard Black hold up as well as chrome?
Mine have so far.
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Any idea why Quadratech shows the McGuard as a Level 4 expert installation difficulty?
Misprint maybe. Should be level 1 very easy.
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I have the Quadratec acorn style nuts. They've held up great for the nearly 2 years I've had them on my Jeep. No complaints.


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Any idea why Quadratech shows the McGuard as a Level 4 expert installation difficulty?

Maybe Quadratec assumes that the last person to put your lug nuts on was a monkey with an impact wrench, and they assume you'll have to use a 3 foot breaker bar, which will snap a lug bolt. Then you'll try a torch on the next lug nut and melt your brake caliper. By the time you've gotten all 5 lug nuts off of the first wheel, you're already 3 hours into the job and you've racked up another $2-300 in repairs to get the Jeep back on the road.
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Maybe Quadratec assumes that the last person to put your lug nuts on was a monkey with an impact wrench, and they assume you'll have to use a 3 foot breaker bar, which will snap a lug bolt. Then you'll try a torch on the next lug nut and melt your brake caliper. By the time you've gotten all 5 lug nuts off of the first wheel, you're already 3 hours into the job and you've racked up another $2-300 in repairs to get the Jeep back on the road.

Sounds like my typical attempt to do something myself!
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