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Old 03-21-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default What lugs for Enkei RPF1?

I'm sure it has been asked, but the search function wasn't yielding any results!

I just ordered a set of Gold Enkei RPF1s in 17x8, +48 offset for my 05' WRX. I want to make sure I have the right lugs for them so that I don't damage them taking them on and off my car.


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Old 03-21-2011, 05:21 PM   #2
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stock, or aftermarket.

I highly suggest picking up a set of thin-walled sockets. These allow you to utilize the stock lugs on almost any wheel.

or buy a set of Muteki's, or McGuard, or just go to les schwab and pick up some "tuner" lugs.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:26 PM   #3
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Mc guard or Gorilla

I have had good results with the Gorilla...you can get these for ~$30
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:46 PM   #4
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Probably gonna go with the Gorillas. Would these be acceptable? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Goril...Q5fAccessories

One step ahead of you guys on the thin-walled socket! But, an excellent suggestion non-the-less.


STOKED AS HELL FOR MY RPF1S!!!! I cannot wait!
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:49 PM   #5
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subaru uses 12x1.25
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:05 PM   #6
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The lugs posted above are great. I've used them for years both at work and on my own car and never had any issues. I've had problems with stripping the keys and nuts of many other "tuner" style small diameter lugs. And as a side note, if you lose or damage the key, you can pick one up almost anywhere as they are not specific to YOUR set of lugs.

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Old 03-23-2011, 12:41 AM   #7
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Thanks guys!

The RPF1s should be here tomorrow or Thursday, I think I am gonna go with the Gorillas... Either way, pics shall cometh!
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Wow are you me? I just ordered the same exact thing and had the same exact issue. Thread hijack:

Gorilla or Muteki?
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:36 PM   #9
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Wow are you me? I just ordered the same exact thing and had the same exact issue. Thread hijack:

Gorilla or Muteki?
yew didnt read the thread did ya
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:58 AM   #10
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yew didnt read the thread did ya
Hmm lets see scotty, there was a vote for mcguard and muteki, then another guy said mcguard and gorilla. I was trying to get more feedback than that. Didn't know if one was better than the other for some reason. Which apparently I missed the answer somewhere. Please enlighten me.
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Hmm lets see scotty, there was a vote for mcguard and muteki, then another guy said mcguard and gorilla. I was trying to get more feedback than that. Didn't know if one was better than the other for some reason. Which apparently I missed the answer somewhere. Please enlighten me.
they're lug nuts. buy the ones you want...don't put more thought into this than necessary.

as uncle scotty says, **** or get off the pot.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:40 AM   #12
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they're lug nuts. buy the ones you want...don't put more thought into this than necessary.

as uncle scotty says, **** or get off the pot.
Will do. I'm in the process of finding a pot right now if people would just get back to me. I REALLY gotta go too.
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As long as the lug nuts are NOT Al, they will be perfectly fine.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:24 PM   #14
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:56 PM   #15
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AL. Aluminum.
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As long as the lug nuts are NOT Al, they will be perfectly fine.
Why not aluminum? I've got aluminum lugnuts on my CR Kai's. As long as you check the torque when you first put them on and after like 50 miles you will be good to go. If you're really concerned about that then check the torque every month when you check your air pressure like you're suppose to do. Biggest concern I have is having someone take an impact wrench to them so I picked up a set of gorilla lugs to put on if I take it in for service.
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It doesn't have to do with the softness of the threads. Metallurgy. Aluminum, in contact with steel, will gall. If certain conditions are met. These conditions are met in the case of lugnuts and wheel studs.
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Why not aluminum? I've got aluminum lugnuts on my CR Kai's. As long as you check the torque when you first put them on and after like 50 miles you will be good to go. If you're really concerned about that then check the torque every month when you check your air pressure like you're suppose to do. Biggest concern I have is having someone take an impact wrench to them so I picked up a set of gorilla lugs to put on if I take it in for service.
galvanic corrosion.
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there is no good reason to use aluminum lug nuts

and there are many reasons NOT to use them

so why????
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ok,

So Gorilla or Muteki, in 12x1.25

I looked here: http://www.gorilla-auto.com
and was not sure how to determine what lugs were suitable for the RPF1's. Way too many to choose from.

more specific recommendations anyone?
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Those will work fine or the small diameter acorn lugs from gorilla auto. Same lugs different manufacturer.
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gorilla lugs are cheap on summit racing, I've had mine for many years, good lugs.
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So you can use the stock lug nuts. I just got my rpf1s 18x9.5 in
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