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Old 12-07-2001, 10:06 AM   #1
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Thumbs down KYOKUGEN Lightweight Lug Nuts

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These things suck arse. Do not buy them. The sides strip easily and the keys are total cr@p. I personally have gone through two keys and 4 stripped lugnuts. DO NOT BUY THEM!

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Old 12-08-2001, 01:05 PM   #2
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I got those also, What color did you get? Do you have any pics? I got the black set and i have been to lazy to install them. they do look great my only concern is how black will look with the Anthricite rims i have.
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Old 12-08-2001, 04:19 PM   #3
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The lugs are black. No pictures yet as I do not have a digital camera. I will try to get a few and post em.


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Old 02-04-2002, 03:05 PM   #4
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Where'd you get them, and how much were they?
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Old 02-04-2002, 07:06 PM   #5
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I don't remember, and I don't remember.

Give me a few minutes and I will go take a pic and figure out which group buy it was and how much they were.
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Old 02-04-2002, 07:14 PM   #6
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Here's a link to the old groupbuy, from Imprezar.

http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthr...light=kyokugen


They ended up being $43.

A few moments on the pic, it's about to rain.
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Old 02-04-2002, 07:36 PM   #7
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I took a couple in the old garage. Sorry for the quality, but you get the idea.

Here's the first.
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Old 02-04-2002, 07:37 PM   #8
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Here's the second, in lesser quality.
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Old 02-05-2002, 07:16 PM   #9
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I love mine too! I got black ones form www.RevolutionsMotorsports.com They gave me a great deal! You should all go to them!
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Old 02-11-2002, 04:26 PM   #10
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FYI everyone who has these. Make sure that you torque these lugs down to spec. Otherwise the key can bend and you'll have to get a new one. A friend of mine already went through 2 keys because he didn't torque them to spec. I just wish that they made the key more durable than it is now. Other than that, I like these lug nuts.
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Old 02-13-2002, 07:36 PM   #11
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pic of mine. Satin silver on P7

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Old 08-24-2002, 06:17 PM   #12
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And a bump for my edit. Do not buy them.
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Old 08-25-2002, 04:01 AM   #13
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No disrepect, but you sure you didn't just over tighten them? I almost always use a torque wrench to tighten mine down, and use an impact gun to take them off.

10k+ miles about 15 cycles of taking the wheels on/off, and no problems as of yet.
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Old 09-02-2002, 03:30 AM   #14
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No problems yet but I will not use them during the winter since they are open-ended.
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Old 09-11-2002, 04:25 PM   #15
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Default Closed end Kyokugen's

Closed end Kyokugen's #28BCRVM are available @ http://www.upgrademotoring.com/wheels/lugnuts.htm
They are only 27g open ends are 25g. I would've preferred chrome but I may grow to like black.
The socket does have a very thin wall. Has anyone tried fitting a steel sleeve over the socket to reinforce it, I may look into doing it myself.
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Old 09-13-2002, 09:30 PM   #16
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hey wcbjr, nice m-coupe!!!
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Old 09-14-2002, 02:11 PM   #17
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Soft socket key is probably intentional design. Even though PITA to get new key, would you rather chisel off damaged nuts?
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Old 06-15-2003, 02:00 AM   #18
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Do not use any air or electric powerd tools with these !!!
It is in the instructions if you botherd to read them . Not even for removal . I change my wheels monthly for auto X if not more for to contol tire wear(aggressive camber) . I have had them for close to 4 months no problem . Put a little anti seize on the studs and tourque to 66 ft lbs .
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Old 06-15-2003, 03:34 PM   #19
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Kris, mine lasted 14 months before wasting 4 wheel studs (admittedly after a very hot bumpy autox); after 6 months the key started sticking to the nuts.
I always do mine by hand, clean the threads, etc.
I liked them because they were small, but I can't recommend them if you frequently change your wheels (as Z1 mentioned).
-pretty old thread to dredge up, but if people are still buying them...
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Kris, mine lasted 14 months before wasting 4 wheel studs (admittedly after a very hot bumpy autox); after 6 months the key started sticking to the nuts.
I always do mine by hand, clean the threads, etc.
I liked them because they were small, but I can't recommend them if you frequently change your wheels (as Z1 mentioned).
-pretty old thread to dredge up, but if people are still buying them...

Ditto on this. Mine are now starting to stick. I clean them and hand tighten w/a torque wrench too... I'll eventually have to get another lug set.

IMO, save yourself some likely trouble and avoid these.
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Old 07-15-2003, 04:52 PM   #21
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If you're going to buy aftermarket lugs you might as well spend a couple extra bucks and get the best ones out there... McGard spline drives.

Thread size 12x1.25, cone seat, chrome = Part #84241

I'm pretty sure Oakos has them in stock, both in chrome and gunmetal.
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ive broken 2 keys myself
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make that 3, I had to go to sears and buy a stripped lug removal kit, 60 bucks but hey, it did the job!
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Old 08-29-2004, 11:01 AM   #24
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Yes, I own an extra key and some spare lugs just in case but I have NOT had a problem to date!!!!

The rotated tires twice since I have had mine they work fine if you don't overtighten
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GARBAGE, i switched to muteki's however i didnt know research on them so lets see if the're any better
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