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Old 07-10-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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Sorry if this has already been answered but I'm having a hard time finding lug nuts that are actually red and not pink, almost all the ones I see advertised as being red are actually pink, even a slight red orange wouldn't be bad, any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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I bought these: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/MUTEKI-SR48-W...item2a1a21dac5

They are anodized though and the red chips off when I take them on and off - lame




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Old 07-10-2012, 06:38 PM   #3
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
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I bought these: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/MUTEKI-SR48-W...item2a1a21dac5

They are anodized though and the red chips off when I take them on and off - lame
If it chips, it ain't anodized.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:33 PM   #5
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I wouldn't trust the Mutekis, have heard their durability sucks.
As an alternate option, there are tons of Rays lugs on the bay for around $100. I'm kinda worried about fakes tho; is there a way to tell the difference?
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:37 PM   #6
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I wouldn't trust the Mutekis, have heard their durability sucks.
As an alternate option, there are tons of Rays lugs on the bay for around $100. I'm kinda worried about fakes tho; is there a way to tell the difference?
Mutekis are awesome. You can't go wrong with steel.

If your buying lugs for fashion... You'll usually end up with junk.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:16 PM   #7
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Aren't there some gorilla spline drive steels in red?
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:58 AM   #8
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Thanks for the replies

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Aren't there some gorilla spline drive steels in red?
I currently have black gorilla lugs now and bought red ones on amazon awhile back that came in pink, so I soaked them in lacquer thinner till the pink came off then sanded what I could and sprayed them with red caliper paint but they got really scratched/chipped the first time I put them on, I was at iag a little while ago and saw redish orange ones in the display case that looked kind of long that I liked but wasn't interested in them at the time, they aren't on the site anymore though

They reminded me a lot of these http://www.dropengineering.com/drop-...-1252-red.html

But I'm pretty sure they weren't

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Old 07-11-2012, 05:37 AM   #9
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I have the red Muteki SR35s and they are definitely red - not pinkish, not orangish.



As already pointed out, they are not anodized, though, and the finish starts chipping off pretty much instantly. If you have wheels with deep lug pockets, that may be OK, as the paint on the end of the nuts (which is pretty much all you'll see) doesn't get touched by the socket and thus should remain chip-free for a while. Not a perfect solution, but the SR35s don't cost much, so you could always replace them.

I also have a set of the "red" RAYS lug nuts. They're anodized, which is nice, but they are definitely pink. Due to the nature of the anodized finish, they're not a shiny, bright pink, but they're definitely more pink than red.

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Old 07-11-2012, 08:53 AM   #10
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Your rays are just what my red gorillas looked like before I stripped them, has anyone heard anything negative or positive about drop engineering? I'm liking the way they look
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:46 PM   #11
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If it chips, it ain't anodized.
sorry got that mixed up, anodized is what I actually wanted.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:28 PM   #12
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This is my car now, sorry for how dirty and covered in bug guts it is, just working a lot lately and waiting till friday to clean it, but as you can see i do have deep lug pockets on my rims and i think the drop engineering lugs i posted a link to would look good since they're 50mm long. the pin striping i used has a slight orange to it in the light so i wouldn't mind having slightly orange lugs
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