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Old 08-13-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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Anyone has experience with corrosion of aftermarket lugnuts? The two sets that came with Enkei rims were not impressive as they quickly rusted out after winter driving.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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Anyone has experience with aftermarket lugnuts? The two sets that came with Enkei rims were not impressive as they quickly rusted out after winter driving.
Nobody here has experience with lug nuts. Most of us don't even use them at all.

Hint: try searching. We have several threads that can answer ALL your questions regarding lug nuts.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:31 AM   #3
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I suppose I was not specific enough. There are plenty of threads dealing with type/fitment issues, but my question is which lugnuts are most corrosion resistent.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:48 PM   #4
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Default McGard lug nuts

Invest in a set of McGard lug nuts/locks and they will last you for the remainder of your car's life. I use the McGard 65554BK Chrome/Black SplineDrive Wheel Installation Kit (comes with the works) but you can just buy the lug nuts only if you wish. Good luck.

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Anyone has experience with aftermarket lugnuts? The two sets that came with Enkei rims were not impressive as they quickly rusted out after winter driving.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:15 PM   #5
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http://www.mcgard.com/AutomotiveProd...neDriveLugNuts

I personally like these the best as well, any time I've switched to aftermarket wheels for 2 reasons.

First being they always fit the slim "Tuner" holes.

Second, they have a washer on the base that over time swapping wheels frequently doesn't wear on the wheel as badly.

They are very lightweight, and I have had several sets on multiple cars, never have had any kind of rust or corrosion issues.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:52 AM   #6
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McGard seem OK. But I'd go with Gorilla or Muteki. One piece FTW.

To me, wear on the lug seat of the wheel is moot. If the lugs are properly torqued, you should see almost no wear on them. If you were running steelies and cranking your lugs way over spec, things may be different...
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:11 AM   #7
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im on my second set of gorilla spline drives since 2002.....only reason i replaced the first set was the second set was new and free
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:16 AM   #8
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My first and only set has been on since 05. The black coating hasn't faded or chipped at all. And I can't count the amount of times they've been on and off.
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Great. Thanks everyone for informative responses.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:24 PM   #10
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My Gorilla acorn nuts rusted pretty quickly - on my second set and they both did it.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:25 AM   #11
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Mcgard spline drive.
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:57 AM   #12
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I've seen gorilla rust quickly even without winter usage.

My mutekis chipped fairly easily but are holding up fine. I run stock lugs in the winter, no reason for anything remotely nice or fancy.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:05 AM   #13
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are there any sets made of stainless steel or coated with corrosion resistant film, or being anodized.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:03 AM   #14
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are there any sets made of stainless steel or coated with corrosion resistant film, or being anodized.
These will never chip or corrode in your lifetime. That's how much I love my McGards. -Ange

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Old 09-15-2012, 11:02 AM   #15
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I've seen gorilla rust quickly even without winter usage.
.....how long did it take and where exactly did it begin? The chrome ones I have on my Challenger have been ok so far. ....I'll keep an eye out though.
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