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Old 08-04-2003, 07:23 PM   #1
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Question Anyone got Muteki lug nuts?

I've searched high and low all over the intarwebnet and I just can't seem to find any information about these lugs. I know what they are, but I'm looking for some people with personal experience. If you didn't know, these are splined lug nuts that come in black and blue finishes and are only $32 + S&H from evasive motorsports. I'm weary of buying such a cheap product, but at the same time I refuse to pay $70+ on mcgards. So if you've got them, tell me what you think.
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Old 08-05-2003, 12:20 AM   #2
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Old 08-05-2003, 12:55 AM   #3
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I would caution you in getting these I had similar ones in red and all the red chipped off and they looked really bad. The finish on the more expensive ones do last longer. I would remove my wheels almost every weekend to go racing so if you donít remove your wheels a lot they will probably be fine.
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Old 08-05-2003, 08:40 AM   #4
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How many wheel swaps did it take before they started chipping? That was one of the things I was worried about
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How many wheel swaps did it take before they started chipping?
Not that many about 5-6 times it will not take long. Under normal tire rotation use maybe two years if you are careful. Under racing every other weekend two months.
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Old 08-05-2003, 10:16 AM   #6
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I've got the 100 dollar rays (yes, the volk makers) lug nuts and even though they're anodized, they still chip. So it's not just the cheap ones. They all do to some extent. And why not? Lug nuts see a lot of power/abuse with every wheel change.
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Old 08-05-2003, 05:46 PM   #7
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I've searched high and low all over the intarwebnet and I just can't seem to find any information about these lugs. I know what they are, but I'm looking for some people with personal experience. If you didn't know, these are splined lug nuts that come in black and blue finishes and are only $32 + S&H from evasive motorsports. I'm weary of buying such a cheap product, but at the same time I refuse to pay $70+ on mcgards. So if you've got them, tell me what you think.
Ive got them in black and have had my wheels on and off maybe 8 times with no chips. They seem pretty decent for their cost to me...
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Old 08-05-2003, 06:57 PM   #8
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Sounds somewhat promising... thanks for the advice. Mine won't be coming on/off very frequently, and I figure chipped black is better than the chipped chrome lugs I have now

I think I might order some tonight
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i bought some black ones recently from the same online store. they haven't chipped yet and are pretty darn light. pretty happy for the price i got them for.
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i have the black ones and i would say this. if i look at them at the right angle they seem to reflect light and not look black, they look more like chrome. also i took them off once with an impact wrench and the tops(i have the ones with the end covered) are now lose and can spin. they are apparently just the open ended lugs with plastic clipped into the top. no issues at all with fading or chiping. over all for the price i am happy. the key and the lugs seem to both be well made and that that was the majority of my concern.
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i picked up a set from www.evasivemotorsports.com I've had them for about 6 months now. they seem to be doing fine, and i have participated in autocross events as well w/o any problems. not bad at all esp for the price.
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Old 06-15-2004, 09:12 PM   #12
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I've had mine for almost 2 months. I swap wheels almost every week for auto-xing and track days. I've probably swapped my wheels about 5-6 times before they started chipping. But, besides that I've been happy with them.
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