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Matte Black Lugs

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Atl626, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Jun 10, 2018 at 6:44 PM
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    Atl626

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    I am looking for some recommendations on black lug nuts, i am powder coating my wheels matte black and would like the lug nuts to match, am i better off powder coating my lug nuts or is there a quality aftermarket lug nut that will work....thanks in advance
     
  2. Jun 10, 2018 at 7:13 PM
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    Sterlinglwood

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    Spline lugs are what I’m looking at. About $45 for set of 20 with the tool. I sprayed lugs a long time ago and they pretty much go to crap once you put them back on.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2018 at 9:54 AM
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    any recommendations for one that won't rust after one freaking winter?
     
  4. Jun 11, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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    So far I have been through 2 sets of lugs. I wont be spending anymore money. I thing next time I'll try some rust inhibitor and rustoleum.
    Edit: spending money on lugs.
     
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  5. Jun 11, 2018 at 10:06 AM
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    I just used ColorLugs myself to cover the existing lugs. Cheap and can just keep existing lugs.

    www.colorlugs.com

    colorlugs.jpg
     
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  6. Jun 11, 2018 at 10:09 AM
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    BA! might have to get some.
     
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  7. Jun 11, 2018 at 10:41 AM
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    On my previous SCS wheels I went through two sets of black lug nuts and nothing lasts beyond one tire rotation before they start surface rusting. Gorilla nuts and the spline nuts from Vin@SCS, didn't matter, rust ensued. I don't even use the impact, only hand tools on the lugs. Only thing that doesn't seem to rust no matter the abuse are the stock chromies.

    My only solution to the black was to clean them well and repaint rattle can them as needed.
     
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  8. Jun 11, 2018 at 10:53 AM
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    How long do they last before UV and road grime starts to break them down? Maybe a better question, how long have you used them? Not troubleshooting you, just curious because I'm really interested.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2018 at 10:59 AM
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  10. Jun 11, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    I've had them on for about 7 months now. Have had then off several times for tire rotations, mod installs, etc and they still look new. Highly recommended
     
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    I believe @Watt maker is running the color lugs as well?
     
  12. Jun 11, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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    Cool, thanks..
     
  13. Jun 11, 2018 at 11:56 AM
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    You can also get any lug nuts you want powder coated matte black. Two things to consider. If they powder coat them very thick they may be a tight fit onto the socket. If they are removed with an impact wrench they tend to chip the paint or powder coat on the edges and lead to rust.
     
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    Problem is I'm in Chicago and we have horrible salt in winter (shootings everyday) and wheels get rotated every 5k with an impact.
     
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    What size covers did you get?
     
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    The LugCap 21-23 mm
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    +2 Colorlugs for the win!
     
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    Thanks for all the imput , looks like color lugs is the way to go, i think i will order a set of OEM lug nuts and cover them.
     
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    Yes I am. They look good and are holding up good.
     
  21. Jun 26, 2018 at 4:40 AM
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    I went to order some and they list 2 that are 21-23 mm , do i need the lug cap or lug sleeve? i will be using the stock lug nuts that came with my steel wheels, im hoping those lug nuts will work on my trd wheels
    thanks in advance
     
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    I believe the lugs for the steel wheels are a different length. You may want to measure them. Also you can trim them to size with scissors, so if in doubt, go longer.
     
  23. Jun 26, 2018 at 6:37 AM
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    Just got color lugs for my wheels and really like them. Thanks @BayRunner !
     
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    I don't know about the lugs for the steel wheels, but the lugs for my TRD Pro wheels used the LugCap 21-23 mm.
     
  25. Jun 26, 2018 at 6:41 AM
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    Your welcome. Glad you like them.
     
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    I got the colorlugz for my stock lugs also. Customer service was great. I didn’t realize the oem wheel locks were a bit larger that the oem lugs. I emailed them to order new ones to fit and they sent them to me free. It’s customer service like that that will keep me buying from them!
     
  27. Jun 27, 2018 at 7:26 PM
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    Gorilla lugs are high quality and can be purchased in black. I have a set and they are better made than oem.
     

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