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rusty gorilla nuts

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by scotch, May 23, 2016.

  1. May 23, 2016 at 2:49 PM
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    scotch

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    I have Method wheels and gorilla lug nuts (bought from discount tire). The gorilla lug nuts are chrome plated, but after a year they are rusting outside and in on the threads. Discount tire is replacing the set, and I asked for black to not deal with chrome. Any other recommendations on nuts?
     
  2. May 23, 2016 at 3:52 PM
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    For the threads I like to put a little never seize. I think I've read somewhere where they say not to. But I apply just a small amount and usually don't need to apply again for quite some time through many tire rotations.
     
  3. May 23, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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    jberry813

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    I had the chrome ones from Discount Tire and same problem. Picked up a set of Black ET lugs from Vin at Stealth Custom Series and so far so good.
     
  4. May 23, 2016 at 7:21 PM
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    I'll give them a try. I also put anti-seize on the the thread to help until I find a quality replacement.
     
  5. May 23, 2016 at 8:08 PM
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    I have Gorilla "black" chrome nuts to match my rims. So far so good but only for a couple of months. I'll update after a few more months to let you know if black nuts are rusty. Nothing worse than rusty nuts. :headbang:
     
  6. May 23, 2016 at 8:15 PM
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    Problem with YOUR NUTS.

    Simple they where made in China. During the process they get away with very alittle plating (electrolysis) as possible on the nuts just enough so when you see opps you have a problem your warranty is out.

    Tho copper sulfate (anti seize) will work on the treads it does nothing for your outside look.

    For outside use a wax to keep rust down or use chrome polish to fan out the spots.
     
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  7. May 23, 2016 at 8:24 PM
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    I paid about 97 cents a piece for my nuts (sounds weird). Cheap to replace. Bottom line, I'm not too worried about my nuts. After all, it's good Chinese crap. Better than the 50 cent ones. heh heh
    (Obviously I'm due for some time off.)
     
  8. Jun 2, 2016 at 8:58 PM
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    An update on my nuts: Discount Tire replaced my rusty Gorilla nuts (for free!) with a West Coast Wheel brand and I ordered a set from SCS. Here is a photo comparing all three. The SCS nuts are shorter, and the tang part is also shorter, compared to the other two brands. All three brands use the same socket. I haven't mounted the SCS nuts yet to see if the shorter tang and body are an issue.

    tundra-nuts.jpg
     
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