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Old 03-02-2014, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by blnewt View Post
No, not on those OEM rims. He needs a washer/shank style lug nut. But Deelow already knows that.

Plus, that little button-top... Meh.
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No, not on those OEM rims. He needs a washer/shank style lug nut. But Deelow already knows that.

Plus, that little button-top... Meh.
Thanks for the head-knock, right you are sir (I guess it's rare that I deal w/ OEM wheel stuff so I forget about the rather important lug nut difference).
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by blnewt View Post
Thanks for the head-knock, right you are sir (I guess it's rare that I deal w/ OEM wheel stuff so I forget about the rather important lug nut difference).
Well, I have been rather deep in the weeds of lug nut lore these last couple weeks, so...

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Yeah I'm still searching. I found those in red, blue and neo-chrome so far.
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How about these? I'm trying to find a measurement that's exactly OEM so I don't screw up my wheels, also trying to prevent theft.
Gorilla 72623N $60 Wheel Locks - Set of 20 Short Shank Mag Seat, Chrome 13/16" Hex Key Included 12mm x 1.25 Thread
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Originally Posted by Deelow View Post
How about these? I'm trying to find a measurement that's exactly OEM so I don't screw up my wheels, also trying to prevent theft.
Gorilla 72623N $60 Wheel Locks - Set of 20 Short Shank Mag Seat, Chrome 13/16" Hex Key Included 12mm x 1.25 Thread
Very nice. The ends look exactly like the McGards I just bought. Clean, polished and with better style than those button tops (I think I'm making up that word. Honestly, IDK what you call that design.)

Other than size, 12x1.25, I think the key terminology you're looking for is "flat top short shank". Thing is, I'm not finding anything in black... Only long shank in black for the mag seat nuts. You might have to go for chrome, because of those OEM rims. That really limits your options.

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Old 03-03-2014, 12:14 AM
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Concur. I'm going to think it over a few days, do some more looking. So far those look like the best option.
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Originally Posted by Deelow View Post
Concur. I'm going to think it over a few days, do some more looking. So far those look like the best option.
Nice you found a good looking option in the flat shank oem style, those are few & far between.
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Originally Posted by dkmesa350z View Post
Would look better on a graphite shadow sedan willing to trade for Stillen exhaust

wheels look really nice!
I'm with you on that one ! Therefore that being said I can NOT wait till the day I finally get my coupe wheels and get them powdercoated gunmetal and slap them on my Graphite shadow Ssss-Sedan
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Originally Posted by Rochester View Post
Very nice. The ends look exactly like the McGards I just bought. Clean, polished and with better style than those button tops (I think I'm making up that word. Honestly, IDK what you call that design.)
I believe the button top lugs you are referring to are called "Spline" lugs.
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Originally Posted by connoisseurr View Post
I believe the button top lugs you are referring to are called "Spline" lugs.
No, "spline drive" is the design of how the socket fits over the the lug nut, intersecting with groves along the side, rather than the typical hex-nut socket. I was referring to how the end-cap of the lug nut has a little dome on it, instead of a flat top. Like I said, I think I'm making up words.

Here's a standard, washer-style (two-piece), mag-type, short-shank, hex-wrench lug nut with a flat top: (so many labels, LOL)



Here's a one-piece, six-sided spline-drive, conical seat lug nut with a domed top: (cheap, dime-a-dozen)



And here's a two-piece, eight-sided spline-drive, conical seat, composite lug nut with a flat top: (McGard)


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I think the Gorilla nuts that Deelow found are probably his best bet, given the OEM rims.

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LOL I'll let you continue to make up names - you seem to have fun with it.

I have never seen the washer-style spline lug, so I thought i was being smart for once, haha.

Thanks for the recommendation on the OE style Gorilla lugs. I'll need to get a set for my coupe wheels, as well.
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Yeah I went ahead and pulled the trigger on them last night.
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Originally Posted by Deelow View Post
News I've been holding back........ Akebono brakes incoming within a month. A guy I know who runs a shop changed out a guys G37 Akebono fronts and next week backs for a 6 pot kit. Gave him the fronts which I got dirt cheap. Now time to start saving for brake lines, rotors and pads! Glad I got wheels that clear them now lol!
Oh, nice. Custom powdercoated sport coupe rims and an Akebono BBK... you're going to be loving that look.

Color on the calipers, or OEM silver gloss metalic?
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