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Old April 10th, 2012, 09:41 AM
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Alloy lug nuts

Alright now that I'm replacing my steel wheels with the zu alloy mach 5 ones I need the alloy lug nuts. Rovers north has them at $7.80 a piece, costing me $180 for 23 of them... way too much. Anyone know anyone else selling some, or is the best bet to buy cheaper ones across the pond and have them shipped over in a big manila folder.

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Tons of threads on this, just search. Here's one with a few sources...

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...light=lug+nuts
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Old April 10th, 2012, 09:55 AM
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thanks for the link, I'm just slightly confused I guess about how I can still use steel lug nuts which are made for alloys...?? or do the lug nuts have to be alloy too???? essentially would these work??

http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/NRC7415A.cfm
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I can pick some out that I have been saving for a rainy day, I just went to steel wheels so I don't need. not sure on how many good ones I have. will look tonight if that helps.
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The steel ones in your link work
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I can pick some out that I have been saving for a rainy day, I just went to steel wheels so I don't need. not sure on how many good ones I have. will look tonight if that helps.

If you have a set of 20 that would work well, if so let me know cost wise what you would want

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The steel ones in your link work

great, thanks very much
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wait, do you have zu alloy rims or Mach 5 rims?? Post a photo of your rims.

If you have the Mach 5 rims, then just use a regular nut, otherwise; if you have the zu alloys, then you can use the ones in the link above, which are the stock lug nuts.
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I have nine, 8 out of 10. seven 5 out of 10 some dents top and two 4/10 solid chromed but some peeling. I might have three good ones on the D1 spare but will have to check in the day light.

all have the chamfered edge. if any good I can take pics, but remember these are used.

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Thanks for all the response, Roverman I just ended up biting the bullet and ordering a whole set but I do appreciate you going through and finding those. When the rubber comes in and I get it all mounted I'll post some pics!
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18 out of 20 of my OEM lug nuts have swelled and the 1 1/16th socket will not fit. Water has gotten under the caps and caused expansion im guessing..replacements are expensive as i have replaced some before....what a complete pain.... I imagine a better replacement is solid RRC lugs? Ill have to do some research. Sry to hi jack but sounds like Andrew is all set and im going through this issue as well. Thanks for any thoughts and suggestions
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I am looking into it and finding the RRC solid lugs are only available in Crome? or do they have them polished and i can't find them? the only polished versions i found were had caps and i am looking for solid lugs. Thanks for the help with with this - I can't get my wheels back on with out new lugs....
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You can probably get your stock lug nuts and wheels back on and tight with a 1 1/8" socket while you look for a replacement. My caps were damaged on mine and they all came off with the 1 1/8" socket and breaker.
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They should be galvanized not crome
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LA Wheel and Tire has chrome plated ones without that tin cap that swells and keeps your socket from fitting....the chrome is thin and will either flake off or rust after a couple of years, but the price is very reasonable, you can replace them twice for what OEM lug nuts cost.
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