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Old December 30th, 2013, 10:27 PM
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From personal experience and reading previous threads, I have accepted the fact that the chrome capped D90 factory wheel nuts are crappy and after abuse from the elements and air wrench jockeys at the tire shop, they will get out of shape and size.

Some suggest using the steel wheel nuts for alloy wheels from the RRC.

Will these work: http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/NRC7415.cfm

The person I talked to at AB seemed to suggest the chrome capped ones are the only ones for the factory alloys.

Or, just replace with new chrome capped ones and take good care of them?

Any other solutions?
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Old December 30th, 2013, 10:37 PM
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You can also just remove the silly chrome caps.

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Old December 30th, 2013, 10:44 PM
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The person at AB has obviously never heard of the Range Rover Classic.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 10:47 PM
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Talk to Eric xtn 231 at AB. He's brn2whl here.

He knows his shiat.
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That YouTube video technique worked like a charm. Couldn't track down an M16 1.5 bolt though so I worked it off a wheel stud (with tire removed). Also put another bolt inside the socket because otherwise the spacer bolt punches through the skin of the chrome cap
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I replaced all 23 of mine with these (All Makes part #NRC7415):

http://www.lrdirect.com/NRC7415-Whee...s/?sfi=NRC7415

They worked great - I'm glad I replaced them before I had a flat on a trail. I had at least one stubborn lug nut on four of the five wheels.
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The steel nuts are nice but you could also carry a 28-29mm socket too. Usually works with beaten up caps.
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 08:58 PM
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I like the pop-out the caps method because junkyards will sell you beat-up Discovery I nuts for about .50 each.
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Put some stainless steel nuts and be done with it.
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Reviving this after noticing all but two of my crappy chrome-capped lugs don't fit my 1 1/16" tire iron. Triple checking that these lugs fit a NAS D90 with freestyle alloy wheels. LUG NUT STEEL WHEELS SERIES III,DEFENDER,RANGE ROVER CLASSIC, DISCOVERY I, RNS066, RRD500010 - Rovers North - Classic Land Rover Parts
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Bottom line you need to replace the capped lugnuts as they age.
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LRdirect is about as cheap as you'll find new these days. I did find this source at about $49 (no VAT) for a set of 20 but I don't know what shipping might be, NRC7415 WHEEL NUT -. For under a $100 you get a solid nuts that accept a 27mm 6 point socket. It's a no-brainer.
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The steel nuts are nice but you could also carry a 28-29mm socket too. Usually works with beaten up caps.
I used the larger sized "Gator Grip" to remove the ones that my RRC's tire tool wouldn't fit:
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