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Old 07-25-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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Lug nuts

Hey guys I just bought a set of mrt gt7s black and I'm looking some blue lug nuts. Those sexy metalic ones. I'm not trying to spend more than 80 $ on them. Let me knoe ehat you guys recommend. Thanks

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Old 07-25-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:46 PM   #3
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Thanks. But I'm really looking for that brigh blue. Any other sites ya recommend?

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Old 07-29-2013, 12:22 PM   #4
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Fairly certain that a stud conversion + blue lug nuts is going to run more than $80.

http://www.evasivemotorsports.com/mm...tegory_Code=L1

They have lug nut sets that fit within your budget though.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:51 PM   #5
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Ya I found a set thanks. I don't see a point in converting to studs. Its a pain to swap wheels

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What? If anything it would make swapping wheels easier! I love having studs.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:17 PM   #7
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Wheel studs are my next mod. I hate lug bolts.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:46 PM   #8
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Maybe I'm wrong nd got the terms mixed up. Lug nuts attach the the hub onto the wheel stud. Lug studs are the screw in deal qhere u take the bolts out nd the wheel drops... that's what I'm thinking...

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Awesome. Didn't know they made neo Chrome lug bolts. Picking up a set of those muvius ones. S I ck

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Maybe I'm wrong nd got the terms mixed up. Lug nuts attach the the hub onto the wheel stud. Lug studs are the screw in deal qhere u take the bolts out nd the wheel drops... that's what I'm thinking...

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Your car came with lug bolts, which screw directly into your hub. Lug nuts screw into a stud, which protrudes from a car's hub.
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I really hope not cause I ordered lug nuts sir.... I'm gonna take one off this very moment

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I bought 18x8.5 and went with nankang ns2 225/40/18. My buddy said to grt bigger tires in the rear. Is there a point?

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If you have not done a stud conversion, lug nuts will not work. You will literally have nothing to screw them into.

This is what a hub looks like with studs.



Your car has something like this:



Your car should utilize lug bolts:



Which would screw into the hub without the studs. If you bought lug nuts, there will be no protruding threads to screw them into without a stud conversion.

As far as the tires go, if you are running an 18x8.5 square setup, I would just keep the 225/40/18s all around, so you can rotate your tires.
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Well you were right. Now who manufactures colored lug studs. Almost impossible to find

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Buy a set and have the heads powder coated if you want.
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The only ones I can think of that are close to what you're looking for are Mevius, however they are more expensive than you are looking to spend.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:03 PM   #17
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I like the merivus ones. Little pricy but the look would be amazing. My cars lugs are 12x1.5 correct? Now getting a 60mm lug would have it stick out slightly? Mrr gt7 wheels...

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Your car has a 12x1.5 thread pitch, but you need a 26-27mm shank length. Also, I'm assuming your wheels use conical bolts, but you may want to verify that just to be sure. Ball-seat bolts will not work properly with conical-seat wheels.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:47 PM   #19
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Thanks I really appreciate all the helpful information. Ill have to look at it again. If I was to get longer extended shank lengths would it affrct my wheels?

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Visually, they will look no different. I would not recommend running longer bolts with your wheel setup (assuming no spacers), as it will damage your car actually.
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