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Old 12-01-2011, 07:50 AM   #1
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I stopped by a national tire chain, yesterday, to have my tires rotated. The counter help, turned pitchman and told me that I would need to toss my lug nuts and buy new ones the next time I brought the truck in for tire rotation. The reason? He told me the factory lug nuts were two piece encased with some cladding. Then he proceeded to show me some lug nuts that were rounded off at the corners similar to mine. Is this true and why would the factory do this?

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I stopped by a national tire chain, yesterday, to have my tires rotated. The counter help, turned pitchman and told me that I would need to toss my lug nuts and buy new ones the next time I brought the truck in for tire rotation. The reason? He told me the factory lug nuts were two piece encased with some cladding. Then he proceeded to show me some lug nuts that were rounded off at the corners similar to mine. Is this true and why would the factory do this?
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:39 AM   #3
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I read that the OEM lug nuts are cladded and aren't very high quality. A lot of guys are replacing them with Gorilla brand lug Nuts.
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They are cladded the only reason anything would be wrong with them is if they are using a 22mm socket instead of a 7/8 like they should a 22mm is a little to big and it slips around the corners instead of hitting them causing a problem
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:18 PM   #5
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They are cladded the only reason anything would be wrong with them is if they are using a 22mm socket instead of a 7/8 like they should a 22mm is a little to big and it slips around the corners instead of hitting them causing a problem
That's funny, because that is exactly what I thought...That or they're using worn sockets and torquing to 80lbs. I'll need to work-out more if it's the latter...
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:33 AM   #6
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I read that the OEM lug nuts are cladded and aren't very high quality. A lot of guys are replacing them with Gorilla brand lug Nuts.
Looked thru their WEBsite a few days ago and couldn't find a price or a place that sells them <sub>HELP!</sub>
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:45 PM   #7
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here's one Jim. just type in 08 ram gorilla lug nuts.
http://www.sfxperformance.com/parts/GOR26193HT.htm
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Yep,they are using the wrong size socket. Unfortunately I did it to myself once while changing wheels.
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here's one Jim. just type in 08 ram gorilla lug nuts.
http://www.sfxperformance.com/parts/GOR26193HT.htm
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:01 PM   #10
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I just had my tires replaced today. All the lug nuts were junk. I had the wheels of several times myself with no problems. The OE lug nuts suck. If you live up north like I do, the nuts rust up and start to bulge. I have seen this for years on all different makes of vehicles. The Tire Shop had solid nuts for $2.50 a piece. Way better than the stealerships $7.00 a piece for the same garbage!
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