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WK2009AN 01-21-2013 10:55 PM

Lug nut caps
 
Hey guys, started platidipping my wheels this past weekend and i took them off, put them back on okay, but today noticed, one of the caps thats over the lugs is missing, i lost it somewhere out and about today, i was searching for new ones online, but cant seem to find them anywhere, i would hate to buy a whole new lug, $6 for one and $9 shipping, awful lot for that stinkin piece of plastic, any help?

Hacksaw 01-21-2013 11:31 PM

Buy a set of locking lug nuts then you'll have 3 spares and made your wheels difficult to steal.

Think Outside !- No Box Required.

dr.lee.baugh 01-22-2013 10:27 AM

Re: Lug nut caps
 
As far as I know (and the way they are on mine), those aren't really caps on the lug nuts...the outer piece just breaks off from the inner piece.

You should be able to pick them up from the dealer for about $10 a piece, if you want to save on shipping.

I've had to replace about 7 or 8 over the life of my jeep.

Boomer914 01-22-2013 12:34 PM

Stainless steel lugs, it's over!

WK2009AN 01-22-2013 05:12 PM

Re: Lug nut caps
 
Thanks guys, I think your right dr.lee.baugh becuase it seems it only comes as a new lug, seems like pain though, im sure it wont be the last one to break, I did find them from an online dealer and i got thme for $2.44 a piece, only $4 shipping too, so not a tradgedy, probably shoulda ordered more than one though, thanks for the replies guys :thumbsup:

covet66 01-23-2013 05:34 AM

Re: Lug nut caps
 
My son ( apprentice mechanic) says those caps corrode over time, especially here in Ontario due to winters and often will swell and break off during removal causing all kinds of grief. I will be switching over to solid lug nuts in the spring.

WK2009AN 01-23-2013 05:03 PM

Re: Lug nut caps
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by covet66 (Post 745954)
My son ( apprentice mechanic) says those caps corrode over time, especially here in Ontario due to winters and often will swell and break off during removal causing all kinds of grief. I will be switching over to solid lug nuts in the spring.

Yea, i would imagine if a little bit of water got in there it would have its way, especially with salt, I think i see solid in my future as well.


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