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lug nut covers--black plastic sucky things!

This is a discussion on lug nut covers--black plastic sucky things! within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; hey guys--sure this is a common problem--everytime someone must take my wheels off to do work, black lug cover things ...

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    lug nut covers--black plastic sucky things!

    hey guys--sure this is a common problem--everytime someone must take my wheels off to do work, black lug cover things are lost or spin loose shortly after... i see that gm wants 3-4 bucks a piece...i'm missing 8 and sure to need more down the road.. Anyone know of a cheaper solution; or better yet, a higher quality cap that wont break/spin off?? I don't like the bare lugnut look and would prefer them to be black, silver/chrome might be ok.. so i need cheaper plastic, or nice metal--any ideas?

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    This is all i could find for a reasonable price

    http://www.afterthoughtsauto.com/black-lugnut-caps.html
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    Whoever is working on your car is tightening them to tight or not enough.

    Go with a set of Gorilla lug nuts. They are tough and will not rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Whoever is working on your car is tightening them to tight or not enough.

    Go with a set of Gorilla lug nuts. They are tough and will not rust.
    I know; but for things like new tires i can't help but let someone do it and it seems no matter who does it; i always lose a few. Don't need lugnuts--but thanks for the suggestion. wish afterthoughts sold just the caps w/out including lugs... maybe a phone call could fix that...

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    After I lost two I started using locktite, haven't lost one since. Did you try gmpartsdirect, or the dealer? $4 is a lot for a little plastic cap.

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    why not buy the acorn style lugs in chrome or black...they sell them at like advance auto and theyre like 50 for the whole car...they sell them w/ locks if you want too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levilz View Post
    Thanks man!!! Why don't i ever think of ebay?? Just ordered 20 black ones for ~$20 shipped!

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    No problem. Glad to hear you found what you were looking for pretty cheap.

    Gotta love Ebay.

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    Why not take em off before letting someone else work on the car, then torque em back on yourself properly?

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    They make chrome replacements as well!!!

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    There are plenty of chrome available, heck plenty of black too, but what about silver? I thought the painted SS wheels were the most common, but I still can't find caps for them. Ebay has one set for 30 some dollars, i'm better off going to the dealership..

    I'm not stressing though, I have these waiting to be mounted in another month or so:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Selride View Post
    There are plenty of chrome available, heck plenty of black too, but what about silver? I thought the painted SS wheels were the most common, but I still can't find caps for them. Ebay has one set for 30 some dollars, i'm better off going to the dealership..

    I'm not stressing though, I have these waiting to be mounted in another month or so:

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    Those will look good,

    post up some pics when you get them on

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