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Unread 04-19-2010, 07:56 AM   #1
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Do not buy lugnuts with caps on them. I bought 20 of them for my car and put them all on. 1 week later i remove my wheels to work on my car and all but 3 of the caps cam off. I thought they were crimped on and would come off eventually but no they have a thin skimpy amount of epoxy holding them on.

Lucky for Napa they are taking them back and i will go somewhere else to buy different ones.

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Also dont over tighten or under tighten your nuts. Not Good!!
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Unread 04-19-2010, 08:10 AM   #2
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I have caps on my focus, but they screw into the wheel cover.
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Do not buy lugnuts with caps on them. I bought 20 of them for my car and put them all on. 1 week later i remove my wheels to work on my car and all but 3 of the caps cam off. I thought they were crimped on and would come off eventually but no they have a thin skimpy amount of epoxy holding them on.

Lucky for Napa they are taking them back and i will go somewhere else to buy different ones.

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Say it with me - T-O-R-Q-U-E W-R-E-N-C-H

I never tighten my lugs without one.
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I always thought the caps or whatever they were called we used to keep people from stealing your rims/tires as it used a special wrench to get off.

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mine come out with a quick turn either with fingers or a pair of pliers
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I always thought the caps or whatever they were called we used to keep people from stealing your rims/tires as it used a special wrench to get off.
That's a locking lug... Those can be tricky too.

Snapped my key and now my track tires are stuck on until McGard sends me a new one.
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Do not buy lugnuts with caps on them. I bought 20 of them for my car and put them all on. 1 week later i remove my wheels to work on my car and all but 3 of the caps cam off. I thought they were crimped on and would come off eventually but no they have a thin skimpy amount of epoxy holding them on.

Lucky for Napa they are taking them back and i will go somewhere else to buy different ones.

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Also dont over tighten or under tighten your nuts. Not Good!!
Your absolutly right always buy solid this is a known problem that is especially bad with Dodge. It's just cheaper to manufactur a chrome cap then to chrome the lug. The metal caps like to stretch and round on the ones that are crimped and then they will just spin ontop the lug till you air hammer it off.
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