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Black Nuts (lug nuts) - Chrome vs Titanium; photos within

dstewart51

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Warning, lug nut porn to follow. I really liked how much better the GM black chrome lug nuts looked over the stock chrome capped basic lug nuts. But two things, one, I was like Damn these weigh a lot more, and two, the black chrome gives almost a too polished of a finished look. The open ended Black PVD Titanium lug nuts give it a bit more of a raw look that matches the two piece rotor design, IMO. I like the look of seeing the stud in the center, offsets the black of the wheel and the lug nuts. I know the weight is meaningless is all reality, but I know they are lighter and that's what matters. Don't ask me about my 15lb road bike or any of my other cycle endeavors. A good dab of Jet Lube SS-30 ant size was applied to the studs during assembly.


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sleepys4

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Can you dm a link for the ones you purchased! Thanks I like them
 

Shholliday

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I am currently looking for black lug nuts. The GM pieces are on backorder. I would appreciate a link.
 

dstewart51

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Keep in mind these are Titanium nuts, not steel like the OEM, some extra care needs to be had with Titanium.

There are two schools of thought regarding using Ti lug nuts, one says clean the studs, do not use any lube/anti-seize and then torque at the factory spec.

The other (I am in this category), believes in using an anti-seize between dissimilar metals and adjusting the torque accordingly. Anti-seize will help prevent galling but also acts like a lubricant which will reduced the assembly friction. This will lead to excessive tension being applied to the stud and lug nuts threads if torqued to 140 lb-ft. Therefor, I chose to reduce the torque value from 140 lb-ft to 110 lb-ft (about 25% reduction). I have considerable experience with Ti hardware in motorsports applications. From motorcycle road racing and dirt bikes. This is just my preference from experience.

I would also recommend re-torquing after a few drives.

That said, here is the link;

They ship from Los Angeles, I had mine two days after I placed the order.
 
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