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Replacing OEM Lug Nuts

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With changing street to track wheels the factory lug nut sheet metal caps are distorted to where socket constantly gets stuck. Replacement factory nuts will have the same issue after just a couple of removals I looked at aftermarket ones but the shoulder angle isn't the same. Any suggestions?
 

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Check out the OP Mustang site. I bought lug nuts from Tim for my Boss and GT350. They are 3/4 inch outside so you use a smaller socket leaving more room between the socket and wheel. The nuts are coated with a lubricant like coating which allows for less torque when tightening. Their customer service is superb. Even when you write and call about an issue, they patiently explain the solution, even when I made the mistake. Good people, good products.
 

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With changing street to track wheels the factory lug nut sheet metal caps are distorted to where socket constantly gets stuck. Replacement factory nuts will have the same issue after just a couple of removals I looked at aftermarket ones but the shoulder angle isn't the same. Any suggestions?
Don't use an impact driver on them and they'll last just fine. I lift the car (or the corner) just enough to take the weight, but leave enough load on the tire that I can use a breaker bar to loosen the lug nuts without the wheel turning. Then, when the car is in the air, I spin the loose nuts off with an impact gun. Because they're already loose, the impact gun doesn't hammer them. I put the new wheel on and spin the nuts back on to where the gun wants to start hammering and leave them there. Then I lower the car part way again so that the wheels won't slip and tighten the nuts with a torque wrench. That's it. Those thin stainless steel lug nut covers will last forever.
 

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Those factory nuts are crap. I think there might a class action suit against Ford going on actually. I know it was a hot topic on the Focus RS forum but I didn't follow up on it lately. They swell up and also de laminate and the coating will come loose. They are junk IMHO.
 
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With changing street to track wheels the factory lug nut sheet metal caps are distorted to where socket constantly gets stuck. Replacement factory nuts will have the same issue after just a couple of removals I looked at aftermarket ones but the shoulder angle isn't the same. Any suggestions?
Dave, not sure if you have an S197 or S550 but:
1/2" Lug Nuts HERE

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I bought a set of 20 from Tim. He shipped 21. How did he know I always drop stuff??

Great quality.
 

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Factory ford lugs are possibly the worst designed lug’s for longevity next to the Mercedes starfish studs. Across the board the 05-17ish era of ford vehicles had huge issues with lug nuts swelling and becoming very hard to get off with a standard socket. imo any lug nut that isn’t oem will be worlds better.
 

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Can you use the op mustang lugnuts on stock oem gt350,non r rims? Asking for my first track day in may
I would call and make sure, things to look for with lugs are the thread pitch (1/2 inch usually for fords) and the seat type which is largely dependent on the type of wheels. Most mustang wheels have an acorn style seat.
 

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These crappy lug nuts have been around a long time, GM had them on trucks in the 80's. Had many come thru the shop, a few were really a pain to get off.
 

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Very happy with Tim and the OP lug nuts. I beat the crap out of them......the lug nuts I mean:p
 

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