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Everyone please, I need help with my nuts! :lol:

OK, so the problem is this. I am getting my RX8 rims powdercoated a dark gray and I need new lug nuts. My car is Galaxy Gray, and my calipers are orange (see avatar :)). So I'm thinking the stock chrome lug nuts aren't going to cut it. My top 2 choices are gunmetal or black. I would like your opinions on what color I should choose and also any specific recommendations on brand/model lug nuts to get. I don't particularly care if they are "lightweight". I just want something that looks good and is of good quality. My car is a daily driver and not used for auto-x. I also prefer closed end to open end. I like the Rays nuts but don't particularly want to spend ~$150 to $170 on a set of nuts. So my set of criteria would be:

* black or gunmetal/dark gray in color
* closed end
* will fit (correct taper) RX8 rims
* preferably under $100

Here's a couple-o pics of the car with the stock colored rims.



 

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Go black. You're going to want bulge acorn style (60 degree tapered seat) lug nuts, as that is what OEM lugs are. Thread pitch: 12x1.50. I know for a fact that Gorilla makes some in those specifications.
 

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The Gorilla ones are only $50 shipped, where do you see $192? Although their description says that set only comes with 16 nuts, even though the title says they are for 5-lug wheels... so it should come with 20 nuts... definitely make sure there are enough in the set before ordering.
 

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If you want stock style normal lugs (not spline drive like that first link) then here's some super cheap black ones which should still be good quality:

http://www.americanmuscle.com/acorn...n=FROOG&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Shopping


EDIT: sorry, that first link above is not to the correct size, the Google shopping page lied. I would personally recommend these heptagon lugs, which are definitely the correct pitch and everything:
http://www.kamispeed.com/product_info.php?products_id=2321&SesId=36395567fb2402939fffe400682400e8
 

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[quote author=cali_axela link=topic=134456.msg2894215#msg2894215 date=1233092153]
The Gorilla ones are only $50 shipped, where do you see $192? Although their description says that set only comes with 16 nuts, even though the title says they are for 5-lug wheels... so it should come with 20 nuts... definitely make sure there are enough in the set before ordering.
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This is what made me think that:
Small-diameter Black 5-lug Nut Set, 12mm x 1.50 ZX472105PF Set $67.78 $47.99

I also don't really like the idea of a standard socket not working on them...
 

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The Mutekis are for tuner wheels. I dont think they should be used on stock wheels.. but theres been an argument on that for awhile...
 

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Our stock lugs have almost the exact same acorn taper as "tuner" lugs. I have yet to compare them, but I'm pretty sure if your car came with alloy wheels (not steelies w/ hubcaps) then you can safely use this style of lug with them.
 

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[quote author=xxguitarist link=topic=134456.msg2894318#msg2894318 date=1233094705]
I got my rays lugs for 100, though that was with a set of advans.
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Yea yea, you have Advans.. we know ;)
 

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[quote author=halo0 link=topic=134456.msg2894346#msg2894346 date=1233095368]
I do like those 50mm Rays in black, but wonder if they'd look funny or stick too far out on the RX8's. Maybe if I can find a set for close to $100...
[/quote]Check with grouppe-s. I worked with kyong.

[quote author=sdemo45 link=topic=134456.msg2894324#msg2894324 date=1233094879]
[quote author=xxguitarist link=topic=134456.msg2894318#msg2894318 date=1233094705]
I got my rays lugs for 100, though that was with a set of advans.
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Yea yea, you have Advans.. we know ;)
[/quote]I miss them! boo stock wheels for winter.. but yay for michelin X-Ice tires.
Just mentioned it because the wheels may have lowered my cost on them a bit.
 

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[quote author=back2thefuture link=topic=134456.msg2897174#msg2897174 date=1233202406]
maybe i will change my mind after i see some new pictures, but PLEASE DON'T POWDERCOAT YOUR RIMS!

your hatch looks so good as is!
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I totally agree.
 

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Do some orange lug nuts to match your calipers... that would look sexy. ;)
 
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