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Old 06-12-2019, 12:58 AM   #29
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Therefore lug nuts = cake
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:43 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by wparsons View Post
Locks are only going to stop neighbourhood teenagers from stealing your wheels, not someone serious. Anyone can buy the sockets to remove locking nuts:
If a pro wants your wheels, they are going to flatbed your entire car and there is nothing you can do. You only want to stop the morons and imbeciles, or the pros that are looking for a fast score and don't have access to a flatbed.

Originally Posted by dostoyevsky View Post
I would not use OEM, recently I've found the OEM lugs are the reason my fucking studs keep breaking.

I always hand tighten and use a torque wrench
The OEM studs are notoriously crappy. You should go aftermarket if you've ever had an issue.

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Or just a regular magnet:

Any wheel lock can be defeated eventually. If a thief knows your wheels are expensive and wants them, they ARE getting them off.
I think getting multiple sets of different kinds of "locking" nuts would give them the most trouble to waste their time though.
And you are never going to stop a pro. These are not for them, they are for the people looking for an easy score. If a pro wants your car its gone on a flatbed and vanishes forever.

Originally Posted by mav1178 View Post
Probably user error.

Considering the hundreds of thousands of Subarus out on the road with the same lug nuts you have, you'd think they break more often...

I've never had any issue with any type of OE stud/lug nut, unless I contaminated the threads somehow.

And I've owned somewhere around 150 sets of wheels across 15 cars.

Subaru studs are notoriously soft though. There are people that track there cars once and have had them break when they try and change their wheels back to street ones. Lots of people change subaru studs out first thing if they have to do any number of wheel changes.
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I was deciding on lugs recently. I read it's best to buy closed but I ended up getting the gold standard muteki 48 that everybody seems to have. I'll let you know how they hold up
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No one responded to my NRG thread, but I can share some of my experiences here. I had an FR-S currently and have an 86 now. Between the 2 I've had 3 damaged lug studs. I have aftermarket wheels with hubcentering rings and tiny lug holes. The lug nuts I have been using are White Knight, like $25 nuts from Pep Boys. I had Mutekis that I bought when I got the wheels that didn't fit and were never on the car.

Mine could easily be user error, though. I'm not sure if it's the lugs, the studs, or me/the shops that have changed the wheels/tires. I am looking to replace the lug nuts and see if it helps.
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So here are my top choices. But i really dont know what their real-world differences are!

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Lol holy shit $200 for lug nuts? I'm not calling you a chump, but come on really?
Lol JDM STI lugs for $200? The same lugs you can them here for like $75?

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