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Old 11-Apr-2007, 02:54 PM
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open ended and closed ended tuner lug nuts

what is better?

open ended tuner lugs or closed ended tuner lugs? and what is the difference besides 1 being closed and 1 being open? whats the purpose?
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Old 11-Apr-2007, 02:58 PM
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open ended for longer studs?
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Old 11-Apr-2007, 03:06 PM
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well i think there are long closed ends too...

some say its just a bling factor
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Old 11-Apr-2007, 03:17 PM
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Open ends to faciliate longer stud, for the use of spacers and such.

Long close end ones, if you are thinking Rays long lug nuts t_dot_SiR, that is still a short one with longer end that has no thread in it.
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Old 11-Apr-2007, 04:36 PM
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thats why god invented anti-seize
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i use antiseize on lug nuts, for sho!!

yeah, i think the closed ones are for low maintenance ppl who don't remove their wheels often, so just basically to keep the threads relatively clean.
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Old 11-Apr-2007, 05:55 PM
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you shouldnt use anything on your lug nuts. it will mess up the torque you put on them. but good luck with that.

oh and if you cant get your lug nuts off.. the means you put them on too tight.
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thanx alot guys

thanx alot looks like im just gunna keep my open ended lugs and put em on with my new rims and see how it goes from there....thanx
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Originally posted by janz3n
you shouldnt use anything on your lug nuts. it will mess up the torque you put on them. but good luck with that.

oh and if you cant get your lug nuts off.. the means you put them on too tight.
Oh.. well then you better tell every automotive technician out there to stop putting anti-seize on studs. Hell.. while your telling them that.. you might as well tell them that rust doesn't exist either.. not trying to be a dick, just making my point clear.
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Old 11-Apr-2007, 06:39 PM
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ya i know rust exists .. but you should clean that off before you put the lug nuts on. oh and my info is coming from a automotive technician. and i agree with him.. i dont see a point of putting anti seize on studs.. iv actually never seen that done before. any kind of moisture will mess up the torque you put on them because water doesnt compress.
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Old 11-Apr-2007, 06:43 PM
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water doesn't compress, correct...but in a CLOSED container.

Whatever though, think what you want. I just hope people who want to learn anything don't believe you.

And to you really think anti-seize really affects torque that drastically? God even if the torque is off 15 ft lbs (which it wouldn't be from a little bit of anti-seize) it's not going to cause any harm.
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your an ***. i love tcc. doesnt really matter if its closed or open.. it still will not compress. i woudlnt want my lug nuts to be off by 15ft lbs.

im sorry im not as smart as you are.
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lol. i love you^^^
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Originally posted by janz3n
your an ***. i love tcc. doesnt really matter if its closed or open.. it still will not compress. i woudlnt want my lug nuts to be off by 15ft lbs.

You do realize most manufacters don't even have an exact torque spec. They normally vary from 8-15ft lbs
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what ever man.. 15 is alot in my eyes.. why not just torque it to 100 and leave it at that.. and if theres moisture in there its not going to be 100.
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Originally posted by Whiplash

my opinion on wanting to use anti-sieze or not is wrong??

and it is good for sliders..
are you sure you know what i''m referring to??

and i agree with janz3n

had i heard of the usage on studs before i might have contemplated it..
but i hadn't....EVER...
in my 40 or so years around cars i'd not once heard of it on wheel studs

and using the same theories janz3n has chosen to bring up, i opted to choose not to use it

but anyway, back to Chris' world and his infinite wisdom
Anti-seize is made to protect metal surfaces from rust/corrosion.. even though I have used it as a lubricate before, it is not made for your caliper sliders and I've never seen anybody use anti-seize for caliper lube and frankily I find it pretty stupid for someone to use pricey anti-seize on caliper sliders when a tube of caliper lube is like 3 bucks. But hey.. since your 40 years old and have been around cars longer then I have I guess you know best?
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