Lightweight wheel nuts worth it or not?

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Nope. What for? You're not driving a racing car and a couple of grams weight savings is pointless.

True story : Got one friend using alu nuts (lightweight) and went track, the lugs popped out or loosened and the whole wheel popped out in a corner. No point la.
 

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Nope. What for? You're not driving a racing car and a couple of grams weight savings is pointless.

True story : Got one friend using alu nuts (lightweight) and went track, the lugs popped out or loosened and the whole wheel popped out in a corner. No point la.
As I always said, losing weight from ownself first is the best solution to make ur car goes faster and save fuel. Benefit to ourselves and our pocket :biggrin:

Like Izso mentioned, no point losing a couple of grams, or even maybe up to 3kg, if our tummy weighs 5 kg :rofl:
 

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The nuts don't even weight 2kg I think :rofl:

Is not that heavy, might as well lose own body weight like cvkit said or just remove the spare tyre :rofl:
 

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the only reason to get them is bling bling..unless u go for proper expensive ones like TPi which can even take air guns.

otherwise... steel is the way to go.


btw... anyone seen any BLACK STEEL lug nuts? prefer open ended... closest thing i could find is the Project U fakies..
 

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the only reason to get them is bling bling..unless u go for proper expensive ones like TPi which can even take air guns.

otherwise... steel is the way to go.


btw... anyone seen any BLACK STEEL lug nuts? prefer open ended... closest thing i could find is the Project U fakies..
Not sure what is open ended lugs but mine are security lugs which is black in colour. :biggrin:
Not expensive less than RM100 for 16pcs
 

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Not sure what is open ended lugs but mine are security lugs which is black in colour. :biggrin:
Not expensive less than RM100 for 16pcs
open ended meaning the end of the lugs are not closed.. holes on both ends of the lug nut....so that the wheel studs can go through if ur using extended wheel studs.


mana beli ur security lugs and picture?
 

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open ended meaning the end of the lugs are not closed.. holes on both ends of the lug nut....so that the wheel studs can go through if ur using extended wheel studs.


mana beli ur security lugs and picture?
Will take photo, buy from Hup Shun Tyres at Sunway.

Not 100% black but something like very dark brown. Will post in awhile.
Security lugs also not to be exact, just different lugs that can't open like normal or without
the key.

Was wondering, if i need to replace tyres if pancit or anything, how am I gonna remove it? :hmmmm2:
 

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Will take photo, buy from Hup Shun Tyres at Sunway.

Not 100% black but something like very dark brown. Will post in awhile.
Security lugs also not to be exact, just different lugs that can't open like normal or without
the key.

Was wondering, if i need to replace tyres if pancit or anything, how am I gonna remove it? :hmmmm2:
He did not give you the key?

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Not sure what is open ended lugs but mine are security lugs which is black in colour. :biggrin:
Not expensive less than RM100 for 16pcs
I am using open end lug nuts as my rims have center cover....:driver:
 

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im using RAYS taiwan....rm40 for 16 pcs....lasted more than 2 years till today...
That's dirt cheap bro.

He did not give you the key?

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I am using open end lug nuts as my rims have center cover....:driver:
Close end ones if not wrong since I dont see any opening at the end. He did give me the key but
how to open with the normal lug wrench?
 

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That's dirt cheap bro.



Close end ones if not wrong since I dont see any opening at the end. He did give me the key but
how to open with the normal lug wrench?
Usually they will ask what tools you use. If normal tools from the car they will recommend you get the cross (X) ones and that have 4 sizes. Normal is 19 and 21 and the cross have 17, 19, 21 and 23 which covers both.

If original tools don't fit, puncture time you chialat loh,.....
 

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Usually they will ask what tools you use. If normal tools from the car they will recommend you get the cross (X) ones and that have 4 sizes. Normal is 19 and 21 and the cross have 17, 19, 21 and 23 which covers both.

If original tools don't fit, puncture time you chialat loh,.....
Guess I bought the wrong ones and he didnt tell me anything about that :banghead:

Will post photos maybe later. My key is long one.
 

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Nope. What for? You're not driving a racing car and a couple of grams weight savings is pointless.

True story : Got one friend using alu nuts (lightweight) and went track, the lugs popped out or loosened and the whole wheel popped out in a corner. No point la.
hahaha yeah i thought so bro...thanks for the true story hahahahaha:rofl:

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As I always said, losing weight from ownself first is the best solution to make ur car goes faster and save fuel. Benefit to ourselves and our pocket :biggrin:

Like Izso mentioned, no point losing a couple of grams, or even maybe up to 3kg, if our tummy weighs 5 kg :rofl:
hahahahahahahahahahahha speechless bro, so true.

---------- Post added at 12:36 AM ---------- 6 hour anti-bump limit - Previous post was at 12:32 AM ----------

the only reason to get them is bling bling..unless u go for proper expensive ones like TPi which can even take air guns.

otherwise... steel is the way to go.


btw... anyone seen any BLACK STEEL lug nuts? prefer open ended... closest thing i could find is the Project U fakies..
yes, bling2 purposes can la hahahah..:biggrin:
 

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changing sumthing that differs a few grams... that's F1 level already :biggrin:
 

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Will take photo, buy from Hup Shun Tyres at Sunway.

Not 100% black but something like very dark brown. Will post in awhile.
Security lugs also not to be exact, just different lugs that can't open like normal or without
the key.

Was wondering, if i need to replace tyres if pancit or anything, how am I gonna remove it? :hmmmm2:
*ehem*

still waiting for the picture :driver:
 

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*ehem*

still waiting for the picture :driver:
:rofl: Sorry just remember this morning, was outstation back few days.
Will post up tomoro morning. Mine, the ends are not open though.
 

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As promised, here are the photos of the nuts.





One I took at night and one was this morning :biggrin:

Sorry for blur photos, Phone Camera close shots are not so clear for mine :frown:
 
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looks like normal lug nuts with heptagon shape nut.. :confused:
Ya no special shape or anything, just a better precaution at least lugs that comes with a removal tool to prevent petty thieves.

If want better ones, like some mentioned, can go for TPi. If not wrong, cost around RM150+ for Chevrolet Cruze. Different cars different price. Just check if available for your car.

 

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yeah or else we are doomed! straight sell the car hahahahahah..btw the TPI lug nuts looks like a serious thing. DANGGGG!
Recommended by a mech friend of mine but I didn't install it cuz of the price. But well, what you
pay is what you get. Might plan it for another car.

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Tpi have 2 types, one is 20 pcs and one is only 4 pcs which is more like a security nut. Just change 4 lugs, 1 at each tyre.

Cant remember which one more expensive, I think is the one with 4s

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This is the one I suppose, premium wheel lock nuts..

 

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The 4 pieces nut seems a good thing to install in our ride. Btw, how much does the price of this nuts approximately?
Above RM150- RM170 if not mistaken, the 4 lugs one is almost the same price or slightly expensive than 20 lugs ones.

If you interested, I can give you my friend's number, u can call him.
 

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the TPi lock nut looks more secure.
they stated different pattern for each set.
 

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Ya, not so standard ones, cars with 20 inch tyres or with some RM5K set of rims, worth investing on it :biggrin:

But still, such lugs are recommended. Maybe change all 16 lugs to aftermarket ones, + This Wheel Lock Nuts :top:
 

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Above RM150- RM170 if not mistaken, the 4 lugs one is almost the same price or slightly expensive than 20 lugs ones.

If you interested, I can give you my friend's number, u can call him.
The common ones in tyre shop, I think Bull Lock or something, around RM40 for 4pcs type lock nut...
 

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The common ones in tyre shop, I think Bull Lock or something, around RM40 for 4pcs type lock nut...
RM 40 for security nuts is dirt cheap man.
 

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RM 40 for security nuts is dirt cheap man.
It is about that price only. In fact I ask one of my regular shop to get me 2 sets but I want the same key. This is for my wife's SUV because normal lock only 4pcs and she needs to lock the spare also (spare hanging on the back door)
 

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It is about that price only. In fact I ask one of my regular shop to get me 2 sets but I want the same key. This is for my wife's SUV because normal lock only 4pcs and she needs to lock the spare also (spare hanging on the back door)
So the nuts I posted on my car, am I able to change it on my own with the key? or have to go workshop? :afraid:

sure, why not bro. Thanks in advance :wavey:
Pmed you the number.
 

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heres the lock nut set. if anybody interested can drop me PM.
12x1.5 size
 

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So the nuts I posted on my car, am I able to change it on my own with the key? or have to go workshop? :afraid:
Check the size of your key, what spanner size. If same as your OEM nuts size then you are okay. If different then you need to get the cross one....
 

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Is alu wheel nut need to be re-tightened over time? I heard that the loosened nuts cause knocking sound from the wheel hitting the hub.
 

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So the nuts I posted on my car, am I able to change it on my own with the key? or have to go workshop? :afraid:
ur nuts :rofl: is like normal 1 but with heptagon shape.. so any same size heptagon opener can open..
u can borrow from anyone who have the same nut with u..
 

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Is alu wheel nut need to be re-tightened over time? I heard that the loosened nuts cause knocking sound from the wheel hitting the hub.
If got knocking sound, must be pretty loose already...but not that I heard off before. If got such case then those alu nuts cannot sell already.....
 

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changing sumthing that differs a few grams... that's F1 level already :biggrin:
taiko....F1 punya 1 mono lug can buy you a civic dy....

Ya no special shape or anything, just a better precaution at least lugs that comes with a removal tool to prevent petty thieves.

If want better ones, like some mentioned, can go for TPi. If not wrong, cost around RM150+ for Chevrolet Cruze. Different cars different price. Just check if available for your car.

if thieves want to steal what ways also can find one leh... i got saw one special tool before for opening loose nuts, it's a socket but it's threaded inside... one time go in your lug nuts terus gone

saw before 1 myvi, 3 sets heptagon 1 set lock nuts... i service his brakes ar i tell you, kanneh so eat my time
 

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if thieves want to steal what ways also can find one leh... i got saw one special tool before for opening loose nuts, it's a socket but it's threaded inside... one time go in your lug nuts terus gone

saw before 1 myvi, 3 sets heptagon 1 set lock nuts... i service his brakes ar i tell you, kanneh so eat my time
If thief want to steal, whether car or rims, all these locks will slow them down only.....
 

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taiko....F1 punya 1 mono lug can buy you a civic dy....



if thieves want to steal what ways also can find one leh... i got saw one special tool before for opening loose nuts, it's a socket but it's threaded inside... one time go in your lug nuts terus gone

saw before 1 myvi, 3 sets heptagon 1 set lock nuts... i service his brakes ar i tell you, kanneh so eat my time

the guy must have very expensive set of rims.....
For me, I just use ori steel rim. Nobody will steal them. Besides, tayar oso going bold.....
 

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ur nuts :rofl: is like normal 1 but with heptagon shape.. so any same size heptagon opener can open..
u can borrow from anyone who have the same nut with u..
Ya, more like preventing petty thieves, is a key that everyone have as long as they buy the same lugs as mine. Just to prevent those low lives thieves, anyway, would get the 1 set of 4s Tpi security nuts if my rims are those real expensive ones.
 

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i bought another lock nut set.. same brand.. sadly the key pattern same as my previous lock nut on another car.. :banghead:
 

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i bought another lock nut set.. same brand.. sadly the key pattern same as my previous lock nut on another car.. :banghead:
They cannot make so many key pattern combinations. Bound to have replicated pattern.....