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wrx_bro
12-12-2009, 07:27 PM
Picking up a set of 05 STi wheels to use as winter set, gonna paint them white...looking for a set of good lugnuts, at a good price in BLUE...close to matching WRB as possible. Its to use on 08 STi with stock 08 Golds (summer) and 05 stock wheels (winter).

Thanks

WRXNFX
12-12-2009, 08:06 PM
http://www.oakos.com/Merchant2/merchant ... _Code=1100 (http://www.oakos.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=355&Product_Code=MUT-41886&Category_Code=1100)

I have a set of open ones in Grey, they have been good.

cseaman
12-12-2009, 09:18 PM
Titek through wheeldude/subydude. Mine have stood up to some serious abuse.

wrx_bro
12-15-2009, 12:13 PM
So I tried to order some Muteki's thru evasivemotorsports..and got a PM back saying that all the lug nuts on their site are for aftermarket rims, wont work with OEM wheels :? And McGard doesnt make all blue lugs

NoAffiliationSTi
12-15-2009, 02:32 PM
Gorilla makes all blue spline drives...but its not really a subaru blue. MKC can get'em from me if you call up Ryan.

WRXNFX
12-15-2009, 02:57 PM
So I tried to order some Muteki's thru evasivemotorsports..and got a PM back saying that all the lug nuts on their site are for aftermarket rims, wont work with OEM wheels :? And McGard doesnt make all blue lugs


What is the difference??

They are smaller and lower profile so they should fit in a lot more wheels. The angle is universal isn't it?

DIGA_DELAY
12-15-2009, 07:01 PM
There is a difference between some stock lugs and aftermarket ones. Most stock lugs are an acorn shape with either a conical or bulged seating surface.

Now with that being said I have used my McGard's on both my oem gold 5 spoke JDM STi rims and my aftermarket BBS's. If I remember right, they seated perfect on the oem 5 spokes and as well on the BBS's. The seating area on the BBS's with the McGard's wasn't as much as with the lugs they came with but they were just a standard lugnut that I wasn't about to use. They're a conical design which is what both are.

I remember a lot of Hondas having the bulge type on their stock rims.

Just check the seating surface of the wheels for them to be a straight conical one. I'm pretty sure the BBS's would be conical and I'm also sure I've seen aftermarket lugs on oem BBS's.

WRXNFX
12-15-2009, 07:14 PM
There is a difference between some stock lugs and aftermarket ones. Most stock lugs are an acorn shape with either a conical or bulged seating surface.

Now with that being said I have used my McGard's on both my oem gold 5 spoke JDM STi rims and my aftermarket BBS's. If I remember right, they seated perfect on the oem 5 spokes and as well on the BBS's. The seating area on the BBS's with the McGard's wasn't as much as with the lugs they came with but they were just a standard lugnut that I wasn't about to use. They're a conical design which is what both are.

I remember a lot of Hondas having the bulge type on their stock rims.

Just check the seating surface of the wheels for them to be a straight conical one. I'm pretty sure the BBS's would be conical and I'm also sure I've seen aftermarket lugs on oem BBS's.


I have aftermarkets on my BBS right now.. :)

wrx_bro
12-16-2009, 12:12 AM
This is one of many threads I found on IWSTi discussing the issue with aftermarket lugs on stock BBS wheels...page 2 shows pics of how stock vs muteki lugs rest on wheel face.

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gr-tires-wh ... heels.html (http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gr-tires-wheels/161275-aftermarket-lug-nuts-oem-bbs-wheels.html)

DIGA_DELAY
12-16-2009, 04:38 PM
This is one of many threads I found on IWSTi discussing the issue with aftermarket lugs on stock BBS wheels...page 2 shows pics of how stock vs muteki lugs rest on wheel face.

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gr-tires-wh ... heels.html (http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gr-tires-wheels/161275-aftermarket-lug-nuts-oem-bbs-wheels.html)

I read through all those threads and some of what is said in them matches what I said. I went and looked at my aftermarket BBS's and it looks like the Mcgard nuts fit deeper on the seat than the lugs that came from BBS but they have the correct taper. Now with that said, the lugs BBS sent with the wheels would have more surface area contacting the wheel but I have not had any problems with either the aftermarket bbs's, oem 5 spokes, or the Speedlines I use to autox with.

I know Mcgard doesn't make all blue nuts but that looks to be your best option. I love mine.

Update: I went and pulled off one of the Mcgard nuts and grabbed one of the nuts BBS sent to take a closer look. Holding them front to back to each other they look to me to have the same seat pitch. I put one of the BBS nuts on and the only difference I see between them on how they seat is the depth. The BBS nuts make contact closer to the outside of the lug whole (closer to the face) and the Mcgards make contact deeper in the lug whole (closer to the backside of the wheel. I'm not sure if this helps you or not since you are talking about oem bbs's and I have aftermarket ones but I don't see why bbs would make wheels with different lug nut seating surfaces.

I also notice that when I hold the Mcgard nut in front of the bbs nut so that the tapers match the ring around them where they were making contact with the wheel is in the same spot. Even though the bbs nut looks to have more surface area I'm not sure if all of that extra area actually contacts the wheel.

timsti
12-16-2009, 06:54 PM
I've used the McGard nuts on my 05 STi bbs wheels for 4 years now without issue if that means anything (realizing they do not have an all blue lug and only those ones with the blue on the face).

fishawrx
12-22-2009, 06:33 PM
i just got a set of anodized blue lugs off ebay for $51 shipped. Haven't had them long enough to vouch for the quality, but holding up so far