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Old 08-21-2016, 04:25 PM   #11
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I got the veneer off, what a stupid, cheap set up.
I wonder how that worked out!.........

Glad you got the veneer off, now you need to replace the rest with real lug nuts.
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Old 08-21-2016, 07:50 PM   #12
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I also need to emphasize strongly, you want to take care of this while it's still in your yard. You get out on the road and have a flat, you may be stuck because neither you nor roadside assistance can get the lug nuts off due to these messed up veneers and/or an underlying rounded off lug nut.
thanks for the info you've given in this thread,..... a few weeks ago I was greasing my wheel bearings and pulled the first wheel, thinking it was necessary to do the job right(it wasn't), ..... but on that wheel I did discover a loose "cap" on one of the nuts and believe it must have happened a few weeks before when I upgraded my tires and the tire shop used an air impact wrench to remove the wheels,.... with the info you've given here I now know what it is, how it happened and the importance of getting rid of those nuts while at home, than waiting and having to do it while on the road, ..... just completed an order for premium chromed, solid steel, one piece nuts from Amazon, .... again, thanks
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:07 PM   #13
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You are very welcome and glad it helped. As stated previously, I hate them.
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:55 PM   #14
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fella10,

Do you have a link to the Amazon lug nuts?

I am not sure what size and thread pitch I need for my 23LB.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:16 PM   #15
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I'll be checking mine out before my next trip! Thanks for the heads up!

I had a Pontiac Vibe that had the cover/veneer. They got loose on the lug nut, probably from water freezing inside over the winter and causing them to balloon out. I bought a complete set of solid lug nuts with locks but found those to be too long. I tried to resize the veneers using a vice and it worked well enough to use them but I replaced them with a good aftermarket set anyway. New lug nuts from GM were prohibitively expensive!
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Another reminder, as I look at the wheels in the OP, when you get other lug nuts...you need to make sure the socket that fits the lug nuts will have room to fit over the lug nut and be able to still turn inside the wheel.

If you get a lug nut with a wider shank, then you may not have room to fit a socket or lug wrench over it.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:38 PM   #17
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I just bought replacement nuts for mine as well since the originals were all cracking.

Link on amazon:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

These are one piece and are supposed to be the best.
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fella10,

Do you have a link to the Amazon lug nuts?

I am not sure what size and thread pitch I need for my 23LB.
we have a Micro Lite 25KS,
I pulled one nut off and 1/2"-20 is stamped right on it, yours should be the same,......the link below is the ones I bought,... full set of 20 for $20,..... 100% positive reviews(some folks won't give 5 stars for anything, so I add 5 and 4 stars together to get percent of positive reviews)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Thanks so much for the reply. I ordered a set tonight.
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I had the same crappy lug nuts on my F150 when I bought it used.
Yep, me too . . . .
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