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Black lug nut replacements - finally!!

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One thing I have not been happy with are the chrome lug nuts on the black wheels.  Well, after trying ones from Gorilla and McGard, I finally located ones that work very well.  The issue with the others is that under the lug nuts Ford machined the holes to smooth the mating surface.  This leaves a silver ring, and the Gorilla and McGard were too small in diameter and they allowed the ring to be seen.  I finally found a company in California - https://veritekperformance.com/ 

 

lug nuts - VPE-1415FMFOEBK

locking - VPE-NFD1415LKBK

 

Looks like they are made for a Mustang, but they work incredibly well.  

 

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2 hours ago, txaggie said:

One thing I have not been happy with are the chrome lug nuts on the black wheels.  Well, after trying ones from Gorilla and McGard, I finally located ones that work very well.  The issue with the others is that under the lug nuts Ford machined the holes to smooth the mating surface.  This leaves a silver ring, and the Gorilla and McGard were too small in diameter and they allowed the ring to be seen.  I finally found a company in California - https://veritekperformance.com/ 

 

lug nuts - VPE-1415FMFOEBK

locking - VPE-NFD1415LKBK

 

Looks like they are made for a Mustang, but they work incredibly well.  

 

 

Nice find, but how good would the black finish stand to tightening/loosening of the lug nuts or the use of impact wrenches. With the black finish, any scratch will quickly become visible, unlike a chrome finish.

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6 hours ago, omar302 said:

 

Nice find, but how good would the black finish stand to tightening/loosening of the lug nuts or the use of impact wrenches. With the black finish, any scratch will quickly become visible, unlike a chrome finish.

 

Not sure, I guess we’ll see.  However, I had black lug nuts on black custom wheels for my Ford Explorer for 7 years and they held up, so I’m going with them. :)

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10 hours ago, bobyellow said:

$40 on Amazon. 🙂 

 

Yup, by the time I pay tax, pretty much the same

 

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1 hour ago, txaggie said:

 

Yup, by the time I pay tax, pretty much the same

 

 

Nope. Have a 5% cash back Amazon card. 🙂 So I win! Only $40.27 (with free shipping and 5% back). And don't need to create another place with my personal details (or type them in).

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Nice find. Thanks for the info. We are going to swap wheels for some other OEM 20's and powdercoat them black and I want black lugs. Now I know which ones to buy. Loving this site for the plethora of knowledge and answers. 

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The Veritek lug nuts scuff way too easily. I used them from January until yesterday, when I removed them. I switched to McGard lugs, although those are 4x the price. I can't comment on how they will hold up yet, but the finish on them looks much more durable. 

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On 5/26/2021 at 9:59 AM, smjayman said:

The Veritek lug nuts scuff way too easily. I used them from January until yesterday, when I removed them. I switched to McGard lugs, although those are 4x the price. I can't comment on how they will hold up yet, but the finish on them looks much more durable. 

 

I would agree, that I have been a little disappointed with the scuffing and subsequent rust marks.  I'll be interested to hear what you think about the McGard, I found them to be too thin and there was a visible chrome ring around that showed.  The Veriteks were the only ones with a wide enough base to completely cover that ring, that's why I went with them.  And I tried McGard, Gorilla, and a couple others.

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The McGard lugs I went with are part number 64074. They look nice right now, but obviously it is early days. The veriteks I took off are also rusting.... 

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