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Old 06-23-2014, 11:20 PM   #1
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Lug nut solution

After searching for weeks for a suitable lug nut for the Sprinter I believe I've finally found them. I ordered an acorn style nut with a washer designed to fit it. The lug nuts are Gorilla brand heat treated and the washers are Gorilla brand as well. I found the at a company called Brandsport in Eugene Oregon. I dealt with Eric there who was very helpful in working with me to come up with a solution. The lug nut part # is GRLA-91148HT The washer part no. is GRLA-77916 Eric's email address is eric@brandsport.com No more dealing with those caps falling off. I found one the other day in my driveway that had been run over
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:58 PM   #2
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If this works, you are the man! Thanks for sharing and let us know if it works after you receive them.
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:58 AM   #3
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Should that washer number be 79916? Could not locate the 77916 on the website.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:25 AM   #4
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Great find - thanks for this info. How much do they cost? Need 24 to replace all the stock lug nuts.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:09 PM   #5
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Here's a vendor: Excalibur 787 $2.69 Lug Nut Washers Tapered/Flat Adapter Style
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:37 PM   #6
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A small piece of masking tape on a couple of the lug nut flats will keep them from coming off. The PO lost two in 4K mi and I've lost none in 18K mi.
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:22 PM   #7
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I've lost none in 32,000 plus miles, but I'm still interested in a cleaner look. However at $3 a pop with shipping it will be $72 or more to replace all 24. Not sure it is worth it since mine seem to be staying on fine. I always take them off myself, with a special lug nut cap wrench, when having any work done that involves removing the wheels.
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Should that washer number be 79916? Could not locate the 77916 on the website.
Yes you are correct. 79916
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However at $3 a pop with shipping it will be $72 or more to replace all 24. Not sure it is worth it since mine seem to be staying on fine.
More like $104 + shipping w/ the washers.

But they do look nice.
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I installed the new lug nuts and washers today, they fit perfectly. I've attached a couple of pictures, probably could've taken a closer shot but they look great.
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Is it just the angle or do they really stick out a lot farther than the stock ones?
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Wow! Nice clean look. Thanks for finding them.


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Is it just the angle or do they really stick out a lot farther than the stock ones?
They do stick out approx. 1/4" farther. They are a little smaller in diameter than the stainless caps which tends to make them look longer also. I think they look good installed. I like the look of the caps as well but once I made the second trip to the tire shop I couldn't keep them on any longer and I had no intention of continuously replacing them.
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I suspect the tire shop was removing your lug nuts w/ the caps still on.

They do look good. It's probably the extra washer that makes them look longer than than the 1/4".
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