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Old 06-07-2014, 01:05 AM   #1
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Has anyone been able to locate an actual chrome lug nut for the Sprinter to replace these cheesy aluminum caps?
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:18 AM   #2
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Jeff,

Don't know the size or type on your rig but these guys have a pretty good selection.

Gorilla Automotive Products - Lug Nuts, Wheel Locks, Auto Security, Wheel Accessories

Discount Tire sold them to me with my new 16's

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Old 06-07-2014, 07:09 AM   #3
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:43 AM   #4
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I really like the McGards, amazon has them in packs of 4. Needed 6 packs to replace all mine. One unexpected benefit; most others require 13/16 socket and require a thin wall spark plug socket to install/remove in wheels with deep recesses. The McGards use a 3/4 socket that easily fits inside my wheels. This applies to 1/2x20 cone seat acorns that fit mine. Other models may be different.
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Guys it looks like Jeff is looking for nuts for a Sprinter, right?

Jeff needs to identify size and style?
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:17 AM   #6
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The Sprinter uses a flat seat so conical or radius lug nuts will not work. It's like the miniature version of 18-wheeler lugs but I haven't seen any decent replacements. I have seen the Gorilla washers that would adapt either a 60 or 45 degree conical seat but I don't have a lot of confidence the conical seat won't fracture over the long term with Sprinter lugs at about 150ftlbs.
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I believe mcgard makes flat ones too, but OP needs to find specs. They are highest quality I've found.

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Guys it looks like Jeff is looking for nuts for a Sprinter, right?

Jeff needs to identify size and style?
Yes he has a Sprinter. This is the Sprinter and B-van forum.

I've never seen chrome lug nuts for a 3500 Sprinter and I've looked many times. The correct lug nuts look like this:
Lug nut for 2007-2014 Sprinter 3500 Steel Wheel - new original part

... or this
DormanĀ® AutoGradeā„¢ 611-295 - Wheel Nut | O'Reilly Auto Parts

Specs:
  • Wheel Nut M14-1.5 Flanged Flat Face - 19mm Hex, 15.5mm Length
  • Hex Size: 19mm
  • Thread Size: M14X1.50
  • Seat Style: Flange
  • Style: Flanged Flat Face
  • Thread Handing: Right Hand Thread
The Interstate has Alcoa Forged Aluminum Wheels and the lug nut covers on mine are chromed steel.
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I believe mine are st-st.

Only problem I've had is the depressions that are used to make them a press-fit weren't deep enuf so had to add some tape on a couple of the flats on the lug nuts. The PO had lost two in 4K mi. Got the dealer to replace under warranty.
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I believe mine are st-st.

Only problem I've had is the depressions that are used to make them a press-fit weren't deep enuf so had to add some tape on a couple of the flats on the lug nuts. The PO had lost two in 4K mi. Got the dealer to replace under warranty.
You are correct -- they are probably stainless steel.

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I've never seen chrome lug nuts for a 3500 Sprinter and I've looked many times. The correct lug nuts look like this:
Lug nut for 2007-2014 Sprinter 3500 Steel Wheel - new original part

These say they're for Sprinter steel wheels. Will they still work on the Alcoa wheels?
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These say they're for Sprinter steel wheels. Will they still work on the Alcoa wheels?
Yes -- 3500 Sprinter steel wheels and Alcoa aluminum wheels use same lug nuts. It's not like the lug bolts on the 2500 that are different lengths for steel and aluminum.
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Thanks, good to know.
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