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Old 06-07-2013, 12:03 AM   #1
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Chrome Wheel Bolts - Purchase where?

Where can you purchase new chrome bolts?
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:23 AM   #2
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If you mean 'lug nuts' that bolt your wheel to your vehicle's wheels you can find those at any auto supply and tire store.
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I got ours from Amazon, make sure of the size.
You won't find any better quality.

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My trailer has Bolts with a tapered head which threads into the axle. I could replace the bolts by loctiting in studs and making it more like a typical car / truck (thus using nuts). I was however tying to find a nice chromed bolt similar to the zinc bolts offered by Inland RV.
http://www.inlandrv.com/catalog/images/11330.jpg

So far I have only found a couple companies selling the same zinc bolt.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:58 AM   #5
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My trailer has Bolts with a tapered head which threads into the axle. I could replace the bolts by loctiting in studs and making it more like a typical car / truck (thus using nuts). I was however tying to find a nice chromed bolt similar to the zinc bolts offered by Inland RV.
http://www.inlandrv.com/catalog/images/11330.jpg

So far I have only found a couple companies selling the same zinc bolt.
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My 1976 31' Sovereign had "lug bolts" just as you describe and were covered by hubcaps. When I decided to change over to 16" wheels and tires I went with aluminum wheels and tried to find the chrome lug bolts. They are not available. So I used lug studs and then was bale to use the standard chrome lug nuts. I eventually replaced the axles which came equipped with standard lugs.
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Give them a call for sizing...

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They are not available.
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I called this company as a they appear to make a nice bolt lug. The only problem they only offer metric, nothing in a 1/2 - 20
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I called this company as a they appear to make a nice bolt lug. The only problem they only offer metric, nothing in a 1/2 - 20
That's to bad, those looked good. The studs will work and I found them online but its been a long time and I can't find the source. I used lock tight red on the ends that go in the hub. and then was able to use regular chrome lug nuts with my aluminum wheels. They worked fine for me. But do your own research if you go this route to make sure that it will work for your set up.
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I got ours from Amazon, make sure of the size.
You won't find any better quality.

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Thanks for the recommendation Bob. I just received 24 of these 1/2-20 McGuard #64010 premium nuts from Amazon today and the quality of these made in the USA lug nuts is top-notch.

I tried one for fit and, despite most dimemsions measuring the same, visually the McGuard seems to seat just a bit further into the wheel hole when torqued to the same value. The only two differences I could find between the OEM and the McGuard was the McGuard nut is threaded about 2mm more shallow than the OEM (total inside depth virtually identical), which wouldn't account for it.

But while the cones are very similar in diameter (+/-.5mm), the metal cover over the OEM lug nut is 3mm wider overall just above the cone ....and the cover shows asymmetrical wear signs (the cover is crooked on the nut). Which says to me that the OEM doesn't fit the wheel hole pocket quite as well as the McGuard. Thus, I may have been drawing up the nuts (at least those that are bulged) partially against the bottom skirt of the cover instead of fully against the cone itself. Maybe that's why the covers are split and bulging on some of my OEM lug nuts. I think I'll feel safer with the McGuards

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When I converted my Argosy from lug bolts to studs and lug nuts, I bought solid lug nuts not the ones with the chrome covers. They work much better.
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Your welcome Phil

Have to support local bussiness'....made right here in Western NY.

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Have to support local bussiness'....made right here in Western NY.

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I used to spend 100 nights per year in Rochester and 10 or 20 in Buffalo, when I was working. Western New York is beautiful country. Looks like McGuard is helping to contribute to both a growing population and low unemployment up there, too
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I picked mine up from Amazon. Gorilla lugs. Search gorilla site for phone # and call them. Great costumer service, get the size from them then order from amazon. Mine were 1/2 20 bulge head closed lugs and priced at 43$ or so for a set of 24. These were key type and come with key socket. Very nice set.
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