Lug nut/ wheel surface damage....ideas? PICS!!!
So a little while back I got a set of 15x8 Eagle alloys for my truck, at which point I also bought a new set of lugs (the long kind that cover the whole stud - acorn with the 60 degree chamfer as on the wheels)...
Because the wheel center hole is larger than the extruded circle on the axle ends, the wheel is only centered by equally tightening the lugs .
But I am starting to worry about the gouges that are forming in the chamfers on the wheel...and some of the aluminum from the wheel is transfering onto the steel lugs and making the deep scratches worse. I am worried that in a couple of years the wheel will never center again bc the chamfers are so damaged. I went to a couple places and everyone just said 'yeah the happens and I don't know of a fix.'
But that isn't good enough for me. Do you guys have any thoughts, or have any of you at least had the same problem??
Any suggestions on what to do? Thanks
I'll try to get pics soon...I have to borrow a camera
Deep Wedgewood Blue 1999 Ranger XLT 4x4
3.0 FFV | M50DR1 5 speed | 4.10 8.8 Limited Slip | Cranked & Shackled
Last edited by therangerofdanger; 09-14-2008 at 10:29 AM.