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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

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pics would help are you saying the wheel is moving almost like the lugs arnt tight enough? or the lugs you bought are not at the same angle the wheel is made too?
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neither really, the lug nuts tighten down exactly like they are supposed to (wheel doesn't move) and they are the same angle. The problem I have is that the 60 degree surface on the wheel is being galled by the 60 degree surface of the acorn lug nut... I went to discount tire and talk to the guy and then he called an Eagle Alloy rep, and neither of them had every heard of the problem b4...

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Here is what I am talking about, sorry that the pics aren't the best. It wasn't the best camera, but at least you can see what I am saying...



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tony, check your facebook messages
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looks like a normal wheel to me... to be honest i was expecting very bad damage.. thats just normal from tq down the lugs..
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