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Replacing my Stock Lug Nuts - Need help

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#41 OFFLINE   Cobra348

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 07:00 PM

Another $15 has just left my wallet :arrive_alive:

Steeda strut tower brace, hood struts and sway bar?


Edited by Cobra348, 12 July 2015 - 07:03 PM.

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#42 OFFLINE   Texasota

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 07:51 PM

Probably don't need a hourmeter, but I have one. No real reason, just interested to know the total operating time.

 

The Trip1 and Trip2 displays do display hours in addition to mileage and MPG.  That would seem to give you an hour meter if you use either trip1 or trip2 as your lifetime metrics (i.e. don't reset them). But I suppose they would also include time in EV mode as opposed to only ICE run time.



#43 OFFLINE   Cobra348

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 08:22 PM

 

The Trip1 and Trip2 displays do display hours in addition to mileage and MPG.  That would seem to give you an hour meter if you use either trip1 or trip2 as your lifetime metrics (i.e. don't reset them). But I suppose they would also include time in EV mode as opposed to only ICE run time.

Yup - that's my assumption as well.  Time is kind of interesting in seeing how long it took to rack up the mileage on the trip meter. Other than that I dunno ...


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My additions:  WeatherTech lasercut floor mats, in-channel wind deflectors (dark smoked),

Steeda strut tower brace, Steeda rear sway bar, Steeda hood struts, Ford donut spare

Summer rims/tires - 17" Verde Regency rims with OEM tread

Winter rims/tires - 17" OEM rims with Goodyear UltraGrip WRT Ice


#44 OFFLINE   billford

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 08:48 PM

 
The Trip1 and Trip2 displays do display hours in addition to mileage and MPG.  That would seem to give you an hour meter if you use either trip1 or trip2 as your lifetime metrics (i.e. don't reset them). But I suppose they would also include time in EV mode as opposed to only ICE run time.


I always reset the trips once in a while that's why I installed the hour meter. Don't really need it, just curious. Total time right now is about 650 hours. Probably useless information, but I like it...

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 11:26 PM

Hey security guy: thought about splash guards/mud flaps? They really do a great job of keeping the side of your car cleaner. They're easy to install yourself and it doesn't take long at all. They bolt/screw on and look good too. The best prices I found for the OEM product:

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Splash Guards, Molded Front       Group1AutoParts.com      $38.84         $6.21       DS7Z-16A550-AA

 

Splash Guards, Molded Rear        Group1AutoParts.com      $38.84        $6.22        DS7Z-16A550-CA 

 

 

The Ford MSRP is $49.99 (ea pair) + tax. You may find cheaper similar looking ones on eBay, but they're probably not the OEM product. Just sayin'!  :)


Edited by TonyHzNV, 12 July 2015 - 11:27 PM.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 06:33 AM

Thanks Tony but worked them into the deal when I bought the car...never buy a car without F/R mud guards for the reason you mentioned above.  Thanks for thinking of me my friend :)



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 06:40 AM

Hey security guy: thought about splash guards/mud flaps? They really do a great job of keeping the side of your car cleaner. 

Be aware that the reason that the mud flaps keep the back of the car clean is because they're disrupting the air flow & adding drag.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 03:56 PM

I prefer the clean to the minimal amount of drag they will add...will you really even notice it???



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:11 PM

corncobs...so you have this model and are very happy with it?  Looks nice and certainly within my price range.  Where did you wire it into for power?



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 06:22 PM

corncobs...so you have this model and are very happy with it?  Looks nice and certainly within my price range.  Where did you wire it into for power?


Yes I'm happy with it! The fact that it comes with a 64GB card is pretty cool. So far it's just powered by the provided 12V to USB adapter and the cable. It is long enough to run it over and down the A pillar back to center console below the glovebox for the front 12V outlet.
I planning to add a USB male connector into the overhead console so I can plug it in right there.
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Posted 13 July 2015 - 06:28 PM

Wonder if I can just tap into the lighting circuit for the map lights and power it directly from there.......

 

By the way...back on topic...my lug nuts came today :)


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Posted 25 July 2015 - 01:13 PM

I agree that my replacement lugnuts don't fill the wheel lug opening as fully as the OEM type. 

Take a look here, maybe they can help you find something better.

http://www.brandspor...ugnuwhlof4.html

 

Another place I found online that has a decent selection of lug nuts is:

https://www.lugnutguys.com/

 

But the set of lug nuts I finally purchased was on Amazon.


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Posted 25 July 2015 - 02:01 PM

Since I preferred to not have the extra tall chrome replacement lug nuts sticking out on my 5-spoke wheels, I went with the extra tall _blue_ lug nuts since they don't seem to stick out as much like a swollen sore thumb to me.

 

And another reason I like the blue color is that the blue lug nuts mostly match the blue Ford center cap covering the wheel hub. And they are even a closer match to the blue valve stem caps I had already installed myself when I replaced the awful bright green caps my dealer had put on to indicate that my tires were filled with nitrogen.

 

5-Spoke Wheel with Blue lug nuts and valve stem cap
Dorman Blue Replacement Lug Nuts
 

I got my blue lug nuts from Amazon, at this link below.

 

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=711-342

 

Some of the online photos, including the ones at Amazon, make these blue lug nuts look like they are a paler lighter shade of blue, but the pics I posted here show how they are really a deeper darker blue than many of the online photos of them make them out to be.

 

As a side note, when I bought my set of lug nuts from Amazon, they were being listed at a much cheaper price than what they are currently showing now on Amazon. When I purchased them a week ago, they were shipped and sold directly by Amazon. But after I bought the 1 last set which they showed as being the last set they had in stock directly from Amazon, then the only sets available at that Amazon link were from external vendors, and that Amazon webpage immediately started showing a much higher price than what I payed. I have no clue if Amazon will ever ship these lug nuts directly from Amazon again or not.

 

My new lug nuts are made by Dorman Products (http://www.dormanproducts.com/), and are also available at O'Reilly auto parts stores (online and locally here) at an even slightly higher price than the ones currently showing as being available on Amazon. These blue Dorman lug nuts are the same height as the chrome ones others here have said they purchased from Amazon, at 1.4" (manufacturer says 1.375") tall versus the 1.25" I measured on my stock lug nuts. And that measurement I did on the FFH stock lug nuts was at the very tippy top of the point. So the stock lug nuts actually look even shorter than even that difference in height would indicate since that point on the stock lug nuts is so pointy.

 

These blue lug nuts are the M12x1.5 size of lug nuts, with the acorn bulge and the 60° seat angle, and they do fit great on my wheels. But the interesting thing is that both the manufacturer's website (Dorman) and Amazon say they don't fit on my 2014 FFH.

 

But because of the knowledge I have gained from this fabulous forum, I now know I have one less thing to worry about should I end up being out in the boonies and not being able to get my wheel off if I should ever end up getting a flat and needing to use my spare tire, which was also obtained based on knowledge I gained at this awesomely great forum.


Edited by Hybrider, 25 July 2015 - 02:10 PM.

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 03:32 PM


My new lug nuts are made by Dorman Products (http://www.dormanproducts.com/)

These blue lug nuts are the M12x1.5 size of lug nuts, with the acorn bulge and the 60° seat angle, and they do fit great on my wheels. But the interesting thing is that both the manufacturer's website (Dorman) and Amazon say they don't fit on my 2014 FFH.

Good write up and they make your car look good and a little more personal.

 

At the risk of wandering off topic, I was looking at your pictures and your GY LS2 tires remind me that I am so glad I changed to Continental LRR tires.  During the 32k miles I had the LS2's I didn't think they were a bad tire, in fact, after boosting them to 40psi, though they rode well.  Not anymore, my Conti's with their stiff sidewall really changed the car's handling and ride for the better.


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:28 AM

Just installed my DP lug nuts I bought off of Amazon yesterday after washing my daughters car.  Used my Goodyear battery powered impact wrench I bought at Pep Boys on sale for $69 last Christmas.  The socket that came with the wrench worked great and fit the lug perfectly.  No stripping of the aluminum cap :)   Replaced them all and torqued to 100 as required in the manual.  This way, if my daughter has any issues, it will not be the lug nut causing the problem.


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 10:34 AM

Just a note too about the Continental PureContract LRR tires - I assume those are the ones you are referring to.

They are great now that I've had them for 1 month, it was well worth the money to make the change pre-maturely

and I can easily tell how much easier the car both rolls and stops better and I assume the rubber compound is much

more "grippy" as I hear it squeak at low speed on my garage floor and driveway.  Really makes it a much

more different car and should have had these to begin with.  I feel gypped by the original LS2s!  They also

absorb bumps better and make the car very quiet on the highway.  Highly recommended.

 

 

Good write up and they make your car look good and a little more personal.

 

At the risk of wandering off topic, I was looking at your pictures and your GY LS2 tires remind me that I am so glad I changed to Continental LRR tires.  During the 32k miles I had the LS2's I didn't think they were a bad tire, in fact, after boosting them to 40psi, though they rode well.  Not anymore, my Conti's with their stiff sidewall really changed the car's handling and ride for the better.


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 10:56 AM

Just a note too about the Continental PureContract LRR tires - I assume those are the ones you are referring to.

To be specific:  235/45R-18 Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

There is more discussion about these tires on this Thread.


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 04:47 PM

Rotated my tires and spun an  alum. cover over the lug nut.

Others are scuffed up.

Decided to replace the poorly designed original set.

DP from Amazon was the replacement.

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Went with the flat top slightly longer ones.

Not the acorns.

Gained 6.35 ounces in weight compared to originals.

Actual contact shoulder to rim looked the same. Although the originals were wider.

 

Very happy with the results on my 5 spoke rims.

 

2 on left were old/ 3 new on right                                         slightly longer length on 3 lugs.

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 06:11 PM

Decided to replace the poorly designed original set. DP from Amazon was the replacement.

 

Thanks for the replacement info. The new lug nuts look nice. I like your garage floor too.


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