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Old 08-28-2017, 02:20 PM   #43
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Picked up a set of used OZ Ultraleggera's (18x8 ET45) and stud conversion from Motorsport Hardware.The hardware seems top notch. I'll be putting it all on the car within a week.




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Old 08-29-2017, 01:00 PM   #44
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Those wheels are gonna look great! Hopefully you have better luck with colored lugs then I did. I ran a set of red ones (different brand) and after a few months they were all pink and faded.
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:30 PM   #45
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Those wheels are gonna look great! Hopefully you have better luck with colored lugs then I did. I ran a set of red ones (different brand) and after a few months they were all pink and faded.
Thanks man! I saw those lugs on your build thread. Your experience swayed me to purchase steel lugs as opposed to aluminum. Anodized aluminum is subject to fading, especially when manufactured poorly. I think this set will last but only time will tell I suppose. I like the idea of forged steel versus aluminum solely from a strength standpoint as well.
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Old 08-30-2017, 03:19 AM   #46
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Nice build, but I can't seem to find those lug nuts you bought on the Motorsport hardware website.
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:07 AM   #47
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Nice build, but I can't seem to find those lug nuts you bought on the Motorsport hardware website.
Here's a link to the lugs I purchased: 17mm MH Titan Cold Forged Alloy Steel Race nuts

Just a heads up, the lugs at that link are on clearance because they're not threaded all the way through so they can only be used with studs up to 68mm. They also offer through-threaded lugs.
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:36 AM   #49
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Nice build! Get rid of the lug nuts though. The paint strips pretty quick unless you put rag on em or something. I had the same kit on my MK5 and loved it but the paint started chipping off within a month. I ended up just get open ended ball seat lug nuts. My only concern was trying to find a set of locking nuts. As for the studs, I cleaned out the holes and coated em in red loctite. Never had an issue of any of em coming loose.
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Nice build! Get rid of the lug nuts though. The paint strips pretty quick unless you put rag on em or something. I had the same kit on my MK5 and loved it but the paint started chipping off within a month. I ended up just get open ended ball seat lug nuts. My only concern was trying to find a set of locking nuts. As for the studs, I cleaned out the holes and coated em in red loctite. Never had an issue of any of em coming loose.
Thanks for the info. I already picked up a set of black, open-ended lugs as backup. Since I already have the MH extended lugs I might as well run 'em until they're ugly. The idea behind purchasing the extended lugs was to help protect the otherwise exposed stud from corrosion and road grime. I guess that may not be a problem since I see plenty of guys running fully exposed studs.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:29 AM   #51
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Thanks for the info. I already picked up a set of black, open-ended lugs as backup. Since I already have the MH extended lugs I might as well run 'em until they're ugly. The idea behind purchasing the extended lugs was to help protect the otherwise exposed stud from corrosion and road grime. I guess that may not be a problem since I see plenty of guys running fully exposed studs.
I'd coat em in a some sort of metal corrosion protector. Mine had surface rust after a few months. I cleaned em after a while and they seemed to stay clean. Idk if it was just my set or their product in general. But it wouldn't hurt to put a protector on em just in case.
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Old 09-06-2017, 02:39 PM   #52
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:47 PM   #53
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Lookin good!!
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:52 AM   #54
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I've started piecing together my DIY RSR clutch. I've ordered all fasteners, metal TOB, clutch disc, and a gently used DMFW. I'll order the TTRS pressure plate and oil soon. The plan is to get this thing on the car sometime this winter once I have access to a lift. I also plan on replacing the whole timing system this winter. Bye bye $$$$
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