Nice build, but I can't seem to find those lug nuts you bought on the Motorsport hardware website.
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.
Did you notice any wear or stretch on the balance shaft chain and guides? Wondering if its worth it to do it and just do the timing chain. Also I think im having a hard time understanding what you meant when the timing marks dont line up at first. Once you set crank pulley at TDC shouldn't it be good?