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5/8 - 18 Chrome Acorn lug nuts
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I have never liked the OEM lug nuts on my Barth. They are plain steel with chrome covers. Water gets behind the cover and the nut gets rusty. I have been looking for affordable replacements for some time. (I have 40 lug nuts on my coach)

The 5/8 thread size is no longer common. The stock nuts are 1" wrench size, most replacements are 13/16 or 7/8, with cheap chrome. The OEM nuts are 45 degree taper, several replacements were 60 degree.

I found some 5/8 - 18 "Chrome Dualie Acorn Nuts" at the EZAccessory site.
1" wrench size, 45 degree taper. Great sale price at $2.29 each.



http://www.ezaccessory.com/Dup..._Lug_Nuts_p/3130.htm

We'll have to see how the chrome holds up. Tooling Along


8607-3346-33TFPOB------9708-M0037-37MM-01
86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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Good find, I will need to check it they fit my 77 P30. If they do I will get some. Do they give any indication of the manufacturer?


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No indication of manufacturer or country of origin. Stamped 5/8-18. Probably not USA unfortunately.

Check your lug size. Some have 5/8 some have 9/16. Thumbs Up


8607-3346-33TFPOB------9708-M0037-37MM-01
86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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Finally installed these things… 40 lug nuts, remove, replace, retorque 180 lb/ft confusion



Looks a lot better. Note the photo date stamp. We'll see how they hold up to our gentle Michigan climate. ROTFLMAO


8607-3346-33TFPOB------9708-M0037-37MM-01
86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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Follow up on these lug nuts:

I removed the wheels recently for balancing. Noticed some chrome peeling already, especially on the tapered seat area where they contact the wheel. Some of the chrome has flaked off already and some came off the internal threads as I removed them. Some were stubborn to replace.

To prevent damage to the lug threads I used a 5/8-18 tap to chase out the threads in the lug nuts. The remaining chrome on the threads came out with the tap. I used a grinder to remove the chrome on the tapered seat area. Then the nuts went back on smoothly and torqued down evenly.

Good news: price was low, the tall nuts fit in the deep socket well so they won't slip, and the closed end keeps dirt and water out of the threads.

Bad news: chrome quality is low, may cause problems in the thread and seat area.

The price is hard to beat but I would recommend using a tap to chase the threads before use, also clean off the chrome on the tapered seat area. After that they go on and off easily.


8607-3346-33TFPOB------9708-M0037-37MM-01
86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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