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hey everyone,
just went through a horrible day of getting rotors painted. firestone overtorqued lugs and while trying to remove the wheel locks, the key broke! anyways, after a full day of running around to discount tire, acura, and firestone, finally got all the lugs off and torqued to 80 lbs.

in the process of doing this, all my rims (only 5 days old :bigcry: !) got scratched up around the bolt holes. i was wondering what kind of lug nuts i could use to prevent this from happening again after i touch up my rims. are there any lug nuts that are opened from the inside, as opposed to having the socket fit over them? that way there is no contact between the tool and the rims.

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peter.
 

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I don't see that the lug nuts as the most responsible element in your case. The sloppy and lazy guys at those tire places are usually to blame, really all they need is to be careful when using the key socket for the wheel lock. That's why I've always preferred wheels that have center caps on them. At least, they cover up those guys' mistakes.
 

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yeah, i know! i'm never takin my car to firestone again. i saw some lug nuts that are opened with an allen-wrench looking tool. anyone know what brands are good for these? http://www.whalentire.com/tunerlugs.cfm

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the last lock nut took forever to take off. firestone couldn't do it, cuz the edge was broken. acura couldn't do it. it took discount tire almost an hour to get it off. acura told me to come back on thursday to air chisel it (guy said rim damage was almost for sure). i was soooo happy when they got the lock nut off! anyways, firestone paid for new set of lock nuts from acura. i'm goin to touch up and clearcoat the chipped parts. any ideas or tips on doin this?
peter.

ps. that's why i want tuner lugs, so no more damage to rims.
 

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yup, i'd say go with lugs/locks that has a key that inserts INSIDE the lug/lock. the bad part is that it will be much taller than most conentional lugs/locks. try to get as thin as possible.
 

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can you suggest any brand that makes these?
thanx,
peter.
 
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