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Lug Nut Purchase Question

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Grey_BoCo, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:04 AM
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    Grey_BoCo

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    Hey all,

    Some background...I'm looking to purchase some Ray 10 rims from Stealth Custom Series next month, and I went through the purchasing process earlier today to check how much money I would have to set aside, and how much the shipping would cost on this heavy of a product.

    I went to purchase, and they recommended I purchase lug nuts through them too (their support team said it would be smart to, so I don't screw up the rims, etc.) This seemed odd to me, and then I started to realize why. The cost of 24 lug nuts (6 per rim) cost more than the rims themselves! WTF...is this common? I don't think I've seen anything like it.

    This may sound like a stupid question, but here it goes. Is it necessary to purchase lug nuts from the company I purchase rims from? I'm not thinking so, but if I'm going to be making a hefty investment, I'd like to do it right. I also don't want to overpay on something I shouldn't have to.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    I wouldn’t think so. You should be able to find lug nuts to suit those wheels elsewhere for much less. There’s no way lug nutts should cost as much as the wheels.
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:26 AM
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    Looks like they recommend using splined lug nuts on those wheels. Lug nuts should not cost more than the wheels. 24 lug nuts through SCS are $270 according to their site and include the socket. Wheelers sells spline lug nuts. Just make sure they offer the size you need for those Ray 10's and they should work. From what it looks like on their website they are around $36 for the black chrome shorts. You will need to buy the socket separately.

    https://wheelersoffroad.com/c-13460...eels-lug-nuts-spacers-lug-nuts-lug-locks.html
     
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  4. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    EDIT: @Grey_BoCo ....Now I'm coming up with a price of $45 for 24 lugs on the SCS site. It looks like a quantity of 1 equals 24 lugs. Did SCS quote you the price for their lugs or did you go through the website?
     
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    SCS sells their 24 ET lug nuts for $45.
     
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  6. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:52 AM
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    Yeah I figured that out after looking at it several times. I wonder if the OP made the same miscue on their website which if 24 was entered on the quantity it would be $1080. :D But you would have 576 lug nuts, hells yes!
     
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  7. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:55 AM
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    Thanks for this! Maybe its possible each "unit" on SCS website comes in a pack of 6, and I glanced over that? I chose 24 of the lugs they recommended and it came out to $1K. I was blown away by the cost regardless.

    AHHHHHHHH, that was the problem hahaha i must've of glanced over that the package included 24 of the lugs lol oppsies case closed! thanks boys
     
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  8. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:56 AM
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    Yeah I did the same thing. :D:D
     
  9. Feb 11, 2019 at 11:18 AM
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    lug nut metal/finish quality is an issue. I did purchase the anti theft locks Toyota OEM .. other lug nuts manufactured I have found rusted up even when it was with no winter de icing chemicals.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2019 at 11:56 AM
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    I've purchased 2 sets of wheels and lug nuts from SCS. One set is about 4 years old and still look brand new.
     
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  11. Feb 11, 2019 at 1:09 PM
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    I'm going to need some black lug nuts for another set of factory wheels I just acquired. The Wheelers are made by Gorilla, hopefully that means quality. But from what Jet says the SCS lugs have stood the test of time for him and I may go with them. With them being spline would it help the monkeys to not mar up the rims during rotations? I have never had splined lugs.
     

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