What's the difference?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, and Tires' started by DarkSideAccord, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. DarkSideAccord

    DarkSideAccord nadeshiko fobz ftw..

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    looking at some rays lug nuts and i can't seem to see much difference between these 3 other than the price...

    1. 35mm length, made from Duraluminum
    http://www.evasivemotorsports.com/m...EM&Product_Code=RAYS-DURANUT&Category_Code=L1

    2. Made from hardened steel
    http://www.evasivemotorsports.com/m...=EM&Product_Code=RAYS-W1712B&Category_Code=L1

    3. 42mm medium length, made from Duraluminum
    http://www.evasivemotorsports.com/m...uct_Code=RAYS-42LUG-GUNMETAL&Category_Code=L1


    1 and 3 look to be the same except for the length. Number 2 looks like the lock nut is different. Anyone know anything else?
     
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    Nam1911a1 Well-Known Member

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    I would choose steel over whatever duraluminum is.
     
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    I concur
     
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    datechboss101 Well-Known Member

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    # 1 has more color options than #3, but are made from the same material (I think). Also, Duraluminium is a type of alloy, so I am not sure how strong they are compared to the steel. But, give #1 and #3 a try though.
     
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    Construction and length appear to be the only differences between #1 and #3. Project Kics are the best out there but they are a couple hundred dollars. I would say go with #2 since they are steel, also. That's why the Muteki's were so popular, good lugs for the price but the finish didn't hold up.
     
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    Agreed. Especially on a street driven car.
     
  7. DarkSideAccord

    DarkSideAccord nadeshiko fobz ftw..

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    any other brands u guys recommend? i need one with a lock
     
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    I assume that duraluminum is some aluminum alloy. So it save you maybe a few ounces of unsprung weight. Woopty do. And you have to deal with the chance that it will seize or crossthread. No thanks. Go with steel.


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