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Dead Lesbian Goat
06-09-2015, 09:55 PM
For the longest we OCD DeLorean owners have had the hardest time finding true high quality lugs that not only fit correctly but will last and not have caps that come off. Several vendors offer what they call long lasting lugs but they (like most) stick out on the narrow front wheels. About 4 years ago I offered a solution which received mixed response on the talk site. Some liked, some didn't. I am about as OCD as they come and I can say for the past 4 years they have worked and worked well. I sourced a set of factory OE lugs from Honda. Since these are OE they will last much longer than pretty much anything in the aftermarket and again after 4 years they still look brand spanking new. Not only do they last but they fit.

These lugs are solid, have chrome plating (that's durable) and the seat of the new lugs compared to the factory lugs seems like the same taper. The socket size is the same as well. Part number is 90304-SA5-013 and they will run you around 80-90 bucks for a set. See the pics and judge for yourself. It's nice to have new lugs on the fronts that don't protrude like Pam Anderson on a winter day.

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Boo
06-09-2015, 10:28 PM
I heard the Honda lugs don't tighten down all the way before the stud hits the cap and then they are a bit loose (another Pam Anderson reference)

Dead Lesbian Goat
06-10-2015, 07:28 AM
I heard the Honda lugs don't tighten down all the way before the stud hits the cap and then they are a bit loose (another Pam Anderson reference)

You probably heard that from me. Once when I took the fronts off, I noticed there was a half ring where the stud was touching the lug but just barely and not even all the way around. I asked about it and after looking I was told this was OK.

You guys can go on and on about seat tapers and dimensions all you want. I have been on these for 4 years with no problems and I can just about guarantee you I put my car through the paces when I take it out more than most. I am not selling these nor do I have anything to gain from promoting them.

Fak it...don't use them. If you use Honda lugs you will surely die a firey death.

Now I know how Bill feels when armchair mechanics tell him his frame mods can't work after he has been driving 10k miles a year on it for almost a decade.

Dracula
06-10-2015, 07:59 AM
I'll look into these. I like the aesthetic and I've been reusing factory lug nuts from 1601 because I completely forgot about an alternative.

Boglin
06-10-2015, 08:15 AM
These are a nice option I may consider one day. I wish that the profile was similar to the stock lug nuts. I did purchase a new set of DMC lug nuts and have already lost 2 caps after driving under 100 miles.

Boo
06-10-2015, 10:20 AM
Hey I didn't mean to down play your experience with them. I have no experience with them at all so take what I say as a molecule of sodium chloride.

:dunno:

Dead Lesbian Goat
06-10-2015, 10:38 AM
Lou is a bully and I feel very hurt by his abusive words. I think he needs to be banned.

Boo
06-10-2015, 04:05 PM
Oh cry me a river ! LOL

;)

tom kish vin.4357
06-10-2015, 04:22 PM
Lou is a bully and I feel very hurt by his abusive words. I think he needs to be banned.

We can ban him------- but who the hell is he again? when we were over at Dayton last year we never seen him, will he be at the midwest open house? will he be at next year's DCS? Is he a real person? smart money says he is one of Bill's sockpuppets!!

Greasy DeLorean Mechanic
06-10-2015, 04:24 PM
Now I know how Bill feels

Bill is driving on Autozone lug nuts.

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Dead Lesbian Goat
06-10-2015, 05:45 PM
Bill is driving on Autozone lug nuts.

Bill Robertson
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Autozone? Well I guess i can imagine what your front wheels look like:

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Greasy DeLorean Mechanic
06-10-2015, 05:49 PM
Autozone? Well I guess i can imagine what your front wheels look like

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Dead Lesbian Goat
06-10-2015, 05:51 PM
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Now show us the side view.

Greasy DeLorean Mechanic
06-10-2015, 06:48 PM
Now show us the side view.

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This is fun -- any other picture requests? (How about a selfie of me naked in front of a mirror...).

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Dracula
06-10-2015, 06:51 PM
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This is fun -- any other picture requests? (How about a selfie of me naked in front of a mirror...).

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Dear God, NO!

Boglin
06-10-2015, 06:52 PM
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This is fun -- any other picture requests? (How about a selfie of me naked in front of a mirror...).

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I would now like to see your #6 cylinder liner. Go ahead and begin disassembly while I wait patiently.

Dead Lesbian Goat
06-10-2015, 06:59 PM
Well that's it, I'm sold. Please post the part number because your lugs work, and no doubt cheaper. Heck they even look OE!

Am I correct in assuming they are solid lugs and not covers?


This day has seen me one upped by Bill and Bullied by Lou. I think I need to find my solace in the bottom of a glass of Shiraz.

Greasy DeLorean Mechanic
06-10-2015, 07:02 PM
I would now like to see your #6 cylinder liner.

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Boglin
06-10-2015, 07:04 PM
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:jawdrop:

Farrar
06-10-2015, 08:50 PM
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This post made my day!!!

Greasy DeLorean Mechanic
06-11-2015, 12:15 AM
Don't get excited -- they're 2.7 liter pistons and liners.

Between my old Z7 Renault block and a Volvo B27 block I bought off eBay years ago I should be able to put together a reasonably new condition 2.7 liter engine should I ever need it. For now these piston sets are going into storage.

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