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      08-23-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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Anyone use Titanium bolts or lugs?

Saw some titanium bolts/lugs on 6speed and was wondering if anyone had any experience using them?
I'm assuming they'll be ok on an aluminum wheel? How about on a steel stud for the lug nuts?

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I read somewhere that you should use steel lug nuts / bolts for tracking (for studs too) and that it's not RECOMMENDED to use titanium.
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Titanium has too much flex to be a good idea for street applications. I would steer clear.
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Ti lugs are a waste of money. They typically cost ~$500 and save under one pound. No thanks. There's a good thread on a corvette forum of a vendor trying to sell Ti lugs/bolts and claiming real performance benefits. Few believed it (and rightfully so).
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I read it in some JDM forum that a guy paid big $ for them and his general comment was a big waste of $
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It's so pointless. You save close to no weight.
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Saw some titanium bolts/lugs on 6speed and was wondering if anyone had any experience using them?
I'm assuming they'll be ok on an aluminum wheel? How about on a steel stud for the lug nuts?

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I don't have any personal experience using titanium lug bolts but have used titanium lug nuts on my race car for past few years. They definately outlast aluminum ones by far. Aluminum lugs i would have to swap out every year or so while my titanium ones are 3 years old and look perfect.
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I don't have any personal experience using titanium lug bolts but have used titanium lug nuts on my race car for past few years. They definately outlast aluminum ones by far. Aluminum lugs i would have to swap out every year or so while my titanium ones are 3 years old and look perfect.
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How would you determine when it's time to change out the lug nuts?

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How would you determine when it's time to change out the lug nuts?

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On the aluminum ones, usually just the threads started to loose some of the edge or you may start seeing slight shavings inside.

For most daily driven cars the wheels rarely come off, so the aluminum ones last long, but for frequent track use, often at high temps and are taken on and off all the time they can take a beating much quicker
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I have used them on the track and street. I never had a problem and primarily used them for looks. Big waste of money!
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