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Roadster Lug Nuts

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by ibcs, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. ibcs

    ibcs Member

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    Does Tesla sell or a third party offer black lug nuts? I put on the summer tires with the new black rims and it would look so much nicer with black lug nuts.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.
     
  2. wiztecy

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    #2 wiztecy, Apr 20, 2014
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    Been discussed a couple of times, here's the latest discussion:

    Black Powder Coated Wheels

    I may go the BMW lug route soon. I ditched the lock lug for that I knew one day that was going to be an issue and it did! Lost the key, left it in the rim after doing a test run in the Roadster and heard it get flug out off into the wild abyss. Tesla was very kind to lend me their master locking key set (12 or more lock combinations) and bust the locks off. They also supplied 4 stock torx bolts to replace the locks as goodwill.

    One thing to note is that some people on the Lotus Forum have reported the BMW lugs loosening, but others have not. If you do put the BMW bolts on, as a matter of fact any aftermarket wheel lug, always recheck them after the 1st drive, 5th drive, 12th drive, etc. until you feel comfortable they haven't backed out on you. Thread and pitch is the same and it has a cone shape that mates to the rim so I don't see why they'd back out.
     
  3. ibcs

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    Roadster Lug Bolt.png

    Roadster Lug Bolt Specification for future reference.
     
  4. hcsharp

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    This is very good advice with any lug bolt/nut, not just aftermarket. I had the Tesla lug bolts come loose on one rear wheel. Fortunately I heard it and caught it before any damage was done. Always re-torque your lug bolts within 2 days after any wheel is removed. Tesla service will do it free. Many tire shops are now making customers sign a release of liability if they don't come back for free re-torque within x days or miles.
     
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    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    I've got religion on re-torquing. I've had a lug nut come loose, and I know it was properly torqued because I did it myself, and I always go around the car twice.
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Good to know. Hadn't heard this before and just had my summer rims put on and Tesla didn't mention this. I'll head back I guess. Thanks.
     
  7. ibcs

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    For anyone interested in black Lug bolts

    Otis Inc. LA
    www.OtisIncLA.com
    855-684-7462

    Part #B-B12-ZNNITT - Otis Inc. LA Lug Bolt M12x1.5, 26 MM shank, 51.5 mm Total Length, cone seat, Hex 17, Black - Complete Set - $39.99 + 15.75 Shipping = $55.74 to Ohio.
     
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    Great, thanks for the post. I like how they have all over their site "No Chinese Parts"!!!
     
  9. MIKE08

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    No but,,,, i used black nail polish because it is so strong and it lasts

    i was tols to use it on my boat it works for scratches on the boat..
    Good luck
     

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