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Old 06-26-2015, 09:50 AM
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In the past, racers and weight nuts have paid up to $500 for titanium lug nuts. We are now offering these high quality pieces at a very affordable price of $6.99 each.

http://store.katechengines.com/titan...15mm-p490.aspx
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In the past, racers and weight nuts have paid up to $500 for titanium lug nuts. We are now offering these high quality pieces at a very affordable price of $6.99 each.

http://store.katechengines.com/titan...15mm-p490.aspx
How much lighter are they on a per wheel basis?
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How much lighter are they on a per wheel basis?
170g/wheel lighter
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Wowzer, you'll sell a buttload of these.
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Lug nuts are now available in carbon black.

-SOLD INDIVIDUALLY
-16 grams each

Not just any black lug nuts. These are coated with a high tech, proprietary Diamond-Like Alloy coating utilizing the latest coating technology to provide a very durable surface.
-Very low coefficient of friction
-High mechanical hardness (2600 Hv)
-Coating thickness: 1-5 microns
-Surface roughnes: Ra~.03um, Rz~.2um









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Are these compatible with extended DRM or ARP studs?
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Are these compatible with extended DRM or ARP studs?
yes
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Ordered.
Can you confirm that these require a 17mm 12-point socket?
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Ordered.
Can you confirm that these require a 17mm 12-point socket?
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China? Hey, somebody has to ask.
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Ordered.
Can you confirm that these require a 17mm 12-point socket?
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Correct.
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China?
Yes.
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How would the black finish hold up with frequent use of an impact?
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How would the black finish hold up with frequent use of an impact?
Based on the properties of the coating we are very confident they will hold up well.
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Jason -

Any change in target torque values w/DLC coating?
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Originally Posted by Katech_Jason View Post
Yes.
Well that explains that (as well as the vibrations in the threads)! If you're selling them for $7 you must be buying them for $2ish. A $2 Chinese lug nut that keeps the wheels on my car scares me.
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Well that explains that (as well as the vibrations in the threads)! If you're selling them for $7 you must be buying them for $2ish. A $2 Chinese lug nut that keeps the wheels on my car scares me.
Have you ever seen Katech put out any type of sub-par, low quality product before....ever???
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Jason -

Any change in target torque values w/DLC coating?
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Well that explains that (as well as the vibrations in the threads)! If you're selling them for $7 you must be buying them for $2ish. A $2 Chinese lug nut that keeps the wheels on my car scares me.
You're making assumptions. You don't know what these cost us, the material used, or how much we've scrutinized them before putting them to market. They've passed our muster.

How do you know your current lug nuts are not made in China?

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Have you ever seen Katech put out any type of sub-par, low quality product before....ever???
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I don't want to blow up your spot - sorry about that. I own a CNC machine shop and have done lots of work with Chinese parts and Chinese material. Best of luck.
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So, you say they have a "very low coefficient of friction", i.e.: lubricity. Lubing threads require a change in target torque. So... Which is it?

Also, why are the threads cut instead of formed?
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I don't necessarily disparage every part made in China, just want to know what I am putting on my car.

I have been buying the cheap steel ones & tossing them every year replacing with new cheap steel ones.

ARP studs seem to last many seasons and I an VERY CAREFUL how they (nuts) go off/on.

So if I spring for these will they go for 2 - 3 years?

If, yes, then it could make sense for me.

Any testing?

My own personal testing on the cheap steel ones is 2 years max. This is assuming you change your wheels a lot, racer, not the guy who keeps the same wheels on his car until his tires wear out.

So testing as to durability, not how strong a brand new one is "one time"?



BTW Men's Health just published a small article listing Corvette (and F150) as two of the top 4 vehicles with the most USA made parts content.


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