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Old 10-31-2005, 07:26 PM   #1
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Lug Nuts Rusting Alot More In Front

Does anyone notice their lug nuts rusting about twice as fast on their front wheels then their rear? Does anyone know where I can get a set of lug nuts for a good price to replace my rusting ones?

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Old 11-01-2005, 05:44 AM   #2
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Yes, most of the lug rusting on my Porsches start in the front.

I only know that dealer lugs are expensive and that Porsche knows that these lugs are prone to rusting.

My dealer will replace them under warranty. After warranty, no go.

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Old 11-01-2005, 05:49 AM   #3
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blinkwatt, did you look for lug bolts on E-bay? I suspect the fronts rust quicker because they get more brake dust build-up, and that's a contributing factor.
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:37 AM   #4
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I noticed my lugs were rusting badly. It was a terrible eye sore. I went to walmart and got a can of high temp primer, one can of rustoleum tinned metal paint, roll of 1" masking tape, and small metal wire brush. It was a time consuming project but I was able to clean the inside of my wheels while they were off. The finish is very nice and cost approx. $9 to complete. Compared to the costly expense of a new set.
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:48 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by nautiquelfe
The finish is very nice and cost approx. $9 to complete. Compared to the costly expense of a new set.
....and the finish will last much longer than a new set of lugs.

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