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Old 01-05-2013, 03:17 PM
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Titanium Lugs



For those of you who can not stand their rusty OEM lugs, I've come across an alternative. I've been recently hired by these mechanical engineers who started TiKORE Industries. This is a high end automotive machine shop that involves themselves with titanium products. Here at TiKORE we machine titanium lugs, the ultimate factor being that titanium has an extremely high tolerance to corrosion. Also for those focused on reducing weight, I know this may be minimal but these lugs reduce unsprung weight as well. Yes, these aren't for everyone, but for those who want the ultimate wheel package, these are for you.

Any additional information visit the website www.tikore.com and store.tikore.com. The pictures do not do justice to the tangability of holding the product.




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Old 01-05-2013, 04:18 PM
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$600, ouch!
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:41 PM
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$600, ouch!
Like I said, these aren't for everyone but are truly pure automotive jewelry and complete the package for those fanatics out there!

$499 for BMW sets

*NOTE* New F series BMWs take a M14x1.25 lug bolt compared to previous BMWs requiring a M12x1.5.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:37 AM
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Very nice stuff!!

I am not too sure whether the material cost has raised dramatically in the past 5 years of what but Ti lug bolts were used to list for around $250-350 a set back in 2006-2007 period.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:49 AM
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I can see it now...a shadowy image of a BMW up on blocks somewhere in Queens with its wheels off and abandoned next to the car...only the titanium bolts were taken.
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One of the problems I can see is that they are silver in color. When I put my spacers on the rear they came with silver lugs. I cannot tell you how (IMHO) bad they look compared to the black ones. That said, I also cannot see the need for these on our cars. A 200 MPH track car, yes. Ours, I think not.
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one of the problems i can see is that they are silver in color. When i put my spacers on the rear they came with silver lugs. I cannot tell you how (imho) bad they look compared to the black ones. That said, i also cannot see the need for these on our cars. A 200 mph track car, yes. Ours, i think not.
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One of the problems I can see is that they are silver in color. When I put my spacers on the rear they came with silver lugs. I cannot tell you how (IMHO) bad they look compared to the black ones. That said, I also cannot see the need for these on our cars. A 200 MPH track car, yes. Ours, I think not.
Not sure who manufactures your spacers but H&R uses black extended lug nuts. My H&R spacers came with black lugs. If it's a big deal for you, you might be able to procure some lugs from them.

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Old 01-07-2013, 01:53 PM
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Not sure who manufactures your spacers but H&R uses black extended lug nuts. My H&R spacers came with black lugs. If it's a big deal for you, you might be able to procure some lugs from them.

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Thank you

OH MAN you read my mind...I was just looking at those disgusting rusty lugs today and i was thinking WOW nice rims ..horrible lugs !!
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:33 PM
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When I bought a set of Fiske wheels for my Porsche, I ordered chrome plated lugs. They match the machined aluminum wheels very well.
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Thank you..helps alot
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