Oh what a nightmare I had on Saturday when I decided to change my winter wheels to my summer ones... just then I realized the OEM jaguar lug nuts are just a steel nut covered with a chrome jacket... when that jacket gets loose... good luck removing the nut, as the cover keeps spinning.
Two hours later I had to break the chrome cover with a chisel and strip it off to reveal the steel nut which goes down from 3/4 to 11/16! And let's not talk about the damage on the rims...
What a stupid design! and they are $20++ EACH ONE! And there are 20 nuts in total!
Now I have a hard time finding a replacement without the chrome covers... there's NO WAY I'm going to use these lug nuts anymore... can you imagine getting a flat on the hwy!!! Ridiculous!
I found some nuts for a better price that are all chrome... but I'm wondering how chrome would react with the steel bolts once the wheel is mounted.
Anyone has any experience using 100% chrome lug nuts? Any other suggestions on replacing these lug nuts?
2006 X-Type Sport
I have used the chrome (Acorn) lug nuts before with no problem. There will not be a reaction between the chrome and the carbon steel studs (which are hardened.) Do not use any type of lubricant on a lug nut as this will allow over torque. If it is a long time between removal and the lubricant disolves it is very hard to remove the nut with the basic trunk tools.
Thank you so much for your post, this is great information.