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So I just washed my gen 1 2014 volt an noticed the wheel last touched by a tire center one lug nut without its cover. Are the lug nuts solid or they have covers than can fall or crack off?
 

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They have metal caps that are part of the lug nut. The cap is not replaceable, you have to get a new lug nut.
 

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They have metal caps that are part of the lug nut. The cap is not replaceable, you have to get a new lug nut.
Yes, and rust can get between the cap and nut and distort the cap. Replacements are ridiculously expensive. If I had to do it again I'd look for decent looking solid wheelnuts on the aftermarket.
 

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Yes amazon has a few suppliers that are cheap and hopefully dont reflect the quality fo the lug nut replacement after market...in black too.
 

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I've never cared for the 2 piece lug nut that GM has been using for years. They always come apart and one of mine was missing a cap when I purchase my used Gen1 Volt last year. I replaced all the lugs with 20 Pc Set Spline Tuner Lug Nuts 12x1.5 with the socket. You can get a set for $19.99 shipped on Ebay and they're high quality. Plus all your lugs will be more theft proof than the standard hex lugs.
 

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I'm sure a trip the junk yard might reveal other compatible nuts...so does a wrench and a trip to the car dealership or any parking lot, but I'm not condoning theft.
 

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I've never cared for the 2 piece lug nut that GM has been using for years. They always come apart and one of mine was missing a cap when I purchase my used Gen1 Volt last year. I replaced all the lugs with 20 Pc Set Spline Tuner Lug Nuts 12x1.5 with the socket. You can get a set for $19.99 shipped on Ebay and they're high quality. Plus all your lugs will be more theft proof than the standard hex lugs.
I wish I'd known. GM Canada charged me $11.00 each to replace mine. I had stupidly assumed they would be cheap and told them to change them all. Five or six of them were bad enough to not fit the socket.
 

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Just checked and I'm missing 4 caps now - all disappeared in the last year.
These nuts are garbage. I'm going to start looking for aftermarket replacements come winter swap time.
Not paying $11 each for the privilege of having to replace them every 3 years as they corrode and the caps come off.
 

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Impact wrenches don't help the nuts, either.
 

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Just checked and I'm missing 4 caps now - all disappeared in the last year.
These nuts are garbage. I'm going to start looking for aftermarket replacements come winter swap time.
Not paying $11 each for the privilege of having to replace them every 3 years as they corrode and the caps come off.
I've never lost a cap. On the other hand, I've also never let those grease monkey mechanics put an impact wrench on my car if I can avoid it. I've done all my tire work by bringing in my wheels and putting them on and taking them off the car myself.
 

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The ones I saw were not due to impact damage - corrosion around the base and the cap split them apart.
They were all in place when I last left the shop and when I (did it myself) changed my winters back to all seasons this spring.
 
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