Are Aluminium wheel nuts ok to use?
In my book, no...
That was my first thought. There are lots around but.
Yes. The 'shear' strength of these nuts just doesn't fill me with confidence and they are susceptible to cross-threading at a lower threshold of operator error...
Yes to Tiga's no..
Electrolysis... Bronze thread paste, but grit collection...
Just to clarify, I am not getting any.
So that would be a 'no' then? =))
Better than no wheel nuts though.
Good quality ones would be fine. The bit where most of them seem to be very Chinese is what worries me the most - although you'd get a very good idea of their quality the moment you torqued the first one up (if not before).
I would expect that they'd have a finite lifespan, in terms of the number of times they go on and off.
By the time you are trimming weight by lightening wheel nuts you should be chucking them every time they come off right?
Yeah, I'll pay that! :)