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No, I don't lube the lugs. What do you use? just a silicon spray or lithium grease or something?

i don't use an impact or a torque to put them on. Just doing it by hand until it feels right, but don't he-man it. They always break when taking the lugs off, not putting them on. I always assumed it due to all the pressure on the lugs while cornering at the track.

waltezee - thx, I didn't know ARP made wheel studs. They're stuff is quality, so one down :) We're a 20m x 1.5, right? Via summit, I see Moroso, Wilwood and Moser also make some. Probably can't go wrong with any of those.

Any comments on the spacers? I know Touge Factory can hook me up with a set of new rings.. they actually have a custom set made for this wheel on the Evo X. but I've heard the Kicks and Echiban spacers might get around the ring wear issues. Anyone running spacers without rings on an NT03+M?
Two mistakes right there buddy. I use the white lithium grease from advance auto parts and also torque using a torque wrench with aluminum lugs on stock studs. Never broke even one (knock on wood).
 

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once i think about it, I'm pretty sure the stud ALWAYS breaks on the front passenger wheel. It's definitely always in the front. And I always replace it with a Dorman stud. I'm starting to suspect that Dorman studs suck and I keep breaking the same one.

What do you torque them to? The techs at the track always check for 60lbs iirc, but I've heard guys suggest doing at least 80lbs. Thats a pretty big window, hence why I never really bothered with a wrench. Pretty sure I can guesstimate to hit a 20lb window.
My 5Zigen aluminum lugs have an 80 ft-lbs limit. I torque them to 70 at the track. and do check them once every 2 sessions.
 

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If you're swapping wheels several times a month, I don't think you need to worry about oxidation. Also, if they are aluminum, I doubt you will see much oxidation issues.
 

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I don't think 3 months is long enough honestly. It would take a lot more time and a lot more exposure for something to rust-seize. Not to mention Deraj is in a coastal state, so a corrosive environment is abound all year round. If he hasn't had issues with it, I doubt you will. I will be your guinea pig to try the rings if you want.
 

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My plastic rings I bought a MachV are just fine. Don't remember the brand though.
 

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1 PC Girodisc Rotors, ST43 pads. I also have those little brake cooling air guide thingies from the factory.
 
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