1. Konkapot

    Konkapot Bobtail Member

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    I've seen trucks here and there with lugnut or lugnut covers on the drive wheels that are basically sharpened spikes.

    Purpose?
     
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  3. F4T6UY

    F4T6UY Light Load Member

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    Just another place to add some personal bling. That, and the spikes produce a vortex above 65mph that flexes the sidewall by 7-9% giving the steer tires 12-16% more tread life.

    That last part, I’m almost 83% sure that I made it up. But that first part is 100% fact.
     
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  4. Konkapot

    Konkapot Bobtail Member

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    I figured as much. I am 99.9% sure it reminds me of the Mad Max/Road Warrior movies. Always gives me the heebie jeebies.
     
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  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    U will also find then at some shippers that have a super tight in bound scale.. all the spiked lugnut covers are sitting in a pile at the end of the scale...
     
  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Shows where their state of mind is. They're just plastic covers.
     
  7. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    It's like driving an '07 International. You do it because it's cool.
     
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  8. Roadgeek395

    Roadgeek395 Light Load Member

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    I had them on my truck at one time, my boss put them on. I don't recommend them. One time I had a motorcycle pass between me and another truck and he brushed up against the spikes and snapped half of them off.
    I took them off and replaced them with generic lug nut covers
     
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