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I couldn't justify spending $150 on black lugs from Honda, and could not find appropriate aftermarket (didn't want to decrease to 19mm drive size). So I settled on these covers: US $1.91 40% OFF|NS Modify 20pcs 22mm Auto Hub Screw Cover Wheel Nut Bolt Cover Cap Protective Bolt Caps Wheel Nut Bolt Head Cover Cap For Buick|Nuts & Bolts| - AliExpress

On for 2 weeks so far, and no problems.

Initially, I didn't like the silver "ring" around each lugnut from the steel inserts in the rim, so I used a little brake caliper paint and filled it in so all black. Sorry for dirty picture.
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@stevenD - It seems easy to get black lugs for aftermarket wheels, most run 60 degree taper. The issue seems to be that Honda choose ball-seat for their wheels and the aftermarket companies don't seem to make black lugs for them. I only saw chrome ones in the catalog on page 15.
 

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Those look great!

When I bought my new wheels and tires, the shop included all new locking lug nuts, yes everyone one of them is a (external) lock and they came with a socket. They gotta be cheaper than the Honda ones and are available in Black
Actually, those are not locking lug nuts . . . they are simply external spline drive lug nuts, which use external splines vs common hex shape. Perhaps keeps the novice thief away, but if your wheels/tires are interesting enough to the thief, those nuts can be easily removed without the spline-drive 'socket.' Only requires common 6-point socket to fit over end of nut; does not even need to be a deep socket, because spline drive lugs are six-point, just like sockets.

This is a 'real' locking lugnut, with smooth exterior and embossed indent that requires matching key, such as this McGard lock:
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Smooth exterior makes it much more difficult to defeat, and with 250 or so embossed key designs unlikely that thief has the exact same one.


On the other hand, spline drive lugnuts have exterior 6-point embossing pattern, same as common sockets. Shown below is Gorilla brand spline drive, but I think all spline drive lugnuts are 6-point like this one.
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Easy enough to find the proper 6-point sockets that fit snugly against those same splines, making removal easy. Doesn't even need to be a deep socket . . .
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If the spline drive was 5-point, or 7-point, it would be more difficult to over-ride the 'key' socket with a common socket.
But as is, they do give vehicle owner a sense of security . . . :unsure:


It seems easy to get black lugs for aftermarket wheels, most run 60 degree taper. The issue seems to be that Honda choose ball-seat for their wheels and the aftermarket companies don't seem to make black lugs for them. I only saw chrome ones in the catalog on page 15.
You are correct . . . Honda OEM wheels use ball-seat lugnuts:
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Black Lugnuts in M14x1.5 with ball seat construction do command higher prices :(
 

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I couldn't justify spending $150 on black lugs from Honda, and could not find appropriate aftermarket (didn't want to decrease to 19mm drive size). So I settled on these covers: US $1.91 40% OFF|NS Modify 20pcs 22mm Auto Hub Screw Cover Wheel Nut Bolt Cover Cap Protective Bolt Caps Wheel Nut Bolt Head Cover Cap For Buick|Nuts & Bolts| - AliExpress

On for 2 weeks so far, and no problems.

Initially, I didn't like the silver "ring" around each lugnut from the steel inserts in the rim, so I used a little brake caliper paint and filled it in so all black. Sorry for dirty picture. View attachment 6824
Curious, what did you use to black out the H on the center cap?
 

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For fun google removing round locking lug nut without The tool....all ya gotta do is tap a socket on. Works well!
 
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