Supposedly they are more durable and less prone to swelling. A few weeks ago I replaced all my lug nuts because many were swollen. Some took 21mm, 22mm, etc and wouldn't be able to change a flat with the wrench provided by Toyota. I replaced with the ones my Toyota dealer provided and not sure where they were made.Do the Japanese lug nuts look different?
No, not to me. The difference in looks was more because the new ones are nice and shiny. A few months ago I spot checked a few of the nuts with the factory lug wrench. Some were swollen enough that it was really difficult to get the wrench on them. I plan to go through the old ones and pick out the best ones to keep as spares.Do the Japanese lug nuts look different?
Swelling lug nuts is new to me, never thought that could happen. What would cause them to swell? Heat and stress?
Thanks Mike, it is 6'6 x 8'2 Nothing special to mount, I mounted the brackets to the roof rack cross bars, I bought off Ebay link here. Car Tent Awning Rooftop SUV Truck Camping Travel Shelter Outdoor Sunshade Canopy | eBay
Paul, I was going to go 8' but I am leaving mine on full time , I was thinking there would not be enough support for 8 foot unless you screwed mounting brackets to the roof.I wanna know too!
However I want mine to cover as far forward as the front tire , less in the rear but definitely covering the sliding door and the reason for this is to cover the window a/c unit that I plan putting on the front passenger window , just in case it rains. Mine will have to be disassembled and carried in the car, the downside I suppose.