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Lug Nut Covers


Lug nut covers are a simple screw-on cap that adds a finishing touch to your GM lug nuts.

Starting in the 80s, GM lug nuts were a brass and zinc mix with large threads on the outside which black lug nut covers were threaded onto in order to cover the ugly GM lug nuts. Without these plastic lug nut covers, the ugly GM lug nuts were visible, which detracted from the aesthetic appearance of your ride. These lug nut caps come in two main types: either chrome or black.

Black Lug Nut Cap
7/16" GM Lug Nut
12mm x 1.50 GM Lug Nut
12mm x 1.50 GM Lug Nut
Black Lug Nut Cap
7/16" GM Lug Nut
GM Lug Nuts - Large
GM Lug Nuts - Large
GM Lug Nuts - Large


This setup of threaded lug nuts and black plastic lug nut covers was common on J-body, A-body, and X-body cars and are still used on GM cars and trucks today. Imagine buying a set of Rallye style wheels for that cherry 90s Trans Am or Camaro and not having the plastic lug nut covers to hide the ugly wheel studs and acorn style lug nuts. This wasn’t as much of a problem if you bought chromed lug nuts that were capped at the end to hide the wheel stud.

When service personnel didn’t properly tighten the lug nut covers, they could fall off while driving the car. If they tightened the threaded plastic lug nut covers too much, the covers could crack, or the threads in the plastic covers could strip out, causing the covers to fall off while driving.

We’ve got a variety of plastic lug nut covers as well as new externally threaded lug nuts. You can choose between black or chrome plastic lug nut covers to make your car look even better. We carry a full line of the lug nuts and covers from Gorilla and Excalibur, some of the best manufacturers in the industry.

Also, don’t forget that lug nut covers came on many Chevy and GMC trucks as I mentioned above. Most covers that came on these trucks were chromed and you’ll find all of the available sizes and styles that were in use on light, medium, and heavy-duty Chevy and GMC trucks right here.

A common story that we hear is that a new or unaware service technician ruined one of these lug nut covers by hitting them with an impact gun while servicing the vehicle. And, in an effort to cover their backsides with their bosses, not mention what they did, leaving finding new lug nut covers and replacing the lost or broken ones, up to you. It’s sad, but it happens and if it happens to you, we are here to help.

With the typically larger sizes of truck wheels, especially in the medium and heavy-duty trucks lines, missing lug nut covers can be even more noticeable than in cars and light trucks. This is especially true if the covers are highly polished chrome plastic and the lug nuts and studs underneath are dull and worn. Missing covers stand out even more when highly polished chrome wheels are in use.

Buy a couple spares of both lug nuts and covers for “just in case” and you’ll never be without. We carry a full lineup up SAE and metric lug nuts and covers.