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dirtbuster
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posted August 03, 2004 02:25 PM  
After reading this rule would you assume aluminum lug nuts can or cannot be used without penalty?

25. Aluminum wheels, hubs, calipers, "A" frames or spindles, or any other aluminum suspension parts, are not allowed. Plastic wheels not allowed. Calipers cannot be lightened and must be O.E.M. Rotors cannot be lightened or drilled. Rotors may be re-drilled for different bolt pattern or larger studs.

WesternAuto17
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posted August 03, 2004 02:36 PM  
It doesn't say lug nuts and lugs nuts really aren't a "suspension part" so it seems like they'd be legal.

No if everything else is steel, whether or not aluminum lug nuts make a difference one way or the other, is a subject for another post.

klw45black
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posted August 03, 2004 04:19 PM  
I think they were trying to umbrella the whole suspension system with the "any other suspension parts" statement but racers will find the gray area and to up the debate it doesn't say no aluminum shocks either. Plus I think aluminum control arm bushings are actual "suspension parts" and they wouldn't say no to those, right

ModMan43
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posted August 03, 2004 07:27 PM  
Aluminum lug nuts are not legal in imca modified class. An imca rep tried to tell me that i had them on the was going to make me replace them before i went racing.

Ego Racing
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posted August 03, 2004 08:10 PM  
We had some problem on Steel wheels and aluminum lug nuts. We don't use them unless it is on an aluminum wheel.

Drdirt
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posted August 06, 2004 10:40 PM  
At Las Vegas last november we were told to remove our aluminum lug nuts by the IMCA tech man.Said they were illegal.

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