I ran into a problem that I didn't know existed. The bores for the lug nuts in my new Method Racing 105's are too small for a socket to fit in.

How do you tighten that?

While searching for a thin wall socket (which I learned is a thing), I discovered "spline drive" lug nuts designed for "aftermarket wheels that require slim lug nuts"!? Say what? This is so common that we had to re-invent the lug nut? Anyways, I ordered a set and an extra key (because now I have to make sure I always have the stupid key). They work like a charm but I'm still let down that the wheels don't accept a standard socket.

Standard nut verses Spline Drive
Spline Drive Key

Really there is no excuse for Method to manufacture the wheels like this. If they're going to portray their product as "Race Wheels" surely you'd expect the use of an impact socket to remove and tighten the lug nuts, but that is not the case. You can't fit a standard socket much less a beefier impact socket.

Day one!

However I hit a snag early on, the driveshaft I got from Adams Driveshaft is considerably longer than the length I ordered. It's about 2" too long by my estimation. I ordered 43 5/8" and what I got will run about 45-45 1/2".

That's not 43 5/8"