Spline type lug nuts

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I recently purchased new rims for my 3/4 ton Chev. They are 17 inch x 8 inch. The stock lug nuts which have a course thread on top and are quite thick would not work and we had to go to spline type lug nuts. No problem there, but the lug nuts came with a special socket with the warning to not use an impact wrench on it. Also, there is a plastic cap that has two screws that use an allen wrench to tighten the screws. I have no problem with a plastic cap, as the stock rims also had a cap, but these screws are pretty delicate and I'm not sure I would trust a shop to put them on without stripping them. Since the wheel has eight lug nuts torqued to 140 ft lbs, I find it a pain to not use an impact wrench on them. I change the tires to winters in the fall and change back in the spring. Do any of you with spline lug nuts use an impact wrench on splines? Thanks.

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