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Long lug nuts? Is there a special type for alloy wheels?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pookster, May 2, 2003.

  1. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    So I got this set of American Racing wheels, but it seems it needs to get the nut in really deep (a lot of material around the side). So deep infact, that I cant use my impact socket to even fit in the hole.

    Anyone know if they make long nuts? If so, where can I get it?
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    You can get the long ones at about any parts store. They're about 2 inches long. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif Just be sure to get the right style. Some alloy wheels require a special lug nut that has a long shoulder that fits inside the hole for the stud on the wheel. Most newer ones have a steel insert so that they can take a standard tapered lug nut.

    You can check out all the different styles at www.mcgard.com
     
  3. 70~K5

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    there are 3 bassic types of lug nuts. 1. tappered seat, 2. conical seat, 3. mag type of which there are 2 common sizes depending on the shank size. All of these are aviable in a short or long length nut.
     

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