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ok, im lost, help explain this...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 96chevysfa, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. 96chevysfa

    96chevysfa 1/2 ton status

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    sooo... i got my ORD crossover steering kit for my dana 60, but i had the arm modified for my knuckles since i retapped the studs for the arm to 9/16". so the arm fit fine, do now im about to install it and i test the bolts, on my truck i use the chrome lug nuts that i got from a tire shop, but i still had the old accorn nuts from when i first got the axles. both are the same thread, but on my 9/16" studs, only the chrome ones will thread, the accorns will thread at first, then it gets really really tight, and they arent stripping either, threads are all good. both lugnuts however fit on the axle, how does this happen?
     
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    Is one fine thread and the other course thread?

    Kris
     
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    96chevysfa 1/2 ton status

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    their both the same thread, both lug nuts thread to the hub, but only the chrom one threads to the knuckle. the studs were 9/16" fine, same as the lug nuts,... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Is this more than one acorn nut like the whole set? Good luck to ya in the future.

    Allan
     
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    they are all the same nuts, from my old axle, heres another pickle, the old nuts that were on the studs are not being used right now, but thread onto the hub, but no longer the knuckle studs. could the 9/16" lug nuts used change the thread just enough to make the other ones hard to put on? i tried to force the other ones on but it gopt really hard and i did not want to stripe the studs, so i removed them and there was no sign of stripping. i dont get it!!!!
     
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    I'm lost bro, your trying to thread your lug nuts onto the studs for your steering arm? Am I getting this??
     
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    I can relate to wat your saying. I had regular (not chrome) nuts on my rear and they were SUPER hard to get on and off, even hard for the impact, but the chrome ones go on no prob. Dont know why that is though.
     
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    yes, because the studs on the knuckles were retapped to 9/16" same as my lug nuts, and the ateering arm was setup to use stock lug nuts, and i wanted to use the regular accorn lug nuts on the arm, but they did not thread, however the chrome lug nuts with the same thread that i use on my wheels did thread.
     
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    Different thread pitch maybe?
     
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    but they all thread onto the hubs for the wheels.
     
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    Threads are marred, maybe chase them with a die?
     
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    im about to install it and i test the bolts, on my truck i use the chrome lug nuts that i got from a tire shop, but i still had the old accorn nuts from when i first got the axles.

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    Very common for the old lug nuts to have stretched threads, they go on and off really hard. New lug nuts work well until they get worn. For some reason this seems to happen to the 9/16 X 18 lug nuts more often than other sizes. I just bought all new lug nuts for mine cause I was tired of fighting with the old ones. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    but why do they work great on the wheels, i can thread them all the way by hand...
     
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    Sorry, dont understand what you are doing /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif I just know that the 9/16 X 18 nuts dont last well without stretching the threads.
     
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    Working in a tire shop I had this problem a lot. It seems that the chrome lugs are made with a loose fine thread pitch to allow for the chroming proces. What you describe is a regular issue for me when chaging out lugnuts. Don't worry just use the chrome ones, post up pics, and I will call you a poser (all in goood fun)
     

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