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Lug nut problems...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by txbartman, Nov 14, 2001.

  1. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

    Jun 1, 2001
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    Plano, TX
    I just got some of those billet wheel spacers to make my front and rear tracks match. Only benefit I got from the narrowed rear was tighter turning radius. Well, now that I am locked in the front, I have no turning radius!

    Anyway, my original studs were 7/16". The studs on the adapter are 1/2". The acorn lug nuts that came with the adapter are 3/4" outer dimension. I cannot get my 4-way or even my Craftsman 3/4" socket around these and still clear my wheels. What should I do? Should I try to find a thinner socket? Or should I get lug nuts with smaller outer dimension?

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  2. sosamantx

    sosamantx 1/2 ton status

    Aug 14, 2000
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    somewhere in Texas
    I'd probably change the lugs. It may be more expensive, but having a thinner socket (with hardly any meat to it), may break when you least expect it??

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