Do I need different lug nuts for aftermarket rims?
But when replacing your original equipment (OE) wheels, it’s important to make sure you have lug nuts that fit properly. Most OE lug nuts are not designed to fit aftermarket wheels. That’s why we recommend purchasing a wheel installation kit to ensure your new wheels come with lug nuts that fit!
Do all lug nuts fit all wheels?
Remember, nearly all aftermarket wheels require aftermarket lug nuts because the stock ones just don’t fit. The more you know about lug nuts, the more secure you and your wheels will be.
Do they make aluminum lug nuts?
The aluminum lug nuts are definitely strong enough, stronger than steel in fact but not as hard. But corrosion will be a big problem. They will corrode to your studs making them very difficult to remove.
Can I use aluminum lug nuts on steel wheels?
I checked with Taskmaster and they confirmed that you can use the same lugnuts from an aluminum wheel on a steel wheel.
Will factory lug nuts on aftermarket rims?
the factory lug nuts may not work on your aftermarket rims. oem honda rims have a ring “stamped” in the hole where the lugs go. this allows the honda lugs which are flat to be used. a lot of rims will need angled lug nuts to secure the wheel to the hub.
Can I use aftermarket lug nuts on stock wheels?
Aftermarket lug nuts are made for every type of wheel available. As long as you get the proper lug nuts there is no safety issue. The problem comes when you try to use the incorrect lug nut on any type of wheel, aftermarket or OEM. As long as it’s a good quality part of the correct type than you will be fine.
How do you know what size lug nuts to get?
You can easily identify your thread size and pitch with a simple thread pitch gauge available at any hardware store, or you can simply take one of your lug nuts to your local hardware store and spin it onto the bolts they have on hand.
Can you use steel lug nuts on aluminum rims?
Most aluminum wheels these days have the same seat taper as steel wheels. It’s just the older (way older) aluminum wheels that use the shank lug nuts. The thickness of the wheel may be different as well. For steel wheels I would just use the open end tapered variety.
Should I Lube lug nuts?
But experts tell us not to use any lubricant, including anti-seize compound, on wheel studs or nuts. The tech folks at Tire Rack state: “Torque specifications are for dry threads only. The fastener threads should be free of oil, dirt, grit, corrosion, etc. It is important NOT to lubricate hardware threads or seats.
Do you need lug nuts for alloy wheels?
While many aftermarket alloy wheels are designed to use your car’s original lug nuts or bolts, others require new hardware. It may be something as critical as differences in the wheel’s lug seat design as shown below, or something as simple as shorter lug heads to allow the wheel’s center caps to fit.
What are the different types of lug nuts?
First, let’s get to know the different type of lugs nuts. The hex nut is the most common type of lug nut. It features a hex shaped head that threads onto the wheel stud to secure the wheel in place. Wheel studs are the threaded studs that stick out of the wheel hub (and if you’re a Subaru owner, you’ve probably broken many wheel studs).
Where are the lug nuts on a car?
Lug nuts are positioned onto the wheel stud on top of the wheel, with the lug’s seat directly touching the hub. In most cases, lug nuts are made out of chrome-plated steel, which offers resistance to corrosion. Tough anodized aluminum or titanium lug nuts are ideal for require lighter weight materials, such as the case with race cars.
What kind of lug nut does a Subaru use?
The hex nut is the most common type of lug nut. It features a hex shaped head that threads onto the wheel stud to secure the wheel in place. Wheel studs are the threaded studs that stick out of the wheel hub (and if you’re a Subaru owner, you’ve probably broken many wheel studs).