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Old 05-06-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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Different Lugnuts???

I have an '01 Tacoma 4 X 4 that came with stock steel rims. I finally found a nice set of aluminum alloys for a great price, but now I'm hearing that I need different lug nuts. Toyota wants $7 each which comes to $168. I put the wheels on with the original lugs, and I noticed that they are tapered on the bottom. The steel rims have tapered holes to match the lugs. On the alloys, there is no taper, and it looks like like they take a flat bottomed lug (no taper).

My question is, is it acceptable and safe to use the old lugs or not? Conceivably, I guess the tapered lugs could 'dig' into the aluminum alloys a bit, but that seems kind of far-fetched. Can anyone help me with this??

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Old 05-06-2010, 03:27 PM   #2
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You need lug nuts for alloys. I bought a pile of them at Les Schwab for $.99 each. Chrome. That was about a year ago. Don't buy something like that from the dealer.
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:35 PM   #3
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Yeah, I found an earlier post that gave a good explanation of the whole thing, I'm gonna look on ebay.

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Old 05-06-2010, 03:46 PM   #4
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Yeah I dont know if this will help but I bought all black tuner lug nuts after I got my new wheels a while ago and for 24 lug nuts, it was like $27 with shipping.
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Found a set of new OEM lugs for $35.
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