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1st gen 1997 tacoma lug nuts

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoma fire, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. May 21, 2020 at 8:08 PM
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    Cause the washer just floats in there. The lug nut doesn’t really push it back
     
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  2. May 21, 2020 at 8:18 PM
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    Pretty sure the washer is to increase the clamping surface of the lug to the wheel. Meaning it's not supposed to move after the lug is torqued down.
     
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  3. May 21, 2020 at 8:20 PM
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    Well im concerned because mine are loose but the lugnut is tight on there.
     
  4. May 21, 2020 at 8:23 PM
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    Correct nut for wheel? Studs too long?

    Wheels for that type nut have a flat surface that the washer fits in.

    Wheels with tapered holes uses a tapered lugnut.

    Are you using stock lugs with some aftermarket wheel per chance?

    Wheel spacers with extended studs?
     
  5. May 21, 2020 at 8:24 PM
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    No there stock wheels I had acorn on them before and someone told me they weren’t suppose to be acorn so I got the correct lugnut.
     
  6. May 21, 2020 at 8:27 PM
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    That means your studs are too long for the lug nuts/wheel combo you are using.
     
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  7. May 21, 2020 at 8:36 PM
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    That or the wheel was fucked because it was ran with acorn lugs like what happened on my camry

    The taper deformed the flat seat the washer is supposed to seat on
     
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    Unless someone told you incorrectly.

    Pic of wheel with one of the nuts off so the lug seat shows would be helpful
     
  9. May 21, 2020 at 9:07 PM
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    i took one off and basically the lug nug cant get further in because of the acorns damage. its mushroomed in a sense.
     
  10. May 21, 2020 at 9:12 PM
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    If the wheel is made for a flat bottomed/washered nut then the nuts you bought are too short and you are bottomed out.

    Or you have studs that are too long for some reason. Wheel spacers per chance?

    You have a dangerous situation from what you describe. Needing correction before driving again.
     
  11. May 21, 2020 at 9:15 PM
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    I think its because of the acorn lugs they mushroomed the beginning of the hole so.
     
  12. May 21, 2020 at 9:18 PM
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    No clue what you are trying to say.

    All I know is you seem to have a situation that is dangerous to you and others that needs immediate attention by installing the correct parts.

    Good luck.
     
  13. May 22, 2020 at 12:54 AM
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    Just be glad I hope you don`t see winter chemicals down there.

    Some of the After market Lug nuts the chrome is so thin after one winter it is mostly gone .

    I venture all my lug nuts look far worse then yours then the way they look does not matter .
     
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  14. May 22, 2020 at 2:31 AM
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    OEM lug nuts are made in Japan & very high quality, $6.00 each from several Toyota dealers online. The others are cheap $hit ..... "if you have a ten dollar head, you buy a ten dollar helmet"
     
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    Im fairly certain every toyota with an alloy wheel uses the same style lug
     
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