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HELP!!! lug bolts to short

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by spicytaco06, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Oct 6, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    spicytaco06

    spicytaco06 [OP] Member

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    hey guys i just bought a set of 17" ATX teflon black wheels for my 06 taco but when the shop was test fitting one on they noticed that my lug bolt was to short :mad:and could only grab about three threads which is not enough in my book. however ive heard about these "spline lug nuts" wich i guess go into the wheel and get more of a bite on the threads however ive heard there unsafe from the local tire shop who sold me these wheels and they suggest buying a longer lug bolt but the downfall in that is that theres more labor involved wich is costly. just tell me what you guys think i should do i need your help because these wheels look way to good on my truck to let go thanks -nick-
     
  2. Oct 7, 2009 at 12:40 AM
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    johnecon2001

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    Get the spline lugs.. If the wheels are ment for those types of nuts, there isn't any danger involved.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    spicytaco06

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    i got the spline lugs after paying 60 dollars for these lugs at some speed shop and having a tough time finding them i immediately i went to the tire shop and once i got there i showed the guy behind the counter and then he said "oh we got those" you can imagine how frustrated i was after all that running around online searching and phone calls for nothing but its all said and done with now so im happy and the wheels look great i gotta go back in a couple days for an alignment. but thanks johnecon2001 for your answer hopefully this thread helps someone else who has this problem some day
     
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