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How much thread exposed for Alloy Wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 90YotaPU, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Sep 18, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    90YotaPU

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    Just curious how much thread the stock alloy wheels are holding on by? My stock steelies have a very thin flange so I'm holding with about 3/4" of thread. The new aftermarket alloys I bought have a 1/2" thick flange which only leaves me about 3/8" of threads to hold onto.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Sep 18, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    not sure about the threads, but get an E/T lugnut if you are worried about it.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    Stock alloy wheels use straight-shank lug nuts which extend into the lug holes. If the aftermarket alloys are conical seat, then you will need extended thread lug nuts.
     
  4. Sep 19, 2011 at 6:19 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    ^^^ This.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    Thanks guys. I appreciate the responses.
     
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