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Lug nuts for spare steel wheel

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TRD2010SpeedwayBlue, Jul 1, 2023.

  1. Jul 1, 2023 at 8:02 PM
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    TRD2010SpeedwayBlue

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    Purchasing an oem 17 inch steel wheel from a 5th gen 4 runner off market place for my 2010 trd off road to have as a spare incase i ever need it.

    Would the factory lug nuts that came with the trd off road wheels work with the spare?
    I currently have trd 4 runner pro wheels and wasn’t sure if the lug nuts i currently have could be used with the steelie or if i need to find the factory lugs that came off the truck before i switched wheels/ get a new set to keep.
    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2023 at 8:47 AM
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    If you the Toyota mag seat lugs they will work with the steel wheels. Most of the aftermarket mag seat lugs also work with the steel wheel. Pop off one lug and post a pic.
     
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    Yup, they are tapered and intended for temporary use on steel rims.
     
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    Temporary being the key word. Steel wheels require an 'acorn' or conical style lug nut that has a much deeper taper than a lug nut designed for alloy or mag style wheels. Top photo is conical lug nut. Bottom is mag style lug nut. Notice the shallow taper and flat seat on mag style.
    conical lug.jpg
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    Thanks! I am thinking about picking up 4 steelies for my 2015.

    The one question I am struggling to definitively answer is the lug nuts. If I understand you post, the conical style shown in the top photo would be the recommendation to use with the spare steelies as a long term solution.

    Is there a specific conical lug nut that is known to work on the Tacoma? Looking for input.
     
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    SR Tacomas come with steel rims and Toyota does sell them. But any wheel shop will have them in stock as well.

    You 100% don't need new lugs.

    Modern Tacoma does not use alloy spare rim, they are all steel. The 2nd gen was an anomaly.

    Probably 90% of toyotas use steel spares and intend the alloy acorns to be used on the spare. The rest use alloy spares now or no spare.
     
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    Thanks!! It does make sense that the lugs for my alloys would work with the spare steel rim for an extended period. I think I'll just roll with them.

    Now I just need to finalize the decision to buy the steelies and move forward.
     
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    The terms 'acorn' and conical are interchangeable. They are lug nuts designed with a 60 degree taper and are used with steel wheels.
    The lug nuts that are used with Tacomas equipped with alloy wheels use a different style lug nut. They have a flat mounting seat and shallow taper tip that can be used temporarily on a steel wheel. *Check your owners manual. For temporary use only* This is because as previously mention, almost all Tacomas equipped with alloy wheels come with a steel wheel spare.
    I don't know what kind of wheels you currently have, but yes you will need conical lug nuts with steel wheels and not the style that Toyota uses with their alloys. And AFAIK, there isn't a Tacoma specific conical lug nut.
     
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    Do yourself a favor. Get a steel wheel. Then get a conical lug nut and a mag/alloy style lug nut and you will see the difference. Then decide.
     
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    I've used McGard 64002. They'll outlast your truck lol. https://www.amazon.com/McGard-64002-Chrome-Style-Thread/dp/B000HNL86A

    They use the same 21mm socket as your factory shank-style lugnuts.
     
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    Ok, I will purchase conical lug nuts for peace of mind. Thank you!
     
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    Does anyone have a part number for the OEM part? Been searching and not finding it. What trim comes with steel wheels and lug nuts? Thanks for posting this. Does anyone know if the thread and dimension is similar with 4runner :D?
     
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