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Lug Nuts

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by harmonius15, May 11, 2009.

  1. May 11, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    harmonius15

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    So I just got American Racing Mojaves for the 09. I have a slight problem, the stock lug nuts are too wide to fit on the mojaves. The guy I have mounting them said i need ones that have a smaller diameter. So I go ahead and order ones from summit racing that will fit. My guy then calls saying that he doesn't think it is safe to mount the mojaves on the truck because he is having to use lug nuts that are not as strong. His point being the stock lug nuts are bigger for a reason, to keep the wheel on better. I was wondering is this true? Are the new lug nuts really less safe. I haven't heard of anyone on hear actually having a problem with their mojaves because of lug nuts. Unfortunately 4 brand new rims are still sitting waiting to be put on.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Here are the ones I ordered

    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=GOR-21133BC&N=700+0&autoview=sku
     
  2. May 11, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Im useing a smaller diameter lug nut on my wheels, and they havent fallen off yet.
     
  3. May 11, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    go to wheelersoffroad.com and get some of his black acorn lugs for the tacos. work like a charm
     
  4. May 11, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    Im sure they will work, but are they less safe like this guy is telling me or is he wrong?
     
  5. May 11, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    chris4x4

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    As long as they are for an Aluminum wheel, you should be fine. Its not recomended to use lugs intended for steel wheels on aluminum ones.
     
  6. May 11, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    I'm glad i read this! Does it work the other way as well (shouldn't use lugs for alloys with steelies)? When I put on the FJ rims with the FJ lugs, should I used different lugs when I put my steelies on for some offroading?
     
  7. May 11, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Yes.
     
  8. Aug 6, 2009 at 5:27 PM
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    hey, i know this is an old post but I just bought some pro comp 7089 wheel and trying to decide what to buy for lugs. i almost ordered the black acorn gorillas off of wheelers offroad for $30 but havent figured out what to do. do the wheels have vibration at all with those lugs? or should i buy the spline e/t ones with the spline socket for more thread ? thanks, let me know.....
     
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