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Lugnuts for Toyota OEM wheels ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 3X4X4, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. Sep 22, 2018 at 8:57 AM
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    3X4X4

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    What lugnuts are needed for a TRD O/R with the OEM wheels. Mine are ruined it seems due to overzealous mechanics and no longer fit my wrench.

    So I order a McGard set that claimed to fit Tacoma and I get this:

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    Does not look compatible to me?

    Do Toyota wheels require special lugnuts?
     
  2. Sep 22, 2018 at 9:15 AM
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    Any autozone will have the OEM lugs in stock. I had rounded one on accident and had to replace it.

    Those ones you ordered don’t look like they will work.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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    T4RFTMFW

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    They’re not special, they just need shoulders for OEM wheels (like the OEM nut in your pic).

    Fits Tacoma just means they’ll thread on correctly to the wheel stud. Different wheels use different types of lug nuts, most aftermarket wheels use the bottom type of nut.

    You can find colored replacements for OEM wheels if you want that type of thing, just make sure they’re the correct type.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2018 at 9:43 AM
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    I got a few replacements for my Corolla at O'Reilly. They are similar and they have a pretty good variety. Just take an old one with you.

    Some of the old ones have a thin steel wrap on the head. When the nut rusts underneath it, the casing swells up making it difficult to get the correct socket to work. I've had to replace a few on my wife's van too.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2018 at 10:39 AM
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    How many do you need. I think I have some around somewhere I can send you if you cover shipping.
     
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    The top one is a shank style lug nut for Toyota alloy wheels. The bottom is an acorn cone seat lug nut that is pretty generic for steel wheels. If you have OEM alloy wheels you need the top one for sure and they aren't cheap if get them from the dealer. There are aftermarket ones like mentioned, though.

    You notice the OEM shanks have a taper at the bottom so they work with steel spare wheels but on OEM alloy wheels shouldered shank part is what is actually centering and holding the wheel.

    I'm not sure McGard makes OEM style shank lug nut for Toyota. AFAIK you could use those McGard lug nuts on OEM steel wheels, though.
     
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    I have a whole set from a 2010 sport wheels . If you need some
     
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  10. Sep 22, 2018 at 8:01 PM
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    3X4X4

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    Thanks guys, appreciated. I guess I forgot that OEM wheels use those weird lug nuts.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    Mines a 5 lug. Went with Genuine Toyota lugs for $2.75 a pop-$55 OTD. The Gorillas are $19 for 4 lugs. They ended up being $95.

    When the OEMs wear out, I'll just replace them again if I keep the vehicle that long.
     

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