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Motorsports Wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by bdb3011, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Nov 9, 2013 at 6:47 AM
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    bdb3011

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    I recently tried to mount these 16x8 Motorsports wheels on my '10 Tacoma...

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    Didn't work! The lug nuts are too short and the wheels just barely rub my calipers. I'm pretty new to the Tacoma ownership game, so I'm looking for some advice.

    Anyone know where I can find some longer lug nuts? And will an 1/8 inch or so wheel hub spacer work? Where would one find such a beast?

    Thank you!

    Brandon
     
  2. Nov 9, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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    91 views and not a shred of advice or help?

    That's a bit disappointing...? Guess my problem must be a bit too trivial?

    Moving on....
     
  3. Nov 11, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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    What do you mean the lug nuts are too short? How many turns can you get with them? If the lug openings are oversized, you can try using ET lugs for an additional 2-3 bite of thread on the stud.

    Adding a spacer would add to your problem so maybe consider getting longer studs all around or just purchase wheels that will fit properly.
     
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  4. Nov 11, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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    Hairy Taco

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    ^^^this, and you might throw out the wheel specs so that people have info to work with.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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    The only other spec I have is that the backspace is 4.75.

    By too short, I mean you can't get even a very thin walled socket on them. The recess for the lug nuts is too deep, and too small of a diameter is seems. There are enough threads, that's not the issue, and there are enough threads for a 1/4 inch or so spacer to be used.

    ...and yeah, I was trying to buy the correct wheels, however I was given inaccurate info on what vehicle they came off of. I can always just sell them for more than I got them for if this is going to get complicated...

    Thanks for any help or ideas.
     
  6. Nov 12, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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    I see what you mean now. The lug opening is pretty narrow and you're using acorn style lugs so it's a tight fit. Your typical thin wall socket isn't slim enough. What you need are spline style lugs which are slim and narrow. This should solve your problem.

    Check out the lugs on our site for reference.

    http://www.stealthcustomseries.com/products/accessories/spline-lugs/
     
  7. Nov 12, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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    In looking around for "longer" lugs I ran across some Gorilla spline drive lug nuts. I had the same thought that you just confirmed.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/160739479285?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    I'll give it a try... with a 6.5mm spacer. Think that should do the trick without compromising durability and strength...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/271184875510?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


    I hope!


    Yeah, I know.... I shop on Ebay WAY too much!

    Thanks for the help!
     

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