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need new lug nuts? switching to factory 16 aluminum wheels

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by mike.colangelo, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Sep 5, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    Hello,
    Sorry if this question was answered previously someplace. I bought used factory 16" wheels off ebay to replace my steel wheels on my 2011 base tacoma 4x4. I plan on getting some snow tires for these and run them in the winter and keep my original steel wheels and tires for the summer.

    Do I need new (different) lug nuts for the aluminum wheels? If I dont run TPMS sensors, will it case a problem other than the annoying light that will come on?

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Sep 5, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    Yes you will need shank and washer style lug nuts for the alloy wheels.
     
  3. Sep 5, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    Thanks, does anyone have a set they want to sell? i can imagine they arent cheap
     
  4. Sep 5, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    $8 a piece? ouch! I think ill sell the wheels before I pay almost $200 for lug nuts! Thats crazy! Guess I'll look for some take off steel wheels.....
     
  5. Sep 5, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    Thanks, just bought em! That was easy!
     
  9. Sep 5, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    Not a problem.
     
  10. Sep 5, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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    check your local tire shop, they might have some to give you...
     
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