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Sport wheel lug nuts

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by p411mtaco, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Apr 13, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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    p411mtaco

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    Just swapped out my 16” steel wheels and tires on my 2015 Tacoma for a set of 17” Sport wheels from a 2017 Tacoma. Getting an alignment and tire shop says steel wheel lugs are not the correct lug nuts for the sport wheels. Any ideas on where to get the correct lug nuts as well as torque specs?
     
  2. Apr 13, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    Yes that’s correct and absolutely not correct nuts for that wheel. eBay and Amazon all day long along with local parts stores.
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    p411mtaco

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    Thank you. Do you know the size for the correct lug nuts?
     
  4. Apr 13, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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    You're lucky the wheels didn't fall off.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2019 at 2:06 PM
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    p411mtaco

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    I am just swapping wheels now. Same amount of thread coverage. Said ok to drive til I swap lugs tomorrow
     
  6. Apr 13, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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    I also switched out my steelies for some 3rd gen trd rims and you’re correct you need different lugs.

    These are the kind you need.
    24 Pc Toyota Tacoma Tundra Fj Cruiser Oem Mag Seat Lug Nuts 12x1.5 Chrome 1.45" Tall https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I5SDIAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_odLSCbRQK6VTC

    Edit: I just realized that link on Amazon says they aren’t available anymore. Anyway here is a link to the part on the Toyota parts website.

    https://parts.toyota.com/p/Toyota__/NUT---HUB-FOR-AXLE/62981552/9008494002.html
     
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  7. Apr 13, 2019 at 2:26 PM
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    :eek: The tire shop told you it was OK to run tapered seat lug nuts on a mag lug nut style wheel? You better find out who their liability insurance company is.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2019 at 3:40 PM
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    b_r_o

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    @Muddinfun 's right.

    You can use shank style (square with a washer) nuts on a steel rim, but you cannot safely use tapered nuts on a alloy rim.

    The tapered edge will fuck up the aluminum and mush it around.

    Put the different wheels side by side, look at the surface where the lug-nut seats, look closely at both types of lug-nuts and you'll see..
     
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    Steel wheels are tapered where the lug nuts go to get a snug fit, aluminum Toyota wheels have a wide hole for a shanked lug nut. Do not use the wrong lug nuts with these wheels, impossible to torque down correctly. The lugs will chew through the aluminum when trying to torque even to the 76-89 foot pounds it calls for.
     
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  10. Apr 14, 2019 at 3:25 AM
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    Just put these on my stock TRD 16" alloys. Stock lugs were all messed up as they were steel with chrome caps. New are black and look great even with the silver alloys at $23.99 next day. All the auto stores sell them at slightly higher prices - if 4x4 remember to get 24 set not a 20 set. Most list as 13/16" but in reality are 21mm so stock size tools work. I use a deep 21mm socket 6 sided.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079PNRKK1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    SCITOO 24PCS Black Lug Nuts for 13/16" Drive Close End, 1.45" Tall, 12x1.5 Thread, Fits for Toyota 4Runner/ Avalon/Avanza/Camry/Celica/Corolla/FJ Cruiser/Highlander/Land Cruiser/Matrix 1997-2016
     
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    Are these from Amazon anodized or painted lug nuts?
     
  12. Apr 14, 2019 at 2:38 PM
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    Thanks guys. All set. No damage and got correct lug nuts
     
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  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:44 AM
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    Having a hell of a time with keeping the TPMS light off now
     
  14. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    Where did the TPMS sensors come from and who programmed your truck to recognize them?
     
  15. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:48 AM
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    Came off a 17. Did the relearn steps. Came back on today
     
  16. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    3rd gen sensors won't work with a 2nd gen truck. Also, even when you get new to you sensors, somebody has to program your truck by plugging into the OBD2 connector.
     
  17. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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    Ugggghhh
     
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