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What lug nuts do I need?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by aknickyota22, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Jan 11, 2020 at 4:19 PM
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    I just bought a set of Oem steel wheels off a 2002 Toyota Tundra with snow tires on them to put on my 2000 Tacoma. Tried putting them on but my stock alloy wheel style lug nuts won't work.

    What style lugs nuts do I need for these wheels? The holes in the wheels are tapered in slightly.

    These are the wheels:
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  2. Jan 11, 2020 at 4:30 PM
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    Technically you oem lugs will work. Your oem spare is steel and the oem lugs have the proper taper on the end. For some reason there is alot of misinformation on this out there. I think its because Toyota is the only one that did that.

    If you want something a little more stylish and acorn or acorn bulge with a 60° taper in 12x1.5 will work, open or closed. Something like this. Just make sure if you go closed the are long enough your stud does not bottom out.
    https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01MSQFIEB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_7FMgEbS3NKNRM
     
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    So the oem style that I have on my alloy wheels will work? The taper seemed the same but there was a gap between the washer on the lug and the surface of the steel wheel, so I wasn't sure if they'd tighten down all the way.
     
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    They’ll tighten down fine. But they’ll be ugly
     
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    Some of those bolt holes look oblong... could lead to a wheel off
     
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    Your oem lugs look like this?
    Yes, I'm not saying it's the best lug to use. But a 60° seat is a 60° seat.
    Now to the condition of the wheels you bought idk?
    Maybe it's best for you to take everything to a local tire store and have them check things out.
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    Good to hear, looks really aren't an issue, just wanted to make sure they would work and be safe.
     
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    Yup. Tighten em down (torque wrench is ideal) and roll with it. Double check in 25-50 miles. You should be fine.. I ran a spare for 1500 miles once and they didn’t come loose
     
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    Yup, they look like this. Wheels are in good condition, trying to save a little money by not going to a tire shop, but might have to.

    Ok thanks, I'll give it a try!
     
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    I'm sure they'll look at them in the bed of your truck and tell you if it would be safe. For free
     
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    Good point, might do this. I like free haha
     
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    Literally any 60 degree seat style lugnut. I wouldn't personally recommend using your stock lugs on used steel wheels because the area of engagement is relatively small, they have that seat to be used on the spare wheel, which has almost no miles out on it and therefore almost no wear on the lug seats, unlike wheels that are run every day.

    12x1.5 thread pitch open ended 19 or 21MM Lugnuts will be cheapest. Don't pay more than about 1$ each (25-30 total)
     
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    Any ones in particular you recommend? Should I get open end or closed end? I'll probably just run the stock lug nuts for a short period so I can order some better? ones since none of the auto parts stores near me have more than a few in stock.
     
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    It doesn't really matter. I'd go with 21MM/13/16" so your stock lug wrench will fit. Open ends are cheap and will be fine for you.

    http://www.ezaccessory.com/Open_End...NWwPGW8OXhPBRKR2XPgAX7jvz9WPObdxoCKu4QAvD_BwE
     
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    the stock "mag style" lug nuts have the taper for when you need to run the spare. however you should get a flat fixed as soon as possible to run the alloy with mag style.

    it's done like this to allow you not to be stranded but it's not designed as a permanent fix.

    I bought cheapy closed end acorns when I ran steel wheels, as long as the thread pitch is the same brand doesn't matter.
     
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