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Old December 18th, 2009, 12:50 PM
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Lug Nut Question

Potentially lame qustions: Is there any reason I shouldn't use the lug nuts for my stock alloys wheels with my steel rims?
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Old December 18th, 2009, 01:02 PM
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Yes. I'm not up on the technical reasons myself, but it is a no-no.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 01:12 PM
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Alex, I have a box of steel lugs if you're interested. An ebayer sent me the wrong set and I can see about shipping them over to you. Be forewarned, they're not pretty and have open ends.
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Yes. I'm not up on the technical reasons myself, but it is a no-no.
It is fine with a couple of exceptions. What type of wheels?
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Old December 18th, 2009, 02:14 PM
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The capped lugnuts have a tapered seat that will work with steel wheels. Discos use them as they have a steel spare. The noncapped lughnuts (RRC) do not have the taper, and are for alloys only.

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RRC non-capped do have the taper too, or at least mine do.
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Not sure on the year. I will go check and see what all of the ones I have look like. I have mutliple sets and some stray ones too, but I know at least some do because I have mounted steel wheels with them. What year did you get that did not have the tapered lugs?
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Wait, really? Does this apply to D2 lugnuts too? Having misplaced my steelie nuts I have been running the muds in the snow, which is REALLY bad....
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Old December 18th, 2009, 04:28 PM
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My lug nuts are the capped tapered variety. I mounted the wheels yesterday and drove +/- 100 miles on pavement/snow. The nuts seemed to snug nicely into the holes on the rims and I had no problems on my drive. What should I do?
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'87 & '90 that i know of for sure, and various misc sets as well. The non capped do have a chamfer on them but it is not at the same angle as the tapered seat, and much narrower. I have used then to put steel wheels on to roll a truck around with, but I wouldn't drive with them.

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Have a set of non-capped tapered. Think someone just cut the caps off of them -- don't ask.
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