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Old 04-06-2006, 07:55 AM   #1
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Do I need new nuts?

Is there any reason not to use the lugnuts from my steel wheels with my summer alloys? The only reason I can think of is length. How much "grab" should lug nuts have - ie. how much of the threaded portion of the nuts should extend out backside of the wheel?
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:08 PM   #2
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Lug reuse

Compare the thickness of the 2 wheels if they are the same (not close) then yes. Otherwise they won't properly secure the wheels. Use a torque wrench (88 lb ft) and a little anti seize compound on the mating surfaces.
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:53 PM   #3
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:55 PM   #4
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I was thinking the same thing when I read the thread title.......
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Old 04-08-2006, 05:12 PM   #5
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you really shoulda said lugs so the thread wasnt so akward, and my 19"s were put on with my stock lugs..
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