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Old 03-09-2013, 07:12 PM
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Default do i need new lug nuts

im buying a set of 16x8 pro comp 1069 wheels this week and im wondering if ill need new lugs,

the stock ones wont work?

i guess the pointed lugs are no good with alloy rims?
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:45 PM
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Default Re: do i need new lug nuts

idk i never needed new ones with my pro comp steel wheels.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:58 PM
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idk i never needed new ones with my pro comp steel wheels.
hmmmm... not sure,
alloy is alot softer though...

i heard you need flat face instead of acorn.


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Old 03-09-2013, 08:25 PM
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idk i never needed new ones with my pro comp steel wheels.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:23 PM
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Doesnt it depend on offset? You may need longer lugs.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:08 PM
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Default Re: do i need new lug nuts

offset has nothing to do with what type of lug nuts you need

and Jeremy, my stock lugs are acorn, and were on alcoa stock wheels, which are also aluminum.
it depends on the wheel though, some are made for flat, some acorn, or some ball.
i believe (someone correct me if im wrong) that rangers are lug centric, which means they need the acorn style lug nuts.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:59 PM
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Default Re: do i need new lug nuts

Acorn lug nuts across the board. Your good
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:35 PM
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Acorn lug nuts across the board. Your good
awesome thanks,

wasnt sure,
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: do i need new lug nuts

A lot depends on the thickness of the aluminum used for the mounting surfaces. Nearly all American vehicles are "LUGCENTRIC" whereas a lot of high priced foreign cars are "HUBCENTIC".

As long as the wheels lug holes are finished for the correct mounting procedure acorn could be fine but you might need an aluminum centric lug with a shaft to make up for the thickness of the mounting surface.

Check with the Tire Dealer that will be mounting your tires... He's the best source of information. Or Even the wheel manufacturers FAQ site.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:08 PM
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Default Re: do i need new lug nuts

well geez, the rims are pretty common so ill asume stock lugs are ok haha,
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:54 PM
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Default Re: do i need new lug nuts

Might have different torque setting also. I would check on that to. Don't want to crush your new wheels.
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