aftermarket lug nuts?

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WestC4
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aftermarket lug nuts?

Postby WestC4 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:38 pm

Hey fellow vibers, tried searching the site but didn't see this, so if no one cares I understand. I was looking into putting red lug nuts on my base vibes oem wheels. I like the look of the open ended tuner lug nuts, but would like to know if they will seat correctly. I don't know what the angle is on the oem beveled nuts, so if someone could educate me that would be awesome. I was looking at Vktech D1 Spec red lug nuts. Will these work?
Thanks for the help
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Mark
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Re: aftermarket lug nuts?

Postby Mark » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:33 pm

You don't say which wheels you have, but...

This one fits the steel wheels on my 08:
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Catal ... 0482024153
Important Information: w/ Steel Wheels
Direct Replacement
External Thread Nut
Thread Size: M12 x 1.5 - 6H
21mm Hex
Conical Seat - 60 Degrees
Zinc w/ Yellow Chromate
1.378" Long
w/ Open End Design
Carbon Steel - Class 9 per ASTM A563M
Right Hand Threading

This one fits the alloys on my 04:
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Catal ... 0482024155
Direct Replacement
Mag Nut
M12-1.5 Thread size
21mm Hex
Conical Seat - 60 Degrees
Stainless Steel
1.437" Overall Length
Steel
Right Hand Threading
'04 Base Frosty, '08 Base Stealth, '05 Base Satellite

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trb
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Re: aftermarket lug nuts?

Postby trb » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:14 pm

Mark is correct on the lug nuts. What kind you can use all depends on which wheels you have. The OEM alloy wheels use the mag style lug nuts and are held in place by the washer, not the conical tapered section of the lug nut like many other wheels. Actually on mine, the tapered part never touches the wheel or the hub, only the washer and the sides of the lug nut below the washer touch the wheel. The stock lug nuts only have the small bit of taper so you can temporarily install the steel mini spare on the car.

The steel wheels for hubcaps and many aftermarket alloy wheels do use the conical, tapered lug nuts, so if that is what you have, then you can use those tapered tuner lug nuts.

Edit: I just looked those lug nuts up, and no, I would not use them on the OEM Vibe alloys. It would be like using square lug nuts in round holes. They would work only with the steel wheels.

These would probably work and they have colored inserts for the open ends: http://www.amazon.com/12x1-5-Chrome-Col ... uts+12x1.5

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WestC4
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Re: aftermarket lug nuts?

Postby WestC4 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:21 pm

Man thanks trb, and mark, I completely forgot that the ken lugs were the mag type. Thanks for reminding me and for the lug suggestion

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Melissa18L
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Re: aftermarket lug nuts?

Postby Melissa18L » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:14 pm

Mark wrote:You don't say which wheels you have, but...

This one fits the alloys on my 04:
http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Catal ... 0482024155" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Direct Replacement
Mag Nut
M12-1.5 Thread size
21mm Hex
Conical Seat - 60 Degrees
Stainless Steel
1.437" Overall Length
Steel
Right Hand Threading


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