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Old 02-23-2013, 01:05 AM   #1
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quick question. will 'tuner' style lug nuts work with 16" stock 6 spoke rims from the zx3? the rims appears to have the same 'acorn' seat, so i assume it'd be fine, but i wanna make sure before I buy some.


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Moved to the Wheel and Tire section



I don't see why they wouldn't work with the stock wheel.
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alright thanks for the move, realized it right after I hit post.
everywhere i've looked has been a mix of answers so i'll just check it out lol
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The term acorn refers to top profile of the nut not the seat, there can be more than one seat on acorn type nuts.......................
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The term acorn refers to top profile of the nut not the seat, there can be more than one seat on acorn type nuts.......................



But there can be more that one seat.
Regular


Or bulged



And yes they should work.
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Let's go there together shall we?

Note VERY closely that the description you have there as evidence clearly says acorn-SLASH-tapered. The tapered means tapered with one angle only, not multiple like the ball seat is. Acorn is and always was the TOP of the nut, or the half round shape there, the linework picture is even incorrect since it shows a flat top nut yet every one I ever sold at the auto store had the rounded top. No surprise there, the people who used to screw up every quarter pounder I ever ordered in McDonald's have now moved out into the world to do further damage. What they are actually saying there is 'acorn type nut with a tapered seat'. We also chased chromed 'acorn' nuts for custom bikes way back in the '60s and '70s, the bottom did not matter, the top configuration was what made it an 'acorn' nut. The shape has even changed to mean not necessarily full half round top, just rounded. So-called because the originals look like an acorn upside down. Just because you see no mag wheel type with acorn top means nothing, I've seen them, just not in demand any more. Look close at Dorman online catalog for lugnuts and you figure out real quick they haven't a clue, but that's normal for them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn_nut

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dictionary.com- a closed nut having a DOMELIKE CAP OVER THE BACK, protruding part of the engaged screw or bolt
Example: A cap nut is a blind hex nut with an ACORN-SHAPED TOP.

Caps mine. Note it says TOP of nut and not bottom............



en.wiktionary.org- A closed nut having a dome-like cap over the back, protruding part of the engaged screw or bolt.

No mention of any seat tapered or otherwise there at all, since it doesn't mean the seat.................



Look here for some hardware examples......

http://www.bizrate.com/home-hardware/acorn-nut/

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I guess Gorilla doesnt know what they are talking about either then. They just, you know, make lug nuts...


http://www.laddynamics.com.mx/espaņo...n%20gorila.pdf

These guys definitely don't know a thing either.



http://abc.eznettools.net/accessorie...rnLugNuts.html

Or this guy.

http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/showthread.php?t=95



And all you definitions you posted are general fastener terms. We're talking about automotive fasteners here. Handyman definitions wont get you too far in automotive.
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Just stay far away from the anodized aluminum lug nuts if you value your rims and yourself. Espacially if you do any type of racing or spirited driving. Pretty much all sanctioning bodies will fail a car at tech for having them.
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