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Old 06-24-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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Lug nut help!

So, long story short, the lug nuts on my 02 focus (factory steel wheels) are rusted gorilla nuts and half of them the cap is broken off.

I ordered a set of factory hubcaps today and am wondering what stock lug nuts came on the vehicle. Are they an acorn nut, open nut, or what? I'd really like to ditch what I have. Don't necessarily need a locking nut though.


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Old 06-24-2013, 08:01 PM   #2
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Something like this?

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They'll work.

The big things are the thread, pitch and seat; M12x1.5 60* seat. Other than that you can go with whatever you want, open, closed, yadda-yadda.
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Awesome thank you!
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to fit the hubcaps on steel wheels you NEED to have the open ended ones. closed ended ones will keep the hubcaps from snapping all the way onto the wheel, as they extend out further than open ended ones.
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to fit the hubcaps on steel wheels you NEED to have the open ended ones. closed ended ones will keep the hubcaps from snapping all the way onto the wheel, as they extend out further than open ended ones.
Good to know. I wondered about that. Guess I'll have 16 extra lug nuts now... Lol

One more question now
These:
Gorilla Automotive 40037B Acorn Bulge Open End Lug Nuts (12mm x 1.50" Thread Size) http://amzn.com/B001O08CB4

Or these:
Gorilla Automotive 70037 Acorn Open End Chrome Lug Nuts (12mm x 1.50 Thread Size) - Pack of 4 http://amzn.com/B000CMJ2QY
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I can look around and see if I have my factory lug Nuts from my 05 sitting around. They might work. I'll PM you if I find them.

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Ok.. So here are a few pics to show you what I'm dealing with. I bought this car a year ago and put a motor in it myself. I bought it to avoid putting miles on my truck. This is how I've driven it so far. So far I'm into it roughly $1300 Click image for larger version

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I've been watching the local classifieds hoping to find better looking wheels or even caps but no luck. I stopped by a used hub cap store and found used sets for $99. Then ended up buying a new set of oem caps on eBay for $120.
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I had those same hub caps.

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I found a set of lug nuts too. Picked some up at a local service shop while I was getting my work car serviced. They are not the bulge nuts, just the plain ones like the second link I posted. But he gave them to me for free so I won't complain.
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