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Old 03-30-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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do i need special lugnuts for alloy wheels ?

going from steelies to alloys do i need special lugnuts ?


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Not necessarily. Which alloy wheels are you going with?
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Not necessarily. Which alloy wheels are you going with?
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I don't know the definite answer to your ?? but I do know that dissimilar metals cause corrosion. Putting the wrong material wheel weights on when you balance is bad.
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I don't know the definite answer to your ?? but I do know that dissimilar metals cause corrosion. Putting the wrong material wheel weights on when you balance is bad.
arent wheel weights made of lead?
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arent wheel weights made of lead?
Lead, galvanized, plastic coated. there are probably different options than these like tungsten or something.
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alright thank you. i went to vip and they had "tuner" lug nuts in the right thread size. safe to go with these ? im having tires mounted tommorro and it wont make much sense if i dont have lugnuts.
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your stock lug nuts are made of steel, they WONT cause any problems, you can use the tuner nuts if you like and if they look better i would go with that.

as far as wheel weights they are made of lead, however weights that are used on alloy rims are plastic coated, and wont cause any issues, especially when they are rebalanced on a regular basis because the weights will be removed and new weights will be placed on the rim.

the non coated rim weights for steel wheels will NOT fit onto a alloy rim due to the way its desgined.
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Some lug nut information can be had HERE.
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Posted via FF Mobile ok thanks ill use the stock ones for now
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