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Old 09-13-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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Lug nut questions.....

I have an appt at 7am to get rims put on a 2013 focus....i wont have time to shop for lug nuts before, but can i just use the stock lug nuts on the steel wheels (sfe version) to get me by till i pick up chrome lug nuts?

Also...whats better steel or aluminium lug nuts? ALso, is there any special considerations I need to figure for when shopping for lug nuts? Thanks


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Old 09-13-2012, 02:37 PM   #2
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Steel is better than aluminum, by far.

Considerations:
1.) thread pitch and size
2.) type of seat: tapered or mag style
-2a) correct taper angle
-2b) correct shoulder length for mag-type
3.) Open or closed end, if closed the studs can't be too long or they will bottom out
4.) Material, always get steel.
5.) Enough room to get socket and clear wheel recess, or socket head lug nuts if space is too tight for hex head nuts
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