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Old 11-06-2008
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Quick question about running the new rims?

Quick question, I bought a set of aluminum rims for my truck that I will be mounting shortly once I get my new tires. The rims didn't come with any lug nuts so I just use the stock steel lug nuts off the old rims correct? That wouldn't by any chance do anything to the aluminum rims when you tighten them up would it? since one's softer than the other.. Thanks for the help..
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Yes. As song as they are 'acorn' style on both wheels, yes, it'll work. MOST if not all rims these days use 'acorn' style lugs. Both steel and alloy wheels should be torqued to 100ft/lb.
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I don't think my stock ones are the acorn style, i noticed that on the new rims.. Let me go check my stock rims real quick..
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yeah....just look at the lug holes....if it's a bevel, it's an acorn style lug.
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check that the bevels are the same on the rim and the lug nut and that they have enough reach on your lug studs to tighten against the rim
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I took a lug off and stuck it in the new rim, it goes in most of the way but theres a little lip piece on the lug that doesnt go into the hole on the new rim so it almost goes in fully. Should I just get new lugs? I don't know if this would work or not?

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bump .. any help would be appreciated
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i'd spend the $1.50 each on new lugs.
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Would an auto parts store carry them? or would I have to order them offline..
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^^^X2 if you have the new center caps then buy new lug nuts. the lip you are talking about is for the center cap of the stock wheel to grip to once installed. I would buy new ones. they will look much better with the new wheels. you can pick them up at the local parts store or get them on line just about any where. you need 1/2"-20 lug studs with a right hand thread.

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alright thanks man i'll pick up a set.
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Going to get a set of these.. Look nice

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-Truck-Parts-Accessories__20-LUG-NUTS-ACORN-BULGE-RACING-WHEELS-OPEN-END-1-2-20_W0QQitemZ250314520755QQadiZ2865QQadnZCarQ20Q26Q 20TruckQ20PartsQ20Q26Q20AccessoriesQQcmdZViewItemQ QptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item25 0314520755&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A54 3|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318#ebayphotohosting

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