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lug nut issues!!!

i bought my truck a st of the summit nomad wheels, 15x8, and i was told by members here that the original ford lug nuts would work. WRONG!! i started to thread them on by hand when test fitting the wheels and found the shoulder of the nuts started to hit the painted part of the wheel.
question is what lugnuts do i need to order to install these wheels? what thread pitch, what length and should i try and find thin wall lug nuts?
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truck is a 2005 xlt 4x4, 4.0L 5speed ext. cab
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I had no issues reusing mine, like I said before. I never thought of it before but are yours the open style nut that the plastic cap snaps onto?
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There's no need for thin nuts, although it may be a good idea if you want to drop the chances of scraping the paint while installing. As long as you're careful you'll be fine with a normal lug nut/socket. The size is 1/2-20 with a 3/4" hex.
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I had no issues reusing mine, like I said before. I never thought of it before but are yours the open style nut that the plastic cap snaps onto?
you are correct sir. i never thought to even mention about that cap before.
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There's no need for thin nuts, although it may be a good idea if you want to drop the chances of scraping the paint while installing. As long as you're careful you'll be fine with a normal lug nut/socket. The size is 1/2-20 with a 3/4" hex.
perfect! thank you Adam
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No problem, you'll definitely need new nuts then. Standard length (about 1.4" long) will work fine. Your best bet is to order an install kit by McGard or Gorilla or similar... then you'll get locks and chrome valve stems/caps, etc. Stay away from the cheap $1 chromies.... they look good at first but they won't even last one Ontario winter.
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lol holy chit man you tottally read my mind!!! i was just about to ask the length and if the mcgard kits are any good!! im ordering the mcgard kit right now from summit. includes all 20 lug nuts with locks and key and valve stems with chrome caps. I CANT WAIT TO BUY TIRES NOW!!!!!
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Can't go wrong with McGard. I've had their wheel locks on almost all my vehicles for years. No rust whatsoever after quite a few Ontario winters. I have a Gorilla set on my Mustang... they're not quite as good of quality but it doesn't see any salt/snow. Not a big deal because they're much cheaper. Just make sure you're ordering the set with a 3/4" hex unless you plan on keeping an extra tire iron in your truck instead of the stock one!
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lol thats good to hear about the quality. i usually have a socket set in the truck anyways. i ordered the lug set and i should have them in 8-21 days. that should be more than enough time to get tires
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