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Old 12-18-2004
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Congrats...definately want pics of the install....
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Old 12-20-2004
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Well a buddy of mine was able to find me some spacers so now I'm just trying to find the lugs. He called up a couple different places trying to find them but had no luck. I came across this web site though and I hope these are what I need...
http://www.afswheels.com/v2/ecommerce/shopexd.asp?id=66

Do those seem right? Do we have the same stuf specs as a mustang? I want to make sure these will fit. Hopefully they dont have a different thread than our studs because I am wanting these lugs bad. Thanks for any more help...

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They are the right diameter and thread size -- but the WRONG base type. We need the cone seat acorn type without the piece that sticks out the bottom (the so-called extended tips), unless that is supposed to go through a spacer. If your spacers bolt on separately, then those nuts are WRONG. For use without spacers and standard wheels, these are also wrong.

Also, be careful. If the nuts are too shallow they will bottom out before the wheels are tight. If you haven't read my posts about that, look them up! Don't have happen to you what happened to me: ruined wheel and studs.

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Old 12-21-2004
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Hrm interesting. The spacer just sits between the wheel and the hub, so I figured the bolt would go more into the holes in the wheel, but I didnt think they would be long enough to reach the spacer. I shouldnt have a problem with my lugs bottoming out because my studs will be a bit shorter with the 7/16" spacer before the wheel. Thanks for the ingo John, I should be putting these on tomorrow so I will take all the measurements of the studs and stuff tomorrow. Again thanks for the reply.
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Some wheels, like my Mickey Thompsons, have the taper in the lug hole very deep. This is because my wheels have steel inserts in them. Regular aluminum wheels normally have more metal between the seat cone and the back face of the wheel. Not knowing this, I ran into problems.

If the cone seating area in your wheels is far enough from the back of the wheel, or if the tip extensions fit into the holes in the spacers, you'll be okay most likely.

I hadn't looked at this topic for awhile, and when I saw those lugs at the link I thought I'd warn you so you didn't end up incurring extra expenses like I did, lol!
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Heheh well, I thank you for your words. Any help is better than no help (most the time :) ).
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Sorry for the late response, Zero.

John posted some interesting info....something I'll have to inspect the next time my wheels are off. I am using those nuts, but they aren't bottoming out.
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np man, I dont mean to rush or anything. I'm gonna go ahead and get a set of those lugs just in case, might as well have them and not need them then to need them and not have them. Plus its only 20 bucks.
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Even if they're not right for some reason (and with your wheels they may be fine), you can always sell them to a Mustang owner.
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