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Old 03-14-2011, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Choosing the right lug nuts for your wheels

A friend of mine recently crashed his g35 because his wheel fell off for not using the proper lug nuts. I came across this link and I think it would be helpful since a majority of us have aftermarket rims. I think this should be a sticky in this section since it is a topic and safety issue that is over looked.

How do I choose the right lug nuts or wheel locks for my car ?
To ensure a proper and safe fit, you will need to identify specific characteristics of your vehicle lug nuts or wheel locks.
We have developed this tech tips page to help you do just that.

There are three main components to any lug nut fitment:
1) Thread Size:
2) Thread Pitch:
3) Seat Type:

The wheel studs are the threaded bolts (or studs) that protrude through the holes in your wheels onto which you would thread your lug nuts. Most vehicles have either 4 or 5 wheel studs per wheel, however, some trucks, vans or SUV's can have up to 8 per wheel.

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Step #1 Identify my Thread Size:
You can easily identify your thread size and pitch with a simple thread pitch gauge available at any hardware store, or you can simply take one of your lug nuts to your local hardware store and spin it onto the bolts they have on hand. The thread size or thread diameter is the measurement taken across the outside diameter of your wheel stud threads measured in either standard (7/16", 1/2", etc.) or metric (12mm, 14mm, etc.) dimensions. The most common thread sizes are 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 7/16", 1/2", 9/16", 5/8". You can find most factory stud sizes in your vehicle owner's manual or you can use our online guide.
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Step #2 Identify my Thread Pitch:
The thread pitch is the measurement of either threads per inch for non-metric studs or the distance in millimeters between the threads for metric applications.

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Step #3 Identify my Seat Type:
The seat type refers to the area where the lug nut actaully makes contact with the wheel surface. The most common types are either an acorn/tapered seat, a mag seat (which features a flat seating surface with a separate seating washer) or a ball seat which is common for Honda and Acura models.






Once you have identified these three components it is just a matter of choosing your preferred style of nut or lock. You can easily find just the right lug nuts or wheel locks for your vehicle below, we'll walk you right through it;



7/16" x 20 Threads
1/2" x 20 Threads
9/16" x 18 Threads
12mm x 1.50 Threads
12mm x 1.75 Threads
14mm x 1.50 Threads
14mm x 2.0 Threads

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Old 03-14-2011, 08:02 PM   #2
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Ahh the g35 is such a sexy car... the really sucks.. thanks for post I was kind wondering this cause ima buy some new lugs for my blanks cause the truck lugs just looks stupied lol
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That was a lot of work to write this up Dreams!

Or you can go to the trusted and tried wheelshop in town like I do and have them "hook you up" before you ever even put the new rims on the car. That's what I've done now for about 15 years and hopefully soon for a 5th time!
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Incase anyone was wondering our cars use m12 x 1.5 wheel studs.
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And our cars use Ball seat studs with OEM wheels.
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Does anyone know if 12x 1.25 lug nuts will fit a 1995 coupe
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