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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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lug nuts for steel wheels

just bought some snow tires on steel wheels last nite.
truck currently has the alloy wheels that are in my avatar.
do i need to change lug nuts, or will the current ones work?
had a mustang back in the day, needed different lug nuts for the winter wheels.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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2010 f150. anyone?
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Are they closed ended lug nuts? If so I would say probably need new ones. They might bottom out before tightening due to the thinner steel wheels

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Check your current lug nuts ... I've seen supposed chrome lug nuts that were nothing but regular lugs with a chrome cap.

I had alloy wheels on my '09 FX4, ran the steel wheels in the winter and used the same lugs.

They were as I mentioned above - a regular lug with a cap on it. Don't know if your's are the same setup, but I'm guessing yes.

All else fails, keep the ones for your alloys and buy new steel lugs, they're like a buck a piece or something ridiculously cheap like that.

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Ya they're not chrome lug nuts. Some sort of alloy / steel with a chrome cap. Steel lug nuts a buck a piece eh? At ford?
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Go to a local tire shop and get your lug nuts there, or go to a local auto parts store, my 2010 the lug nuts on it didn't have the chrome cap. Guess it depends on what rim is on your ride for the lug nuts

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I had to pick up some lugs from local parts store. $1.25 each.
They even had to order them in.


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Either that, or buy some real chrome lugs with lockers for your alloys, and use the fakes on the steel wheels ?

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i dont care about using the same ones for both wheels. just wanna make sure they fit.
like i said, i know i had problems in the past with previous vehicles.
i am putting htem on tonight.
i am afraid i wont be able to find anyone with steel ones in stock in burlington.
see how she goes.
winter will be officially over on about tuesday.
you're all welcome.
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