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Aluminum wheels and lug nuts #4558134
10/29/17 08:49 AM
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I found some stock Toyota aluminum wheels for my snow tires and wanted to make sure that I can use the same lug nuts that I use for my steel wheels. Thanks.

Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Corollaman] #4558138
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What car were they from. You likely need new nuts.


1993 Toyota MR2 Hardtop N/A - 160k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
2006 Toyota Matrix XR AWD (Fiancee) - 130k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: TinyVoices] #4558156
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The only thing I know to check is whether the nut to wheel mating surface is flat or conical.

Since you're dealing with nuts you don't have to fear lug bolts being too long or too short.

Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: TinyVoices] #4558183
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Originally Posted By: TinyVoices
What car were they from. You likely need new nuts.

It's off a 2012 corolla. I have the stock steel wheels with hub caps. I found some corolla stock aluminum wheels off same year of car that I could use for my snow tires.

Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Corollaman] #4558193
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Not positive but I believe those requires those goofy 2 piece lug nuts.


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Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Corollaman] #4558195
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Check torque a couple few times on new aluminum wheels after driving around town, they like to loosen until they seat properly to the nuts. IMO


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Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Kira] #4558220
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Originally Posted By: Kira
The only thing I know to check is whether the nut to wheel mating surface is flat or conical.


I think most steel wheels use flat cone nuts and most aluminum use conical cone nuts (the actual shape of the taper itself).


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Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: TinyVoices] #4558224
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Originally Posted By: TinyVoices
What car were they from. You likely need new nuts.


+1. Often there are different nuts for different wheel compositions.

Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Corollaman] #4558229
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You will need new lug nuts. Toyotas use mag washer lug nuts for all their alloy wheels. Steelies use your standard conical lug nuts. They are NOT interchangeable.

Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Corollaman] #4558236
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stupid 2 piece mag washer nuts

You need these for those wheels. Go to the junkyard and take them from various cars until you have enough.

Last edited by TinyVoices; 10/29/17 09:58 AM.

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Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Corollaman] #4558259
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+2, my prius has the two piece nuts and I had to buy some conies for the steelie snow rims.

The 2 piece nuts do have a small cone portion intended for the steel spare tire but I don't want to wreck them.

See if the seller will throw the nuts in for free, if he has them. If not use it as a bargaining chip.

Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Corollaman] #4558496
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Steel wheels for the summer and aluminum for the winter?

Sounds backwards to me


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