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#4558134 - 10/29/17 08:49 AM Aluminum wheels and lug nuts
Corollaman Offline


Registered: 11/20/13
Posts: 210
Loc: Eastern Wa
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.

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#4558138 - 10/29/17 08:51 AM Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Corollaman]
TinyVoices Offline


Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 480
Loc: Vienna, VA
What car were they from. You likely need new nuts.
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#4558156 - 10/29/17 09:06 AM Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: TinyVoices]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
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Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
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.

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#4558183 - 10/29/17 09:26 AM Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: TinyVoices]
Corollaman Offline


Registered: 11/20/13
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Loc: Eastern Wa
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.

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#4558193 - 10/29/17 09:31 AM Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Corollaman]
TinyVoices Offline


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Not positive but I believe those requires those goofy 2 piece lug nuts.
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#4558195 - 10/29/17 09:31 AM Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Corollaman]
Oil_Flunky Offline


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Loc: Michigan
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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#4558220 - 10/29/17 09:43 AM Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Kira]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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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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#4558224 - 10/29/17 09:44 AM Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: TinyVoices]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
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Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: TinyVoices
What car were they from. You likely need new nuts.


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

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#4558229 - 10/29/17 09:51 AM Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Corollaman]
Lasthope05 Offline


Registered: 01/27/15
Posts: 54
Loc: PA
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.

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#4558236 - 10/29/17 09:57 AM Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Corollaman]
TinyVoices Offline


Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 480
Loc: Vienna, VA
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.


Edited by TinyVoices (10/29/17 09:58 AM)
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#4558259 - 10/29/17 10:20 AM Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Corollaman]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32631
Loc: ME
+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.

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#4558496 - 10/29/17 03:35 PM Re: Aluminum wheels and lug nuts [Re: Corollaman]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10097
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Steel wheels for the summer and aluminum for the winter?

Sounds backwards to me
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