Lug Bolts Lug Nuts and Deez Nuts

Lug Bolts Lug Nuts and Deez Nuts

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What are lug nuts? what do they do?

Lug nuts, or lug bolts, are the small hexagon shaped metal objects that hold your wheel on to your car and since your car moves at high speeds, it is essential to use the right one with the right specifications, flying wheels on the highway are no joke especially if the wheel is flying across to the opposite side of the highway .  

 

LUG NUT TYPES

Conical or Tapered Seat: cone-shaped lug seat

Spherical or Ball Seat: rounded lug seat

Mag Seat: extended thread area and a flat washer seat

Flat Seat: flat, washer-like seat

Extended Thread: ET conical-shaped seat with extended thread for more thread engagement

Tuner Style: small diameter using a unique key on the outside end with a conical seat

Small Diameter Spline Drive: small diameter that has spline grooves with a conical seat

LUG BOLTS

Lug bolts are essentially lug nuts that have the stud attached to them. They are typically seen on European vehicles, such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and VW. When installing lug bolts, it is essential to ensure that they are not too long for the wheel which can cause movement issues. Check that the lug bolts are not too long by spinning the wheel while it’s off the ground, making sure it has 360-degrees of motion.

 

 

 

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LUG NUT SIZES

Lugnut sizes have a specific thread pitch, which is determined by vehicle specifications. It is essential to match up the lug nut to your specific vehicle. 10mm X 1.25, 12mm X 1.25, 12mm X 1.50, 12mm X 1.75, 14mm X 1.25, 14mm X 1.5
14mm X 2.0, 7/16" X 20, 1/2" X 20, 9/16" X 18 

Note: Most lug nuts are right-hand threaded. Left-handed threaded lug nuts are not very common and would have an "L" or "LHT" stamped on the side of the lug nut.

PROPER SEATING

It is crucial that the lug nut seat and the wheel lug seat match. 

PROPER LUG NUT THREAD ENGAGEMENT

Thread engagement refers to how much of the stud the lug nut contacts. For your safety, proper thread engagement must be met. 

PROPER LUG NUT TORQUE

It is imperative to make sure the lug nut is torqued to the right specifications. OUTSIDE DIAMETER OF LUG NUTS It’s important to be aware of the lug head diameter. If you are not sure feel free to call us. 626-626-0258

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