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Old 11-13-2012, 03:33 AM
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Lugs making hole wider?

So I bought a set of oem coupe rims and put them on today. I also got some new lugs for it but i noticed that it is making the hole wider and digging into it. I got the conical? (I think its called) lugs. anybody know what kind of lugs I should buy? I have steel wheels before so thats why I need new lugs. Yes i know this question has been asked. But I wanted to know what kind I can put on now that the hole is damaged
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:50 AM
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its gonna do that from torquing the lugs down. its normal. mine did that too and they were fine

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:06 AM
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the dealership did that to mine as well and if eventually got so bad i had to buy new rims

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the dealership did that to mine as well and if eventually got so bad i had to buy new rims
not sure what to do, 702L32 said its fine but then you said you had to get new rims
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heres a pic of the lugs on my alloys now


these were the lugs on my steelies



what does urs look like? u need the ones like the top pic




not sure what to do, 702L32 said its fine but then you said you had to get new rims

the dealerships are lazy and use the impact gun on everything including your precious alloy wheels. its okay for taking them off but NOT for putting the lugs back on. (always ask for hand tightening if u can). after awhile it takes a toll on the lug holes and fux them up. after initial torquing of the lugs and they seat, the hole should stay the same and not get bigger. if they are that means the lugs are going on too tight. always hand tighten alloy wheels and using a torque wrench is IDEAL


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Ill have to take a picture tomorrow. Does the drive matter? i ended up getting 3/4 instead because they were thinner and wouldn't scratch my rims, maybe thats the problem? and I think my lugs are similar to those
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use the right socket to fit in the holes. i use a 21 mm thin wall deep socket myself

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alright ill switch back to the 21 mm and just get a thin wall wrench, hopefully that helps. do you know what type of lug that is in the first picture? like what is the name I need to look for of he type of lug it is? for example like conical or tapered or what
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i think they are both tapered just the steelies one has a flare at the top so they wont go on properly(not deep enough to grab thread). when ever you get wheels u should look at the lug holes and match it up to one of these in the pix



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Alright sounds good. Ill see what I can do tomorrow, Ill probably go to a local pepboys or advanced auto parts and get a new set
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yeah tell them what u r doing and they can guide u for sure

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