Is it safe to use a lugnut with a different outer shank diameter?

Can a standard wheel nut be used in place of shank fixing?

Absolutely correct here, the outer shank diameter is crucial to stop the wheel rotating and becoming loose. While the idea of those new studs with nuts is fine, all the threads should match as another person may not notice until too late. The outer diameter issue rules out the use of the new ones.

Can lug nuts be different sizes?

While lug nuts vary in size and thread pitch, one of the most important differences in lug nut type is in the contact point where the lug nut meets the wheel, AKA the lug nut seat. It’s crucial that the lug nut seat and the wheel lug seat match.

Are lug nuts one size fits all?

The three most common hex sizes for lug nuts are 17 mm, 19 mm, and 21 mm, while 22 mm, 23 mm, 11⁄16 inch (17.5 mm), and 13⁄16 inch (20.6 mm) are less commonly used.

Can I use any lug nut?

Once you know what type of lug nut you need, always be sure to have the correct thread pitch and wheel torque specs. Otherwise the nut may not secure the wheel onto the hub properly. That can lead to cross treaded wheel studs, broken wheel studs or even your wheel falling off the car!

What is a shank style lug nut?

A Shank Style lug nut is also called “Mag Seat” and generally uses a washer. It has an extended shank that fits into the hole on the wheel. The depth and diameter of the shank vary by application. Check the requirements of your wheels to make sure you get the correct shank size.

Do I need different lug nuts for aftermarket rims?

If you have aftermarket wheels, there’s a pretty high chance that you’re going to need to use aftermarket lug nuts. Most OEM lug nuts are not designed for use on aftermarket wheels since the seat type, thread pitch, and length could have changed.

Is 21mm the same as 13 16?

21mm = just over 13/16 inch. 22mm = almost 7/8 inch. 23mm = 29/32 inch. 24mm = just over 15/16 inch.

Does lug nut length matter?

Not enough threads and/or to short for the bolt. This is a safety issue! If it is too long it will not torque correctly. Call the wheel manufacturer and tell of your application and get correct lugs.

Are all lug nuts the same thread?

The thread size or thread diameter is the measurement taken across the outside diameter of your wheel stud threads measured in either standard (7/16″, 1/2″, etc.) or metric (12mm, 14mm, etc.) dimensions. The most common thread sizes are 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″.

Is it OK to drive with a missing lug nut?

If you are missing a lug nut, it is important to have it replaced as soon as possible. It is potentially dangerous to drive around with a missing lug nut because of the extra pressure exerted on the wheel. This pressure can damage the wheel bearings, studs, and cause other lug nuts to fall off.

Are aftermarket lug nuts safe?

Aftermarket lug nuts are made for every type of wheel available. As long as you get the proper lug nuts there is no safety issue. The problem comes when you try to use the incorrect lug nut on any type of wheel, aftermarket or OEM. As long as it’s a good quality part of the correct type than you will be fine.

How do I find the right lug nut?

You can easily identify your thread size and pitch with a simple thread pitch gauge available at any hardware store, or you can simply take one of your lug nuts to your local hardware store and spin it onto the bolts they have on hand.

Do steel rims need different lug nuts?

Usually, yes. It depends on the shape of the seat (i.e. the bit of the wheel the nut grips against). Steel wheels will always have a tapered nut seat, wheras alloys often have a squared-off one. You might be lucky and find your alloys have the same angle of taper, obviously it depends on the design of the wheel.

Are lug nuts metric or standard?

You can get the lug nut’s thread size by measuring the diameter of the stud it matches. Since these measurements tend to be of small circular surfaces and need to be precise, dial or digital calipers are the best tools for the job. Your vehicle may use SAE or metric: Common SAE sizes are 7/16, 1/2, 9/16 and 5/8.

Are spline lug nuts secure?

SplineDrive lug nuts offer a closed-end design, maximum gripping power, more stud engagement and a greater seating surface than socket style lug nuts. In addition they’re 30% lighter in weight. SplineDrive lug nuts take safety, dependability and good looks to the next level.

What size are spline lug nuts?

If you have a few sockets in your tool box, try this. To our knowledge, there are only two sizes of 6-Spline nuts (with symmetrical or evenly spaced splines). If your 17mm, 18mm, 19mm, 11/16″ or 3/4″ socket (either Hex or 12-point) fits over your 6-Spline Nut, then you need the Small 6-Spline Key.

Should I put never seize on lug nuts?

But experts tell us not to use any lubricant, including anti-seize compound, on wheel studs or nuts. The tech folks at Tire Rack state: “Torque specifications are for dry threads only. The fastener threads should be free of oil, dirt, grit, corrosion, etc. It is important NOT to lubricate hardware threads or seats.