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#1 kit352

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 06:16 PM

So i am switching out my steel 12" rims for some meteors i found. I didnt even think about the lug nuts being different until i put the car up and got the old ones off.
Now my new rims have the steel insert bit and i think i need the tapered lug nuts. Looking online i see 2 kinds, one with a loose tapered base and one that is an entirely solid unit. My stock nut is just barely tapered and would grind on the steel insert lip of the new rims so they are no help in figuring this out.
Also, some of my lugs are different lengths so that may effect my nut choice.

#2 nicklouse

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:47 PM

get some Bluetac or plasticine and stick it in the hole and see what shape it comes out as. Bet you will still need the radius nuts.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:49 AM

This is the taper I have. My stock open lugs have a very shallow taper.

Does it matter if the new lugs have a floating taper or if its a solid one piece construction? I also need to check stud length so I may just buy a set of studs and nuts to make it easier.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:52 AM

what rim is that?



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Posted 25 February 2019 - 03:15 PM

Its labeled a meteor. I don't know much about it other than it fits. I can't find much info about them other than a mention or 2 here and there.

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 04:26 PM

Well I went and bought 1 of every wheel nut variation I could find and I ended up using a long nut with a 60deg taper. I'm also pretty sure the nuts that came on the car were the wrong ones and just made to work.

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 12:30 PM

Sorry to hi jack the thread.
What wheels are these?
I’m guessing they are the Rover Mini 12” wheels but just want to be certain, as there are a lot of wheels out there that look very similar

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 03:38 PM

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Edited by DUF2, 29 March 2019 - 03:42 PM.





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