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So, two days ago a friend of mine told me I needed a lugnut w/ the shank for mag wheels for my tacoma wheels shown here:



Yesterday, I felt a vibration while driving. When I got home, my front wheels were loose. So, I torqued em' down pretty good. I drove it today and when I got home, the left from was just a little loose. Once again I tried to tighten them. The last one I tried to tighten seemed to have "bottomed out" and the [email protected] stud broke!!!

What are the proper lugnuts I need so these [email protected] wheels will be right?
Any information would be appreciated.
 

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TOYsRus
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Sounds like your lug depth to the cap is shorter than the lenth of your studs, so they are not bottomed out and tight, so they back off.

Any good wheel shop/tire store should have the lugs you need..
 

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Yeah, from what i've been seeing, the shank is too long and the actual lug isn't long enough. I need the ones w/ the shorter shank.

Thanks
 

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So, do which ones do I need?
1)


or 2)
 

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on the wheel, the mating surface for the lugs, is it the cone shape, or do you think its big so you fit the shank?

my 93 camry v6 had shank type lug nuts.
 

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TOYsRus
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I have American racing wheel on my truck with lugs like your #1
 

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It has the flat mating surface, so I'm to use lugs in #2?
 

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K. Just to make sure, these are the ones that aren't working right now.



These are the wrong ones, correct? I need the ones w/ the shorter shank?
 

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UPDATE: Turns out, the lugs I have w/ the "long shank" are the only ones that will go through the hole of the wheel to where the end of the lug is flush w/ the wheel surface. Although, the hole is actually bigger around than the nut. Could that be the problem. If not, why in the HELL are my lugs backing out?
 

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A guy on another site said I needed the factory lugs b/c the ones I have now will not seat correctly and will come loose. I'm gettin urinated off
 

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so the length of the shank itself is not the problem. if so, then I think you just need to find a set that has the "wider" shank.



your safety is my concern lol
 

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Just go to a wheel shop and get a proper set of lug nuts....
That's what I've been trying to do, but no one seems to know what to do.
I went to the Toyota Dealership and they have the right ones, but they're $140+
 

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go raid the junkyard for some toyota lugs.

and use a torque wrench to put them on. 80 ftlbs FYI yes its enough.
 

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That's what I've been trying to do, but no one seems to know what to do.
I went to the Toyota Dealership and they have the right ones, but they're $140+

Wow, for real?? How the hell are those shops still in buisness if they can't figure out what size shank to use on your stock taco wheels...:ugh3:

I'd go steal some from a junkyard truck. Make sure the shank it a snug fit to the outside of the wheel and that they dont extend all the way to the back of the wheel so they don't bottom out and give you a false torque reading.

Measure how thick the wheel is and the diameter of the lug hole. Then go to a parts store and order up your lugs.
 
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