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When you get aftermarket wheels do you have to get special lugnuts or can you use oem

I got aftermarket wheels and Im using my OEM lugnuts because I thought they looked better than the other lugnuts. Someone told me it is not recomended to use OEM lugnuts with aftermarket wheels and I just wanted to know if this is true???

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the factory lug nuts may not work on your aftermarket rims. oem honda rims have a ring "stamped" in the hole where the lugs go. this allows the honda lugs which are flat to be used. a lot of rims will need angled lug nuts to secure the wheel to the hub. my oem honda lug nuts would not work with my rims.

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my stock lugs work fine with my after market 18 inches rims.
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OEM/stock wheels have a ball-seat & require lug-nuts which are acorn-like in shape (seat). . .

After-market wheels have a tapered-seat & require after-market tuner lug-nuts which conical in shape (ie. seat). . .

OEM lug-nuts are wider around the sides as well as the base/seat. Even if they can fit into the narrower lug-holes of after-market wheels, it doesn't mean they are meant for the the application. .

You can't properly torque the lug-nuts onto the bolts w/o having proper lug-nuts that are properly seated (yes, you're supposed to use a calibrated torque wrench, not just turn the tire-iron till yer' tired & can't no 'mo). And you're likely damaging your alloy-wheel's lug-openings by using the larger/wider ball-seat OEM lug-nuts. . .


A post I made in the past on another forum:

Aftermarket wheels = Tuner lug nuts: narrow-width, cone-seat (tapered) base, lightweight

OEM wheels = OEM lug nuts: wide-width, acorn-seat (ball) base, relatively heavy

* [Accord] wheel bolts are threaded 12mm x 1.50 pitch (as w/ other Honda/Acura models).

offers a nice black-powdercoated finish spline driver tuner lug nut set (20 pieces + adapter-key for you socket)... $49

Muteki is a recommended brand, also spline-type and adapter-key. They are actual JDM. There's open-end, closed-end, black, chrome, blue, red, and pearl-grey combinations... $35-$45

Mutegi brand is generally lackluster in quality. The finish comes of rather quickly, and more importantly: their spline-edges on the lug nuts get stripped very easily... $25-$35

Kyokugen brand also has issues. Many have reported the cap-portion of the lug nut comes off as it's a plastic piece molded to the steel lug nut... $35-$45

Gorilla brand is very economical and does the job. You can acquire these at many auto parts stores... $20-$30

McGuard's Spline Drive brand are the most durable and perhaps longest-lasting of the tuner lug nut offerings. You pay for it too: $75-$100.

Rays/Volk, Spoon, Work, Buddy Club, Trust, Mugen, and other import-tuning manufacturers offer even lighter-weight aluminum tuner lug nuts that some enthusiasts are keen towards... $125-$150+!
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