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PostSubject: Changing from stock steelies with hubcaps to Impala SS wheels - Lug Nuts?   Fri May 12, 2017 12:54 pm

Trying to head off any issues before our trip to New Hampshire get Ben's new-to-him '94 Roady wagon next week. Tom is keeping the stock wheels and hubcaps (tires were dry-rotted). Ben and I are bringing a set of Impala SS wheels with new tires to install at Tom's home. SO the question is, do we need to grab a set of new lug nuts, since we're going from the steelies to the SS mags. My Impala wheels that I installed 10-years ago came with lug nuts, so I don't know/remember if they're different.

Anyone know?? Question

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PostSubject: Re: Changing from stock steelies with hubcaps to Impala SS wheels - Lug Nuts?   Fri May 12, 2017 1:03 pm

I kept the same ones from my 91 OCC,but it was the nicer wheel.
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PostSubject: Re: Changing from stock steelies with hubcaps to Impala SS wheels - Lug Nuts?   Fri May 12, 2017 3:26 pm

It is best to compare nut one to the other. Sometimes the tapered end of the lugnut is at a different angle on the alloy wheels vs. steel.
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PostSubject: Re: Changing from stock steelies with hubcaps to Impala SS wheels - Lug Nuts?   Fri May 12, 2017 5:02 pm

81X11 wrote:
Tom is keeping the stock wheels and hubcaps (tires were dry-rotted).

-Mike

???  Who told you the tires were dry-rotted?
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PostSubject: Re: Changing from stock steelies with hubcaps to Impala SS wheels - Lug Nuts?   Fri May 12, 2017 6:46 pm

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81X11 wrote:
Tom is keeping the stock wheels and hubcaps (tires were dry-rotted).

-Mike

???  Who told you the tires were dry-rotted?

Ben did. I guess that was his excuse for buying Impala SS wheels! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Changing from stock steelies with hubcaps to Impala SS wheels - Lug Nuts?   Fri May 12, 2017 7:18 pm

They have a little life left to them, but not too much. That's probably what I told him. Good idea for new tires.

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PostSubject: Re: Changing from stock steelies with hubcaps to Impala SS wheels - Lug Nuts?   Fri May 12, 2017 7:25 pm

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They have a little life left to them, but not too much.  That's probably what I told him.  Good idea for new tires.

Tom

He's buying the tires tomorrow I think. Cutting it close! Looking forward to seeing what brand he buys.

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PostSubject: Re: Changing from stock steelies with hubcaps to Impala SS wheels - Lug Nuts?   Fri May 12, 2017 7:56 pm

You need lug nuts for aluminum wheels. "Bulge nuts".

Regular steel wheel lug:



Wider contact area on nut for aluminum wheel. You can get them open or closed.

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PostSubject: Re: Changing from stock steelies with hubcaps to Impala SS wheels - Lug Nuts?   Fri May 12, 2017 8:00 pm

You should put my Turbines on it! Cheaper tires, and it will look great. I'll meet you at Tom's house. Not kidding.
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PostSubject: Re: Changing from stock steelies with hubcaps to Impala SS wheels - Lug Nuts?   Fri May 12, 2017 8:37 pm

I have plenty of those Mike in Jayson's bottom picture.

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PostSubject: Re: Changing from stock steelies with hubcaps to Impala SS wheels - Lug Nuts?   Sat May 13, 2017 10:01 pm

You may need longer studs. The aluminum wheels are thicker.
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PostSubject: Re: Changing from stock steelies with hubcaps to Impala SS wheels - Lug Nuts?   Sat May 13, 2017 10:17 pm

You do not need longer studs for SS wheels.
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PostSubject: Re: Changing from stock steelies with hubcaps to Impala SS wheels - Lug Nuts?   Sun May 14, 2017 8:49 pm

silverfox103 wrote:
81X11 wrote:
Tom is keeping the stock wheels and hubcaps (tires were dry-rotted).

-Mike

???  Who told you the tires were dry-rotted?

Dry rot? Nah! Just do a burn-out and the heat will melt the rubber back together in one piece don't actually do this please
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PostSubject: Re: Changing from stock steelies with hubcaps to Impala SS wheels - Lug Nuts?   Mon May 15, 2017 11:12 am

silverfox103 wrote:
I have plenty of those Mike in Jayson's bottom picture.

Tom

Good Deal! Once less thing to worry about. Ben went and got the new tires mounted on the Impala wheels yesterday. Pirelli P-Zero Nero 235/55/ZR17. They are locked in the bed of his truck waiting and ready for the trip this Thursday. Can't Wait!

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PostSubject: Re: Changing from stock steelies with hubcaps to Impala SS wheels - Lug Nuts?   Mon May 15, 2017 11:13 am

jayoldschool wrote:
You do not need longer studs for SS wheels.

True, I went from steelies on my '96 to SS wheels. Plenty of threads! cheers
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