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    What kind of lug nuts do we have?

    I bought MB Wheels ICON's. They do not come with lug nuts.
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    What kind of lug nuts do we have and is there any reason to think that what is on the car now won't work?
    If I have to buy a new set I will, and the shop was trying to be helpful not a hard sell.
    Since the Delorean is not in there system he didn't have a de
    Since the car is in the shop I couldn't show him what I have.

    I apologize to the group is if this a a dumb question. I just need the wheel/tire installation to go smoothly and if I need to buy a new set of lug nuts to match the spline, so be it.

    Can you help me out with some education?
    Thanks,
    :Ross
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    I wish I could remember the thread pitch..it's on the tip of my tongue but I'm sure someone else will remember. The thing with the lugs is there are very few that sit as flush as factory. Most aftermarket lugs cause an eyesore on the front wheels if they stick out. Since you are running custom rims that probably will not be the case with you so any lug you find will probably work. I would take one of your OE lugs to an auto parts store. Advance, Auto Zone, etc. all have lugs avaliable and a pitch guide that you can thread your lug onto to get the right size replacement.




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    You'll need tuner style lug nuts. 12mm x 1.50. These are what I am using:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    I never had to use tuner lugs. I got a set with my Concept 5 rims and I used Advance Lugs because I saw where a lot of the tuner lugs rusted easily and got froze on the stud...then the Allen key strips out the lug trying to get them off. I did just fine with normal lugs but I did have to pay close attention not to damage the finish because the clearance of the socket to the wheel was a small gap.




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    Interesting. With my XXRs, the stock lug nuts were too wide to use.

    FWIW, the Gorilla tuner nuts I linked to above still look brand new on my car after 4 years.
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    Its the same thread as a 2008 Scion TC. The Scion lug nuts will get you by in a pinch, but the lug nut is a bit shallow/short. I would bring a Delorean lug nut into AutoZone and see what Scion TC options they have that are close to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    Its the same thread as a 2008 Scion TC. The Scion lug nuts will get you by in a pinch, but the lug nut is a bit shallow/short. I would bring a Delorean lug nut into AutoZone and see what Scion TC options they have that are close to it.
    But we are talking about lug nuts on custom rims. Ross's wheels appear to have small lug nut openings, much like my XXRs. I think he is going to need tuner style lug nuts. Stock lug nuts (and likely Scion lug nuts) will be too wide

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