Armada lug nuts odd size??

Suspension, including wheel, tire and brake.
Post Reply
User avatar
Edm620
Posts: 34
Joined: 06 Dec 2017 20:44

Armada lug nuts odd size??

Post by Edm620 » 11 Dec 2018 15:03

I acquired a set of '10 Armada alloy wheels for my project and attempted what should have been quite simple - buy some lug nuts. The ones I got aftermarket (Dorman) are too big in the shank (17mm) to fit into the rim holes (15mm). Tried another set, no different. Tried the dealer and what they show is acorn style - not correct for an alloy wheel. Anyone know what the correct lug nut should be? I fully expect it to be flat shouldered but maybe I'm wrong and it is acorn??
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
Albert Einstein

User avatar
JordanTr
Posts: 906
Joined: 20 Feb 2013 22:27
Location: Langley, BC, Canada

Re: Armada lug nuts odd size??

Post by JordanTr » 12 Dec 2018 17:48

Lots of the new wheels have just gone to 60* taper lug nuts. Most use a pressed in steel insert that the nut seats on (R32 GTR wheels, Nissan BBS wheels, R33GTR etc.). My dad's Titan wheels take "normal" tapered/acorn lugs like most new wheels. On the contrary, my 370Z rims take the old crappy mag style with the washer.

It's frustrating that there are inconsistencies. Sounds like tapered lugs are the way you need to go though. Post a pic and we can confirm.
Jordan | '72 2 door KA project | '94 240sx RB26DETT | '97 Silvia RB25DET | '90 Audi 90 Quattro 20V (DD)

User avatar
Edm620
Posts: 34
Joined: 06 Dec 2017 20:44

Re: Armada lug nuts odd size??

Post by Edm620 » 15 Dec 2018 10:02

Armada wheel cropped.jpg
Armada wheel cropped.jpg (395.94 KiB) Viewed 475 times
These are the rims I'm using. As you can see there is a recess for the washer. The original studs are nowhere near long enough and I have longer ones to put in - hopeful they're long enough as I went by the Armada specs.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
Albert Einstein

User avatar
Edm620
Posts: 34
Joined: 06 Dec 2017 20:44

Re: Armada lug nuts odd size??

Post by Edm620 » 15 Dec 2018 14:06

Here's a close-up pic, you can see the seat better
wheel close up small.jpg
wheel close up small.jpg (142.27 KiB) Viewed 465 times
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
Albert Einstein

Post Reply