[DeTomaso] Std Lug nut thread? - More to Lugs Than Just the Thread Size

davel at emspace.com davel at emspace.com
Sat Mar 19 14:52:32 EDT 2016


   Worse - with the wrong taper they like to back off by themselves and by
   the time you notice,

   there will buggered threads on the studs and you'll need new underwear.

   The spare on my old Beamer had a different taper and the lug bolts were
   unobtainium.

   dave

   -------- Original Message --------
   Subject: Re: [DeTomaso] Std Lug nut thread? - More to Lugs Than Just
   the
   Thread Size
   From: Jerry Knotts <[1]knottsj at galstar.com>
   Date: Sat, March 19, 2016 1:12 pm
   To: Mike Thomas <[2]mbefthomas at comcast.net>, "'De Tomaso List'"
   <[3]detomaso at poca.com>
   Thanks for the heads up. I am putting the Bassett wheels on the car and
   they have a 45 degree head which is why I want to have a new set of lug
   nuts after I get the tires mounted on the new wheels.
   Thanks again,
   jerry
   On 3/19/2016 12:03 PM, Mike Thomas wrote:
   > I learned what could have been a very expensive lesson the last time
   I had
   > an alignment done on the Pantera: be sure that the lug nuts you buy
   for the
   > car not only have the right thread, but also the right seat for the
   design
   > of your wheel. If the seat of the lug is not designed to match the
   wheel,
   > it may torque, but it won't seat properly and will put stresses on
   that area
   > of the wheel that were not designed for. The lugs I had on 6328 were
   a
   > mismatch seat to the Campy clone wheels, and my alignment guy was
   heads up
   > enough to point it out to me and swap me for the right lugs.
   >
   > Mike Thomas
   > Pres., Panteras Northwest
   > Yellow '74 #6328
   >
   >
   >
   >
   > -----Original Message-----
   > From: DeTomaso [[4]mailto:detomaso-bounces at poca.com] On Behalf Of
   Jerry Knotts
   > Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2016 8:38 AM
   > To: De Tomaso List <[5]detomaso at poca.com>
   > Subject: [DeTomaso] Std Lug nut thread?
   >
   > Have a 71 with what seem to be standard studs in the wheel plates,
   are they
   > 12.5x something or 1/2x20? Or something different?
   >
   > Thanks in advance,
   > jerry knotts
   >
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