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Old 04-May-2006, 08:02 PM
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Lug nut compatiability

I was wondering if it is possible or even safe to use aftermarket lug nuts with OEM wheels. OEM lugs are the acorn style and most aftermarket lugs are conical shaped.

If not, I'm might just pick up a set of the OEM light-weight, open-ended, mad-pimp, JDM style Civic Hybrid ones or NSX lugs.
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Old 04-May-2006, 08:07 PM
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go with the OEM light-weight, open-ended, mad-pimp, JDM style Civic Hybrid ones
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Old 04-May-2006, 08:12 PM
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The reason I ask is that now that I have the Si wheels on my car, the "normal" EX lugs stick out very far. The correct Si lugs are about a 1/2" shorter and sit flush with the wheel. If I was going to spend money on new lugs, I figured I might as well get good ones.
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you shouldn't use straight taper lug nuts with acorn style wheels
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i used my oem honda lugs for my aftermarket rims all last summer and there was no problems but im going to get tuner lugs this any suggestions on companies
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i wouldn't. i like my wheels to stay on the car when i'm driving.
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Old 05-May-2006, 12:18 AM
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So any kind of "acorn" lugs will do?

The OEM thread pitch is 12x1.5 right?

I've found that Gorilla makes acorn lugs in different finishes, closed and open-ended.

Oh, I spoted that nice CRX of your's at Joseph Brant the other day.
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hey Mike - did u bouy your rims off this Kid who has a black SI with red Fast wheels?????

man those rims look tacky! if you did!
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yeah, normally on other Hondas M12*1.5 is the correct one. dunno about yours, but I doubt it would change.

like a WRX would use the finer thread 1.25

yeah, any acorn nuts should do the trick. why don't you go for some lighweight lugs instead of gorillas?
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Originally posted by bbarbulo
yeah, any acorn nuts should do the trick. why don't you go for some lighweight lugs instead of gorillas?
Find me some that have the acorn seating surface. Gorilla and Spoon were the only one's I could find that will work with the OEM wheels.
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you are correct, I didn't think it would be so hard. kyokugen and zenkei don't have it, and those were the ones I was thinking of.
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