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Lug nut specs

Postby DOHC_tuner » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:56 pm

Simple question. Does anymore know the exact lug nut specifications for a 1990 Beretta GTZ?

My lugs need replacing and I plan to buy some colored lug nuts on ebay to add some appeal to the car while im at it.



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Re: Lug nut specs

Postby SuzukiGhostRider » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:01 am

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Re: Lug nut specs

Postby DOHC_tuner » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:02 pm

Cool thanks...what color do you think I should go with? My GTZ is all white. And open end or closed end?



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Postby SuzukiGhostRider » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:27 pm

I'm grabbing a set off of there (open ended) in blue for my Quasar. I'm going with a slightly longer than stock styler in case of later upgrades.

In your case I truly think white OR black could look good. Possibly gold might even look pretty sweet.

I'm going with something like this I think. Or the second pic, not sure yet.

http://cgi.ebay.com/U-MUTEKI-SR48-LUG-N ... 255c45c4e4

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CU-MUTEK ... 6040wt_939


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Re: Lug nut specs

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:08 am

I think closed end lugs finish off a look much better. Open ended to me just seems like there is something missing... Doesn't seem necessary for our cars since our studs aren't overly long and there would be no need to run overly long studs as well.



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Re: Lug nut specs

Postby DOHC_tuner » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:14 am

Okay cool....those are the exact ones I was looking at getting. Same seller too. So the acorn style is what Im looking for??? And they will fit with the GTZ wheels?

Yeah Im unsure if I want open or closed end.

Dont freak out but Im sort of considering these now....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/K-MUTEKI-SR48-TUNER-LUG-NUTS-12X1-5-M12-1-5-PINK_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZalgoQ3dLVIQ26ituQ3dUCIQ26otnQ3d4Q26poQ3dLVIQ26psQ3d63Q26clkidQ3d8381052832720462001QQ_trksidZp5197Q2em7QQcategoryZ33749QQitemZ180540297257



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Re: Lug nut specs

Postby Barry » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:23 pm

Longer nuts are good for aftermarket wheels that have deep lug holes. I use stock lugs on my wheels and its a pain to get them started with your fingers.

Make sure you buy decent lugs. Being a drifter, I sometimes have to swap wheels like 8 times in 1 day, so the lugs get a lot of wear. I have seen cheap lugs strip out and people have to get really crafty at the track to get their wheel off.



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Re: Lug nut specs

Postby DOHC_tuner » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:31 pm

So it is the acorn style then right?



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Re: Lug nut specs

Postby SuzukiGhostRider » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:18 pm

Matter of opinion I think in the end. Acorns may give a nicer aesthetic to some people while others like myself may prefer the open ended lug nuts.

Just make sure if you get acorns they have a 57mm length as that's what's required for a Beretta.


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Re: Lug nut specs

Postby DOHC_tuner » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:30 pm

Okay im confused now cause this is the acorn style that I mean....

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj116/ebayphoto3/Tuneshop/lugnutseatchart.jpg

And I emailed the company selling them on ebay and this is what they wrote:

"90 GTZ has thread pitch 12x1.5

However, it also depends on your wheel.

Pls check if your wheel has 60 degree taper (acorn seat).. U may refer to the diagram we have on listing for more information about seating.

FYI, SIZE OF LUG NUT: WIDTH 22mm / LENGTH 48mm / DIAMETER OF KEY 24mm


Pls check to ensure if your wheel has 60 degree taper (acorn seat) and size of nuts fit on wheel and your need before purchasing the item"

So basically I need to know does the "ACORN" style lug nut work on the GTZ wheels? This has nothing to do with open or closed end.

And as far as the length....is that the length of thread with in the lug nut or is the the total length of the lug nut? Cause those open ended one's look longer than the stock ones and are only listed as 48mm....and suzukighost is sayin the GTZ requires a longer lug nut?



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Re: Lug nut specs

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:49 pm

Sgr acorn is referring to the taper type not the closed or open end.

And yes look at a stock lugnut they are a 60° angle not a flat or round ball type.



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Re: Lug nut specs

Postby SuzukiGhostRider » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:49 pm

Really? Wow, thanks for enlightening me Jon.

I KNOW what acorn and open ended mean, thus my post above and WHY I pointed out the need to be SURE the length of 57mm was correct IF ACORNS WERE PURCHASED. Alot of cars come with a m12 with a 1.5 twist. Subaru, Honda, Ford, etc.

So while the lug nut ACORN may screw on, it could be too short if the incorrect length.

Yes, our lugs have the 60* taper.

While I already knew "acorns" refers to the degree taper on the lug, it is a commonly used term by laymen to describe an capped lug nut, not open ended.

Seriously, why do you feel the need to try and one up me or correct me as if I'm a child in every thread? It's more than a little insulting.


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Re: Lug nut specs

Postby Barry » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:55 pm

In Jons defense, I was about to post the same thing. In this case acorn was referring to the taper. I knew what you meant, Jon was just clarifying for the sake of the op and others reading.

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Re: Lug nut specs

Postby Cliff8928 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:50 am

I'll be a third on that one... If someone asks me for a standard acorn nut at work, they get this..

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Although for alloy wheels, the bulge seat lug nut is much nicer on the wheels, and doesn't let the socket bottom out.

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Re: Lug nut specs

Postby SuzukiGhostRider » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:46 am

Well, if that was what he meant (to clarify for others who might have misunderstood) ok then. I don't know if any of you have seen pics of my shop or not , but if you have you've seen the hundreds of tires at it. Half of our business is selling and mounting tires and associated hardware and the other half is auto mechanics.


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