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    Which lugnuts?

    I just picked up these tires/wheels....

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...abbd30b0136452

    The lug nuts I have are tapered on one side, and obviously flat on the other. Do I install them flat side down?

    When I torqued them down, it looked like the nut was almost pushing through the hole, so I was thinking I might need washers?

    Thank in advance.


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    You have the lugnuts on backwards, tapered side goes against the wheel to center the wheel. You may have screwed the wheels up if you sat there tightening the crap out of them.

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    I thought that was only for tapered holes?

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    No, that tapered part is what centers the wheel. Go look at any steel wheel on a car, the lugnut uses the tapered end to center the wheel onto the hub.

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    Yeah the lugs are on backwards for sure. You might be lucky and not to much damage was caused so you can still use them. I have done that before not paying attention and got lucky that they weren't damaged to bad and could still be used. If they are shot then just get better wheels for it then

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    No luck, wheels are damaged...going to the trash. I might try to peel the tires off though. Dexstar said the nut seat is probably damaged and the lugs won't be able to keep torque. Wheel and tire were $40 each, not worth getting in a bad accident over or hurting someone else. Just going to learn from it and start over.

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    you should be able to save the tires and find the wheels at a tractor supply or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahall13 View Post
    you should be able to save the tires and find the wheels at a tractor supply or something.
    I don't know. I paid $39 for the rims and tires. A new rim is like $25, what's a shop charge to mount, $15?

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    I considered just using them as a spare but I'm not sure how long it would take for the lugs to loosen.

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