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Extended Thread(ET) Lug Nuts for Aftermarket Wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by the_midwesterner, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Aug 4, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    the_midwesterner

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    I wanted to share some info I discovered while looking for some extended thread lug nuts for my Icon speed six wheels. I did some searching on here, but could not find a definitive answer or direct resource for a place to order some. After digging around a bit, I discovered a couple of vendors who have options.

    Upon my research I found the following:

    SCS Lug Nuts:

    Pro: Price. Extended thread. Black in color. Spline and Key for theft protection.
    Cons: They seem to be out of stock often. Could not determine shipping cost, since I couldn't add them to my cart and check.

    Link

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    Camburg Lug Nuts:

    Pro: Price. Extended thread. Black in color. Spline and Key for theft protection.
    Cons: Shipping price is RIDICULOUS. They wanted almost $20 for shipping to my state.

    Link

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    Gorilla Lug Nuts:

    Pro:
    Price. Extended thread. Black in color. Spline and Key for theft protection. Available with reasonable shipping costs. Summit racing carries them.
    Cons: Not very well known. I was only able to find these after speaking with Gorilla sales dept directly.

    Link

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    I made the decision to order the Gorilla ones off of summit racing, with free shipping, and installed them on my truck. I have had Gorilla lugs on my crawler with no rust issues, which is a big deal to me.

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    The finished product:

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    Hopefully this helps someone else.
     
  2. Sep 17, 2018 at 12:59 PM
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    TheBeast

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    bumping it since we get the same question often.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2018 at 5:56 PM
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    Good info. Just ordered a set of the 26143ETBC.
     
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  4. Oct 8, 2018 at 10:58 PM
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    4wheelparts has a set by ProComp that is usable. Same style and length, both in black and chrome. I paid $58 after tax for a set of 24.

    A lot of these are the same and just packaged differently...
     
  5. Oct 10, 2018 at 5:54 PM
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    Our lugs will be back in stock in about 1.5wks. Our price does includes shipping for the lugs. It looks like your Gorilla lugs are 2" long which is usually the case for the M14x1.50 size. This length is geared more for the GM trucks with their longer studs. Tundra studs are pretty short so our 1.48" length is perfect looking so that it doesn't stick out the lug bore. Ours is also an 8-spline lugs so it's rarer in a sense while most other brands are 6-spline. Most shops/people will have access to a 6 spline key, but most will not have an 8-spline key around.
     
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  6. Oct 10, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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    Curious, why did you want et lug nuts with your Icons? They don’t need them, and I have your et lugs, they bottom out just holding them in the hole. I picked the Icons specifically to avoid et lugs.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    I got them because the original lugs had minimal thread engagement and since the wheels are not hub-centric, i wanted a little more peace of mind. Also, no bottoming out with my combination. Confirmed with caliper measurements.
     
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  8. Oct 23, 2018 at 10:38 AM
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    Good info but the EX thread are good and bad. Good that they have more thread engagement but bad when that extended piece breaks off and you can't get your wheel off.

    Had it happen to two of my wheels and 3 different lugs. Also happened to two others on the trail - took a lot of work to get that little piece of metal out of there without damaging the stud so we could change a flat. The proper way for aftermarket wheels is to replace the stock studs with longer studs, but thats a bigger job. I do carry extra studs now just in case I need to replace them for a trail fix.
     
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  9. Oct 23, 2018 at 11:18 AM
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    I've seen keys break, but never the lug themselves break like the way you're describing. The keys are meant to break first before the lugs if/when they are over torqued too much. You wouldn't want to have a stripped spline lugs to have to deal with.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2018 at 11:22 AM
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    Think its due to the wheels not being hub centric and the weight is on those extended thread of the lugs. They broke and left that little ring on the stud. Haven't had a key break yet nor have i stripped a splined lug. Not sure I only know its a huge PITA to deal with on the trail with no way to change the flat tire. Don't think its a huge problem but I have seen it more than once on my vehicle and on a few others.
     
  11. Nov 26, 2018 at 7:12 PM
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    Do you think et style lugs would be fine on something that sees dirt roads no major off-roading more of just a daily driver 90% pavement.
     
  12. Nov 26, 2018 at 8:41 PM
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    I put these on my truck because of the aftermarket rims. No problems so far in 4 years. If anyone needs longer studs. EBAF2C5B-4F9B-407B-B693-537D5A09D1EB.jpg
     
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  13. Nov 26, 2018 at 9:45 PM
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    You will most likely be fine. Have only seen it on the trucks that wheel a bit harder. Also think it might be a problem more if they get a little moisture or dirt in there. Something that causes the lug nut to stick to the threads a little.
     
  14. Nov 26, 2018 at 9:55 PM
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    ET lugs are very similar to the OEM Toyota lugs. The extended portion of the lug nut goes through the lug bore(like the OEM lug on an OEM alloy wheel) vs. your standard lug just sitting on top of the lug bore. If you aftermarket wheels can accept ET lugs, use them.
     

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