Alumunium rims & Lug nuts

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by 1981zapper, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. 1981zapper

    1981zapper Veteran Member

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    I bought a set of American Racing 200S aluminum rims and installed new lugs nuts, I noticed the lug nut galled the rim seat,

    Is it a good idea if I put some grease or anti-seize on the lug nut tapper?

    the rim uses a 60 degree Conical seat

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    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Odd that it did that. :(

    I don't see any reason why you can't put a little grease on the tapered part of the lug to prevent more galling.
     
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    I put anti seize on mine.
     
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    Do your lug nuts take a 3/4" or 13/16" socket? I've seen this galling with 60 degree 13/16" lug nuts.
     
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    3/4" socket,
     
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    Any lubricant applied will alter the torque specs.

    This explains it well.

     
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    Won’t galling also alter the torque specs?
     
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    I won't be applying any anti-seize on the studs just the "seat"
     
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    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It will still have some effect on the torque. I'm not saying do it or don't do it, just trying to advise caution about over torquing them if you do. Obviously something has to be done due to the issue. I'm not sure how many of us use a torque wrench on wheels anyway. At my job, not applying lube when you're supposed to or vise versa would be a write up or possibly time off, they don't play at all on the policy.
     
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    I was worried about affecting the torque rating too but after seeing that excellent video I better understand why. Those lugnuts and seats may/should mate together eventually and stop galling. Aren't 200S those awesome hippie daisy wheels? I love those wheels. You'll have to show us a pic of them installed.
     

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