Wheel Nuts

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 22:43
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Am swapping my splits for steel wheels, can I use my std dome nuts or do I need steel wheel specific nuts

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Reply By: gbc - Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 07:07

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 07:07
It has been my experience that only mags need different wheel nuts. I've never gone from splits to steels though either.
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Reply By: Ian H1 - Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 11:25

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 11:25
When I swapped my 75 series troopy from splits to Sunraysia style wheels the original nuts were re used.
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 11:35

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 11:35
Both the split rims and the alternate steel Sunrasia's for my Troopy have a slight 'countersunk' effect formed on the rim to accommodate the 'coned' wheel nuts. This configuration causes self-centreing of the studs. The same nuts are used on each type.

The softer mag wheels however have a flat face under the nut to prevent 'stretching' of the hole due to a coned nut.

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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 19:27

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 19:27
Yep, what Allan said. I have a set of splits that I ran for desert, stakey remote travel country and a set of ROH ??? 15" steels with 10.5 tyres that I mostly use nowadays.
Don't do that much remote stuff any more.
The same nuts are fine on either. It's only alloy wheels that you generally need different nuts.

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Reply By: 671 - Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 13:30

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 13:30

I have been regularly swapping between mud/rock tyres on Hilux split rims and street tyres on Nissan Navara steel wheels for the last nine years without any problems. Both sets of tyres are not worn out yet but are too old so three months ago I fitted a new set of ATs on the Navara wheels. They will be the only wheels that I use from now on. They have already been from Sydney to Darwin and back via roads like the Plenty Hwy and many other unsealed roads in western NSW and Qld.

As long as the taper on both wheels is the same they should be ok.
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Reply By: Bigfish - Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 19:07

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 19:07
I have just bought 5 steel rims for my Pajero. I also had to buy new wheel nuts to suit as the nuts from the alloy wheels were flat faced and not suitable for the conocal recessed shape of the steel wheels. Depends on your vehicle. Why not check at a tyre retailer?
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