Need a picture of a stock lug nut...

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  1. SamanthaC0716

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    Can someone please post a picture of a stock lug nut?

    Mine are gone, and I'm trying to mount the stock steel wheels back on for winter. I bought a set that are supposedly for the OEM wheels, but they don't seem to "sink" into the little space that is in the steel wheel.


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    Damn Tapatalk app. Didn't mean to post this 12 damn times.


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    Forum moderators, I'm sorry. Please delete the duplicates.


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    You'll need any 12 x 1.5mm lugnut with a conical or acorn type seat for your steelies.

    The typical Toyota oem lugnut has a flat captured washer, AKA mag style seat.
     
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    This is what I got...

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    It is a VERY BAD IDEA to try and use the OEM lug-nuts & washers with steelies, you should be using the lug-nuts with the tapered bases (torqued to ~80lbs-ft) else the nuts are very likely to come loose. I've no idea where you live, but for the price of shipping, I will offer you my spare set (well, we all have spares, right?) I'm in Southern NH. - hope this helps - Wil
     
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    I'm confused. The steels are my stock wheels...


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    I removed the hubcaps, but they are otherwise the stock wheels that came with my car.


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    Are your stock wheels alloy? or steel? …and are there 4 nuts per wheel or 5? (…I'm also confused)
     
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    My stock wheels are these... There are 4 per wheel.

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    They are currently on with the lug nuts that I posted a picture of above.


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    Here's what I have on my winter steelies, the kit contains 20 nuts plus key/adapter. The 16-nut kit is also available (amazon.com is your friend) - from your picture, I'd say that your wheels are steelies, and have 4 studs/wheel, so perhaps the 16-piece kit would be your choice! the nut in your previous picture looks to be for a non-steel wheel. Where are you?
     
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    I'm in south Jersey. Can you try the link again? It's trying to show it as a media file and not link.


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    https://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Automotive-21133BC-Diameter-Thread/dp/B001O0AMZS/ref=au_as_r?_encoding=UTF8&Make=Toyota%7C76&Model=Prius%20C%7C21579&Year=2013%7C2013&ie=UTF8&n=15684181&newVehicle=1&s=automotive&vehicleId=3&vehicleType=automotive

    The company is Gorilla Automotive, and you need the 16 nut set (12mm x1.5 thread size) - see if this works now (or use google, or go straight to amazon - they will tell you if the item will fit your car (I'm assuming 2013 Prius C ?)
     
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    Here is the problem... The lug nuts that I have are 12 x 1.5, and they of course fit.

    I want to make sure they are the right "seat". The black ones I posted above are what will fit OEM. I assumed that because my steel wheels are my OEM wheels. I am wondering whether the lug nuts for the OEM wheels are referring to the OEM alloy wheels, and then does the OEM steel come with a different style?

    If someone can post a picture of a lug nut that is on your Prius c with the OEM steel wheels, usually with hubcaps, that would be extremely helpful.


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    Here's what I got, to go with Corolla rims (for snows) on my third gen Prius:

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    lug nuts p/n: 90942-01007

    They're a Toyota part, open-ended plain nuts, galvanized, with the right taper. Only thing: they don't have a shoulder at the base, so a socket can score the paint on the rim if you push it down hard.

    I've also got extra regular lug nuts, the chromed ones with captured washers and correct tapered seat base, that are used on 3rd gen alloy rims. This was to replace the locking nut, just got tired of dealing with it:

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    Gorilla Automotive 73137TB Chrome Toyota Mag Style Lug Nut-Bag of 4 (12mm X 1.50 Thread Size)
    (these basically look and work identical to OEM alloy rim nuts)
     
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    The nut in your picture, will sort of work, but will not provide the necessary contact area with the wheel, and will be more difficult to get the wheel to "centre" when fitted. The step/washer of the nut in your picture is typical of that used on an alloy or non-steel wheel, and the principle of fitting and bearing is quite different to that of a steel rim. I don't know what else to say, but I'd be worried about driving on steelies bolted on with nuts designed for a non-steel rim. :eek:
     
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    Thanks Mendel, I was just about to head out to my garage and take a picture of my spares, but it's getting chilly here, almost cold enough to freeze my wheel-nuts off!!! :eek:;)
     
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    I appreciate your input. I obviously want to be using the correct lugs. I still do not know what kind and can not find it on the internet. I'm about to drive to Toyota with a torque wrench and see for myself what the type is.


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    …sounds like a good plan, but don't let them use an air-wrench to torque the nuts, I always torque my own nuts (with a calibrated torque-wrench) (you know it makes sense!! Good luck! ;)
     
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    I appreciate you both responding, but it doesn't sound like either of you are using the OEM steel wheels, at least not the ones that come on the Prius c.

    Even for the Corolla, are those first ones pictured the kind that came with the wheels? The second ones pictured look like the black ones I have.


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