redoing stock steel wheels

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    I got 36x12.50 on 8” rims
     
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    I've run 275-60s on 8" Rally Wheels for over 30 years on my 78 SW. No problems and the speedometer still thinks they are 235-75s.
     
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    I ran 255/70 on mine for years. When I got new tires, I went with 255/60 for the front and 275/60 for the rear.
     
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    Rusty Nail Build the wall deport them all!

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    255/70 is a great size, OP.
    I run that on my C20.
     
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    spanky55amg I'll give u $5, a hardy handshake, & 5 fish sticks

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    Ok, I went 235/75r15 because Im being a cheap ass. 255/70r15 were like $50 more a tire. I was told one wheel "has a wobble", not sure what that means besides bent. I think I can feel it driving at 65+. Doesnt happen lower, might be something else like transmission or transmission mount. I say this as that my RPM's are higher now with smaller wheels. The more and more I think about it, the more and more its transmission or trans mount. Long story tried to make short, red rim guy seemed iffy to trade. I got home, he wanted to trade back. Found out the 22s are a 5x4.52 with adapters. Fine, Ill be nice since thats my bad for assuming. Well, I gave him the lug nuts thinking they could be special for the 22's and he forgot to give them back, I still dont have them a week and half later. Found someone that sold me 4 15x8, 4 center caps, 3 3" rings for $150. Score! I had to sand them, primer, and paint them. Just needing to get the screws for the centers and one more 3 inch ring and then new avatar.

    Last question though. Im trying to find a good high quality pic, but cant find one. The stock lug nuts, they are 1/2 x 20. But I take it they are full capped lug acorn lug nuts... correct?
    I was aiming for stainless but on Amazon, chrome is cheaper.

    https://www.amazon.com/WheelGuard-B...id=1512504883&sr=1-4&keywords=1/2+20+lug+nuts
     
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    Ew. Amazon?
    Meh.

    I'll tell ya what. No REAL tech inspector that likes his job, will let you run down his track UNLESS you have open-ended lug nuts.

    Protip: your lug stud MUST be halfway into (or is it half an inch?) the lug nut or you nogo. :nono:
     
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    CSFJ Magnificent Bastard Supporting Member

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    I think for racing, the stud must extend through the nut by the a certain amount. that way they can visually see that all the threads are engaged.
     
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    spanky55amg I'll give u $5, a hardy handshake, & 5 fish sticks

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    Well glad this thing isn't built for racing. And why, meh, to Amazon. I'm just trying to buy a set of lug nuts withojt spending $40 and out it back to stock looking.
     
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    Rusty Nail Build the wall deport them all!

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    I dunno. Because it's too big.
    So meh. I don't give em money I like eBay.
    That's where I got my lugnuts.

    I found this on eBay and thought you might like it! Check it out now! http://r.ebay.com/mhAzZX
     
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    Aren't the 60° conical ones for alloy wheels? I thought the rounded seat was correct for the steel wheels.
     
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    Rusty Nail Build the wall deport them all!

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    Lol I dunno. Those are cheaper from eBay than what he got from Amazon... they are right dor my wheels..that was the result of my search query..Axe the Lugnut guys!
    I am run only Progressive wheels..
     
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