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Are spline drive lug nuts good?

Are spline drive lug nuts good?

SplineDrive lug nuts offer a closed-end design, maximum gripping power, more stud engagement and a greater seating surface than socket style lug nuts. In addition they’re 30% lighter in weight. SplineDrive lug nuts take safety, dependability and good looks to the next level.

What are spline lug nuts for?

These lug nuts are the perfect addition to your new wheels. The ultra-thin spline drive design is ideal for small diameter lug holes found on aftermarket wheels. They feature a closed end design, more gripping power, a larger seating surface and extended stud engagement. Don’t risk scratching your new wheels!

Are all 6 spline lug nuts the same?

To our knowledge, there are only two sizes of 6-Spline nuts (with symmetrical or evenly spaced splines). If your 17mm, 18mm, 19mm, 11/16″ or 3/4″ socket (either Hex or 12-point) fits over your 6-Spline Nut, then you need the Small 6-Spline Key.

What is the difference between spline and hex lug nuts?

splines are usually narrower, and will fit more aftermarket wheels where there might not be enough width in the hole to fit a big socket over the hex lug. also, since you mentioned black lugs.

Can I use aftermarket lug nuts on stock wheels?

Aftermarket lug nuts are made for every type of wheel available. As long as you get the proper lug nuts there is no safety issue. The problem comes when you try to use the incorrect lug nut on any type of wheel, aftermarket or OEM. As long as it’s a good quality part of the correct type than you will be fine.

Is it OK to lubricate lug nuts?

But experts tell us not to use any lubricant, including anti-seize compound, on wheel studs or nuts. The tech folks at Tire Rack state: “Torque specifications are for dry threads only. The fastener threads should be free of oil, dirt, grit, corrosion, etc. It is important NOT to lubricate hardware threads or seats.

Do I need special lug nuts for aftermarket wheels?

Remember that nearly all aftermarket wheels require aftermarket lug nuts because the stock ones will not fit. The more you know about lug nuts, the more secure you and your wheels will be. Add lug nuts to your wheel purchase today!

Should you put anti seize on wheel nuts?

Vehicle manufacturers don’t give torque specifications for wet torque. Anti seize containers say they can be used on threaded fasteners, but almost never say to use them on lug nuts and studs because of serious liability.