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  • 1BADMERC
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    I use the ones on the right with my aluminum wheels, but for my steelies I use the shorter lugnuts(on the left), since that's the only way my Ford center caps will fit. My stock Merc center caps work with those longer acorn style lugs(on the right), though..

    Good Day

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  • boXman
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    15x6.5" :P

    Edit: I see now on my older style turbines that they do go into the wheel. I have longer, open end nuts tho.

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  • Blaze86Vic
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    Originally posted by grandpaslincoln
    Johnnie, did you Vic have steelies before you put turbines on? Maybe the steelies used shorter nuts or something :confused:
    Yeah, but the lug nuts were standard, as they were cycled through. I used to have 15"X8" steel wheels. I would imagine it came with 15"X7" wheels.

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  • grandpaslincoln
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    Johnnie, did you Vic have steelies before you put turbines on? Maybe the steelies used shorter nuts or something :confused:

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  • monterey1962
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    With the turbines, the lug nuts will go down so that about a 1/4 inch of stud is sticking out.

    With the steelies, the lug nuts will go down so that about a 1/2 inch of stud is sticking out.

    I think. I'll have to double check that sometime.

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  • Blaze86Vic
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    I must have different wheels or something, because the stock lug nuts went below the surface of the turbins, so there was no way to tighten them.

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  • monterey1962
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    Originally posted by Blaze86Vic
    If you are installing steel wheels use you can use either of these.



    However if you are going with turbins or any aluminum wheels, you will have to get the acorn nuts on the right.
    I run the ones on the left with no issues. Originally, the turbines were on the '91 GM. Mom didn't like 'em, so I switched 'em with the steelies from the '88. Lug nuts were the same on both cars.

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  • monterey1962
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    Shank: a.k.a.: Pieces of Shit


    or these: I run a set of these on my black steelies in the winter. Got 'em from my '86 F-150. They were a bit rusty so I threw some black paint on 'em.

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  • grandpaslincoln
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    I had the regular lug nuts on my turbines had no problem taking them off. Then I got the nice chrome acorn units

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  • Blaze86Vic
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    The regular lug nuts are too short to work on the turbines. I had to get the acorns for mine to bolt up.

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  • mrltd
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    Originally posted by BoxMang
    I don't have acorn nuts on my turbines, never have.

    None of the factory ones do.

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  • boXman
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    I don't have acorn nuts on my turbines, never have.

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  • Blaze86Vic
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    If you are installing steel wheels use you can use either of these.



    However if you are going with turbins or any aluminum wheels, you will have to get the acorn nuts on the right.

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  • Paul_
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    oooh, chrome

    thanks for explaining the differences.

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  • boXman
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    Ohh, I see now.

    Shank:


    You want these:


    or these:

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