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    Quote Originally Posted by jawn101 View Post
    I installed the Honda nuts and couldn't be happier. They look like a quality part, even at a distance, and won't fly apart on me ever again.
    Jon, do yours look like the lug on the left?

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    The one on the left started to bulge on the top when I was tightening it down.
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    No, I don't see anything like that. One of the earlier posters on this thread did mention the nuts bottom out a bit on the front studs, but it certainly didn't produce those kind of results for me. How tight did you go? Remember, only 60lb-ft
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    The top started to bulge before I had it tightrned down all the way! Maybe we got different lugs. Maybe the seller we got them from was selling different parts under the same number and didn't realize it.
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    My friends think I'm nuts jawn101's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris 16409 View Post
    The top started to bulge before I had it tightrned down all the way! Maybe we got different lugs. Maybe the seller we got them from was selling different parts under the same number and didn't realize it.
    Honda makes three depths of this nut, the Short, Medium and Long. Short is the one we need, medium would stick way out. So I think we got the same ones. I will double check my wheels when I get back home.
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    What would happen if I used washers with the lug nuts? Does that mess with the seat in the lug holes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris 16409 View Post
    What would happen if I used washers with the lug nuts? Does that mess with the seat in the lug holes?
    Never use washers on the lug nuts. The holes in the rims are countersunk and the lug nuts are supposed to fit into them. In fact, you must be very careful if you replace the lug nuts. There are different angles to the lug nuts that fit into the countersinks and if you use the wrong angle they will not fit to the rims properly and tighten up correctly. If you do not use the correct lug nuts, add washers, or not torque the nuts correctly, the end result is a wheel coming off. These are considered "Critical Fasteners" and you must use the correct ones and torque them correctly. If you buy from the Delorean vendors you can be assured you are getting the correct lug nuts. If you buy them anywhere else it is up to YOU, the buyer, to make sure they are correct for your application.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris 16409 View Post
    What would happen if I used washers with the lug nuts? Does that mess with the seat in the lug holes?
    Yeah dont do that.
    The honda lug nuts are not proper anyway, they have a radius seat, the rim needs a tapered seat.

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    I'm still just hoping someone makes a suitable replacement nut for once. A limited run that no one has the chance to buy doesn't count. Crap nuts with crap press-caps that fly off after 50 miles don't count. Nuts that stick out like buck toothed fangs don't count. These Honda ones are the best alternative I have personally found, though I am cognizant of the seat differences. There just isn't anything better that I've found.
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