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Long racing lug nuts
« on: April 13, 2021, 09:23:29 AM »
Hi - I am looking for a source for the long, open ended racing lug nuts. My car did come with a set, the shouldered seat type with washers.
But - for a different set of wheels I need tapered ones.
Cobra Automotive does sell them, I know - are there any other sources ?

Thanks !

Ralf

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Re: Long racing lug nuts
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2021, 09:28:56 AM »
Summit, Jeg's, eBay, Amazon, virtually any place race car stuff is sold has a wide variety in a multitude of finishes, sizes, lengths........one example here:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/gor-45088-20




Hi - I am looking for a source for the long, open ended racing lug nuts. My car did come with a set, the shouldered seat type with washers.
But - for a different set of wheels I need tapered ones.
Cobra Automotive does sell them, I know - are there any other sources ?

Thanks !

Ralf
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Re: Long racing lug nuts
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2021, 09:33:09 AM »
Thank you !

But - would prefer them to look like the ones I have.


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Re: Long racing lug nuts
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2021, 09:35:06 AM »
Well search Summit for the thread count lug nuts that you need and you will see a multitude of options. If you are not computer literate they have an 800 number so you can talk to a human.


Thank you !

But - would prefer them to look like the ones I have.
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Re: Long racing lug nuts
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2021, 09:48:29 AM »
Try Cobra Automotive. I'm pretty sure that Curt had some made to look like the originals?
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Re: Long racing lug nuts
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2021, 09:59:59 AM »
Usually I would use Cobra A. But the price plus shipping, customs and tax to Germany would probably bring me to about $350...
Was hoping for some less expenditure.
Plan B is still going to more standard, shorter ones.

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Re: Long racing lug nuts
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2021, 10:39:34 AM »
Hi - I am looking for a source for the long, open ended racing lug nuts. My car did come with a set, the shouldered seat type with washers.
But - for a different set of wheels I need tapered ones.
Cobra Automotive does sell them, I know - are there any other sources ?

Thanks !

Ralf

Hello Ralf,

I too have two sets of wheels. The set I regularly run are the 15x8 PS Engineering TA wheels (w 4 3/8 back spacing) that take the long shouldered nuts with washers. (See pic)
My second set of wheels are 15x8 American Racing (w/4 1/2 back spacing) that require a tapered nut. They are open ended so the longer stud sticks out. These wheels I had Goodyear Blue streaks that have since worn out and Ive discarded, BUT i found a set of tapered nuts but they are about an inch shorter. (See pic) one nut is sitting in the bare rim, which doesnt bother me as they work. I found these at a Good Guys car show/swap meet. These can also be found on eBay as well. They are hardened and in-expensive (cheap, I think I paid $1.25 each). This would be your Plan B.

Cheers,
~Earl J

« Last Edit: April 13, 2021, 10:41:05 AM by SFM5S000 »

Speed Six

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Re: Long racing lug nuts
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2021, 11:16:56 AM »
Thank you for the photos etc, Earl. Good idea - will look on ebay, too !!

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Re: Long racing lug nuts
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2021, 01:08:29 PM »
See about having some machined up locally from hex bar stock. That's how I made my first set.
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Re: Long racing lug nuts
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2021, 01:18:42 PM »
That could be plan C - although its always complicated to have inch-sized items made in a metric world ! ;D

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Re: Long racing lug nuts
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2021, 03:40:04 PM »
Good idea !!
Thank you for the links.

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Re: Long racing lug nuts
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2021, 12:44:41 AM »
Ralf,
Im not sure if you are still hunting the long 1/2 x 20 tapered lug nuts but you might try these. I purchased a set for one of my cars and am extremely happy with them. Definitely have the right look. I checked and the seller says they are out of stock right now but you might try contacting them in Australia. I was somewhat apprehensive about buying from the land of Oz but everything went perfectly. Good seller!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/132707824581

Good luck, Karl
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Re: Long racing lug nuts
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2021, 09:31:15 AM »

My advice is to stay away from Chinese made products. The conical seat is key to securing the wheel, even more so if you don't have the hardened inserts in your wheels. The one's offered by Cobtra Automotive may seem pricey, but since you only have five points of contact per wheel, a failure would be far more costly.

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Re: Long racing lug nuts
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2021, 11:00:06 AM »
Thank you both for your input - I have bought for a quick solution a set of Gorilla lug nuts.
I will go the Cobra Automotive way, but will wait until I need a bit more (soon.. ;) ), so the shipping costs etc. are worth it.

Cheers,
Ralf