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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.