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So maybe a dumb question, but couldn't find a for sure anywhere...With aftermarket wheels, Niche specifically, are different lug nuts needed? I thought I read somewhere yes, but can't find it. Thanks guys.
 

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So maybe a dumb question, but couldn't find a for sure anywhere...With aftermarket wheels, Niche specifically, are different lug nuts needed? I thought I read somewhere yes, but can't find it. Thanks guys.
With aftermarket wheels you will always want aftermarket lugs. Mainly you will want a small diameter lug to prevent scratching of the lug holes on the new wheels. I personally run the Gorilla-Auto Spline drive lugs.
 

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With aftermarket wheels you will always want aftermarket lugs. Mainly you will want a small diameter lug to prevent scratching of the lug holes on the new wheels. I personally run the Gorilla-Auto Spline drive lugs.
I don't think that's true, that you will always want aftermarket lug nuts. The smaller diameter to prevent scratching the lug holes is a personal preference thing. The only reason you would be 'required' to get new lugs is if the lug interface on the wheel is different than the interface on the lug. You can see what I mean in the attached picture, if your wheels and lugs don't match then you would need to get new lugs. You'll most likely be fine running stock lugs. The only reason I got aftermarket lugs is because I like the look of long, open-ended lug nuts.

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FWIW...stock lugs with the Niche wheels fit perfect. Tire shop have me a set of the smaller lugs to go with the wheels and I did not like the fit at all. The taper was too small for the wheel, which BTW had a stock size and shape. Stock lugs fit, and the socket does not rub the inside of the wheel at all.
 

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The aftermarket manufacturers sell both "acorn" and "bulge acorn" lug nuts for our cars. The "bulge" means the width of the 60-degree taper is wider; i.e. more nut surface area is contacting the wheel.

The Gorilla nuts, unless they say "bulge acorn" will have too narrow a taper for our stock wheels, and many aftermarket wheels as well.

On the other hand, some aftermarket wheels require a non-bulge acorn seat; a bulge acorn seat will be too wide.

Best to use what the wheel manufacturer recommends.

Hope that helps,
Mark
 

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FWIW...stock lugs with the Niche wheels fit perfect. Tire shop have me a set of the smaller lugs to go with the wheels and I did not like the fit at all. The taper was too small for the wheel, which BTW had a stock size and shape. Stock lugs fit, and the socket does not rub the inside of the wheel at all.
Lets see some photos of the new setup!
 
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