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My girlfriend ordered me a set of mishimoto lugnuts for my car for Christmas, and I was trying to see a picture to make sure that they do not stick out a ridiculous amount but can't find any pictures. Does anyone have any info or pictures with these lugs?
 

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Why are they bad
 

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they didn't say why. but they tried to say mine were aluminum and they would not torque them. I said they were steel and can be torqued.
 

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Not sure about how far they stick out, but make sure that they are ball mount lug nuts, as that is what the stock wheels are designed for. Most aftermarket lug nuts are conical, as that is what most after market wheels require.
 

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Why are they bad
Most tire shops use impact guns (the better ones use adjustable torque-limiting impact guns); they know that's a big no-no with aluminum lug nuts and they don't want the liability.
 

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Most tire shops use impact guns (the better ones use adjustable torque-limiting impact guns); they know that's a big no-no with aluminum lug nuts and they don't want the liability.
So couldn't you use a torque wrench instead?
 

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So couldn't you use a torque wrench instead?
If Im not mistaken, I think most race cars use aluminum lugs. That being said, depending on the type of aluminum and treatment (hardness), torquing an aluminum thread on a steel bolt could ruin the lug depending on the torque spec.

Knowing that the brand you have is a reputable name and a bunch of people run them, Im assuming their material selection and hardening were done properly. I think you would be fine using them.
I would first hand seat all the lugs, use your fingers until they are all finger tight, going in a star pattern, then use the socket by hand to seat them a little more, and then finally torque them to spec.
What I do may be a little more overkill than some, but at the end of the day, you are correct, you can torque them and they will be fine.

Using the impact is a bad idea because they are typically set higher than the torque spec, at least the ones I have used in the past
 

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By design, bolts nuts get tight because the threads touch and push against each other basically. Some bolts stretch. But all threads can be pulled. So with aluminum, it is much easier to pull the threads.
 

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Thanks everyone for your input ?
 
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Hello Everyone,

Thank you all for the post.

Just so everyone knows, Mishimoto lug nuts have a conical/tapered seat. If you guys need a ball seat, our lug nuts are not going to be 100% compatible with the stock wheels. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Best Regards,
Mishimoto
 

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Gorilla makes steel lug nuts you can use without fear or iffy quality chinesium aftermarket stuff.

Risk outweighs benefits, of which there is practically none.

Alum expands much faster than steel, so with increase heat cycles, you could potentially need to recheck torque often. Use them as paper weights.
 

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I don't track my car so im not terribly concerned about excess heat
 
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