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Old 08-17-2009, 12:25 AM   #1
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Default flat lugnuts wheels on a car that uses acorn style lugnuts?

This isn't subaru related directly, but I figure there's a lot of general wheel knowledge here so I'll give it a shot.

I got a set of old school 4x100 wheels that can fit a hyundai accent (yes yes ), the car uses acorn-style lugnuts with its stock steelies, but the new wheels require a flat lugnut...can I use flat lugnuts with the new wheels on the car? I know the acorn lugnuts help with centering the wheel on the hub...would getting center/hub rings help with this issue?
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:24 AM   #2
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If the wheels require a flat lug nut, then use a flat lug nut. The acorn seat will not give you enough contact to stay tight.
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:54 AM   #3
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If the wheels require a flat lug nut, then use a flat lug nut. The acorn seat will not give you enough contact to stay tight.
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I had that problem with my B5S4. The original owner had A/M rims and never switched the bolts to rounded when the factories went back on. I heard a clunking sound while driving and realized one of the bolts backed out completely and was laying in the hub. Could have been worse, but only use the bolts / nuts designed for that model rim.
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ok, so the lugnut you use has more to do with the wheel you're going to be using rather than what the car originally came with...thanks!
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:04 PM   #5
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Most Subaru wheels are hub-centric, which means they rely in large part on a ring machined into the hub that fits tightly (well, at least firmly) in the center cutout portion of the wheel. Not sure if yours is hubcentric or not, (not really that well versed in Legacies), but I suspect they are.
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