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Wheel & Wheel Accessory Terminology Guide

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  • November 1, 2018

    Wheel Bolt Patterns & Bolt Circles

    Bolt pattern, or bolt circle, is how we measure the size of the circle made by your vehicle's bolts or bolt holes. For passenger cars, light trucks, and SUVs, this circle will consist of 4-8 bolts or bolt holes. For...

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  • October 23, 2018

    Wheel Torque Sequence Chart for Wheel Nut Installation

    We recommend using the RIST method of lug installation: (R) Remove debris from mounting surfaces, (I) Inspect components for damage or excessive wear, (S) Snug the lugs in a star pattern, and (T) Torque to manufacturer specifications. The following illustration will help you determine the correct star, or criss cross, pattern to use in your installation process.

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  • October 23, 2018

    Minimum Thread Engagement for Wheel Nuts

    Lug nuts, lug bolts, and wheel locks should always be tightened to the recommended torque specifications found in your vehicle's owner's manual. Safe and proper installation requires using the correct tools and procedures. This will prevent over-tightening the wheel fasteners, stripping...

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  • October 23, 2018

    Wheel Nut & Lug Nut Styles

    When it comes to proper fitment, the lug style is just as important as the thread size and seat. Different types of wheels require different styles of wheel nuts. For example, most aftermarket wheels will require a small diameter lug while...

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  • October 23, 2018

    Wheel Nut Seating Style

    The seating style refers to the part of the lug nut that makes contact with the wheel lug seat. The seating style of the lug nut must match the wheel lug seat. Using the wrong seating style will cause vibration,...

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  • October 23, 2018

    Wheel Nut Thread Size & Thread Pitch

    The thread size and thread pitch of a lug nut, lug bolt, or wheel lock will determine whether or not the lug will screw on to your wheel stud. You can identify your thread size and pitch with a thread pitch...

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