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lug nuts need to be changed or not with aftermarket wheels on 5mm spacers?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by drsaab, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. drsaab

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    I am installing 5mm spacers for my rear wheels which will be 20-10.5 ET42

    Does anyone know if we need to change the lug nuts with this or the factory ones are fine.

    It seems a few ppl on here have these spacers already.

    thanks
     
  2. linkster

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    #2 linkster, Jun 30, 2015
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    With a 14mm diameter wheel stud, I shoot for a 14mm length of thread engagement (approx 10 rotations) +2 totaling 12 as a minimum. I am not using spacers on my 20’s and I still needed to deploy aftermarket lug nuts. Since I have no certifications whatsoever, I would consult a true wheel professional and not some hack (me) on the Internet that processes no skills, no expertise nor training.
     
  3. drsaab

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    Yeah I ended up getting some tuner slim lug nuts per recommendation of ppl who have the same Wheels. 14mm x 1.5
     

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