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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:03 pm    Post subject: Ball Seat Open Lug Nuts Out There? Reply with quote

I installed sets of studs into my Thing drums all around and wanted to use my original wide 5 wheels. Found out that the sets of EMPI studs/acorn nuts I was sold weren't what I asked for... the nuts have tapered seats and don't match the VW wheel.

I didn't check the nuts until I had already installed the studs... my bad there.

Anyone have a handle on where to find 12mm x 1.5 ball seat lug nuts? I would prefer open end over closed.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Ball Seat Open Lug Nuts Out There? Reply with quote

http://www.piersideparts.net/mm5/merchant.mvc?

There are washers available so you can use your current acorn lug nuts
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 2:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Ball Seat Open Lug Nuts Out There? Reply with quote

Thanks, I realize there are washers to adapt from taper to ball seat but I'd rather not use them if I can find the proper lug nuts.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:36 am    Post subject: Re: Ball Seat Open Lug Nuts Out There? Reply with quote

Pierside and Moore carries what you are looking for and Hondas use the 12 x 1.5MM ball seat lugs as well.

What I discovered is that there can be a different radius to the ball seat (R12, R13, R14), and could never confirm which was correct for the stock VW wheel.

http://www.mooreparts.com/search.php?search_query=ball%20seat&section=product
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