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Old 04-21-2014, 08:53 AM   #1
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Socket size for wheel lug nuts

I need to know the lug size for the aluminum wheels on our trailer (832IKBS). I think they are 1/2 inch studs.
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I need to know the lug size for the aluminum wheels on our trailer (832IKBS). I think they are 1/2 inch studs.
13/16" thin wall 6 point socket for alum. wheels.

Some old sparkplug sockets fit the bill just fine.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:00 AM   #3
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13/16" thin wall 6 point socket for alum. wheels.

Some old sparkplug sockets fit the bill just fine.
Thanks! Should have asked earlier. Would have saved me a lot of grief getting the right size!
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Our wheel lugs turned out to be 3/4". All is well though!
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Our wheel lugs turned out to be 3/4". All is well though!
You DO have a Torque Wrench for that 3/4" Wheel Lug Socket, right?
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You DO have a Torque Wrench for that 3/4" Wheel Lug Socket, right?
Yes. Had the factory tires taken off and Load Class "D" installed. Just making sure I am able to check that the nuts are tight after the first trip.
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Yes. Had the factory tires taken off and Load Class "D" installed. Just making sure I am able to check that the nuts are tight after the first trip.
Nice, what brand did you buy? (I am trying to decide myself)
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Nice, what brand did you buy? (I am trying to decide myself)
Carlisle Radial Trail
They used to have bad reviews, but not any more. Reviews are great now with a new and improved tire. Very impressive tire on the rim!
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Our wheel lugs turned out to be 3/4". All is well though!
Most SAE bolts and nuts you'll encounter go by the same rule of thumb

Bolt heads are measured to 1.5x the diameter of the bolt ie: 1/2" bolt equals 3/4" head.
Most full size nuts are the same as the bolt head +1/16"- 1/2" bolt equals 3/4+ 1/16" = 13/16".

There are more compact nuts, often called Navy nuts which measure the same as the bolt head, no 1/16" adder. They are not as common as the SAE sizes. Knowing this saves extra trips to the toolbox.
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Most SAE bolts and nuts you'll encounter go by the same rule of thumb

Bolt heads are measured to 1.5x the diameter of the bolt ie: 1/2" bolt equals 3/4" head.
Most full size nuts are the same as the bolt head +1/16"- 1/2" bolt equals 3/4+ 1/16" = 13/16".

There are more compact nuts, often called Navy nuts which measure the same as the bolt head, no 1/16" adder. They are not as common as the SAE sizes. Knowing this saves extra trips to the toolbox.
Also true and wheel studs are definitely SAE and also do not have hex heads but button flat heads with a knurled shank and are IIRC a type 10 bolt and use type 8 nuts which is why they will normally have stripped threads rather than messing up the stud.
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