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BT74 11-27-2006 06:38 PM

'84 Z28 Wheels/Lug Nuts???
 
I picked up a set of 84 Z28 Wheels (15" Alloys), for my '60 Impala recently, and now that I'm going to put them on, I find I need the correct lug nuts. Problem is, according to the Napa catalog, the 84 used a metric lug bolt! I've seen these wheels on a few old cars, was just wondering if anyone here has used them, and how the dealt with this problem? Seem my options are: change the studs to metric (but will the metric shank fit the SAE holes) or find SAE nuts that will work with these wheels. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

bates_k 11-27-2006 07:20 PM

Try these guys...

http://www.lugnutking.com/

They helped me put an inch based wheel on a metric car...

K

lowstreet 11-27-2006 07:24 PM

Might be cheaper to change the studs.

astroracer 11-28-2006 09:56 AM

Do you know for sure the Camaro rims fit your Impala? I am just asking because the Camaro bolt pattern will be 5 on 4 3/4 while the Impala, being a big car, may have the 5 on 5...
Mark

johnsongrass1 11-28-2006 12:33 PM

IT won't matter a lot the studs are slightly different is size as long as they fit. The taper on the lugnut centers the wheel. Get a lugnut that will fit the threads and make sure the lug taper sit's in the hole.

jimfulco 11-30-2006 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by astroracer
Do you know for sure the Camaro rims fit your Impala? I am just asking because the Camaro bolt pattern will be 5 on 4 3/4 while the Impala, being a big car, may have the 5 on 5...
Mark

Big cars didn't get the 5x5" pattern until '71. '60 is 5x4-3/4".

Make sure the lug nut bevel angle is correct. I think some of the Gen3 Camaro wheels used a different angle from "regular".

1ownerT 12-01-2006 04:20 PM

I think the seat (taper) you are looking for is called conical. Contact Summit or Jegs, they should be readily available.

Chopt 48 12-01-2006 04:58 PM

I found the nuts in Dave Wilch's catalog but they arn't acorn nuts.
http://www.marketworks.com/StoreFron...55&i=171917976

I would suggest going to the major custom wheel outlet in your area and checking to see if they have them available.


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