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Old 11-27-2006, 06:38 PM
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'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.

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Try these guys...

http://www.lugnutking.com/

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

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Might be cheaper to change the studs.
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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...
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Old 11-28-2006, 12:33 PM
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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.
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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...
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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".
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I think the seat (taper) you are looking for is called conical. Contact Summit or Jegs, they should be readily available.
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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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