How to: Customize Rear Wheel Lug Nuts

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  1. Bat-1

    Bat-1 New Member

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    Posting this for those wanting to change out their OEM lug nuts for something snazzier.

    VFR OEM ones are same as on many Honda cars:
    12mm 1.5 thread pitch, BALL end (also sometimes called Acorn end) NOT Cone end.

    They fit perfectly. Easy upgrade. Initially bought what's called a "Tuner" set that required a special key socket. Great if you're concerned about theft but I wasn't so switched to regular.

    There's no great deal of precision involved on lug nuts. If you get ball end of the right size they will fit just fine. Cone end fit as well but don't make as much contact with the wheel and potentially could degrade with use. Don't use Cone end.

    1. The ones I bought. Advertised as Honda OEM. Physically slightly smaller than stock but the thread goes deeper. And they're .2 ounces lighter. The silver one in photo is stock.

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    2. How they compare to stock. The tall one is the "tuner" nut mentioned above. It has the Cone end and so is not recommended for VFR wheel.
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    3. I had to buy 20 as a set so if anyone wants a set of four email me. Figure $10 delivered.
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    Here's the result:

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    Cool, I like the red accents, nice that they give you two keys too, as I was going to suggest that you drop the key into onboard tool kit right away. I had an issue on my last car tire change. Somehow the key for my cars lug nuts got misplaced (probably by the last tire change mechanic) and the shop that was doing my tire change had a heck of time trying to get the lug nuts removed without it. They were able to do it and ultimately I replaced the lug nuts with non locking versions.
     
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    The angles look a bit different to me, but it could just be the picture. I'm sure you measured the angle
    of the bevel before you installed them so no biggie.
     
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    That level of precision is unnecessary. The lug nuts, part number 90304-SF0-751, are not VFR specific. They're on lots of Honda products, including my Acura TL car. As long as they are 'acorn' style ends (and most lug nuts are) and 12mm x 1.5 they should work on the VFR wheel.

    The new ones fit nice and tight. I'll check them after 100 miles to make sure they are staying that way.
     
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    I'd agree. The VFR nuts appear to have the less conventional (45 degree) seat. I once unintentionally used 60 degree lug nuts on car wheels with 45 degree seats - and they came loose at high speed. The first sign there was a problem was when I heard an horrendous rumbling whilst braking on a motorway slip-road. Luckily, I managed to stop safely. On checking the wheels, I found both fronts were 'rattling' on the studs. There's plenty of advice on Google re mis-matched lug nut seats. I'm not sure I'd want to risk it. Go careful!
     
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    "That level of precision is unnecessary."

    You're the one riding it so it's your call, but I wouldn't use mis-matched angles. The lug nut will only be seated on a very small area
    if the angles don't match up. The angles matched up on the ones I sourced for my black lug nuts, so I know they're out there.
     
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    i wouldn't depend upon anything made in China to hold my wheels on ! :rolleyes:
     
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    I bought a blued titanium set in Japan at an Autobox store many moons ago. Figured if I was gonna do it, would try to get something other than just looks. I know it isn't much at all, but it still is something. Sorry, no photos available
     
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    Updated the post and changed to the more conventional lug nuts that don't require a key and have the ball end.

    Should be good for posterity now.
     
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