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Old 04-20-2019, 12:23 PM   #21
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Hmmm....I can see them?



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...did these work?
Yep. Beautiful!
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:29 PM   #22
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Lookin Good! wow...


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Old 04-20-2019, 01:04 PM   #23
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A bad set of wheels on a nice ride makes it look like ****. But a nice set of wheels on any POS makes it look way better.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:35 PM   #24
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It does look good, the rims as well!
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:15 PM   #25
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Hub piloted wheels will have single lug nuts with a built in washer. The wheels will have a flat face against which the washer will seat.



Stud piloted wheels will have single lug nuts up front and a thimble and nut on the rear axle. The thimble is used to secure the inside dual and the nut will secure the outside dual. Each lug hole will have a chamfer that will match the chamfer on the lug nuts and thimbles. The chamfer allows the lug nuts to seat tightly against the wheel.


You can NOT interchange the lug nuts as using the wrong lug nuts will not allow you to get the lug nuts torqued to the right amount.


Also, most stud piloted lugs will have left threads on the left side of the bus. Each left thread stud will have a 'L' stamped in the end of the lug bolt.
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:41 PM   #26
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Those wheels look great. What brand visor is that?
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:45 AM   #27
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Also, most stud piloted lugs will have left threads on the left side of the bus. Each left thread stud will have a 'L' stamped in the end of the lug bolt.

Odd that most of the trucks I've driven in the last few years have had all right-handed threads on the studs. But it's true there are left handed studs, marked as you have described. I've just not found them to be as common as all that.
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Old 04-25-2019, 06:06 AM   #28
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Shiny wheels

Alum wheels just give the bus a good look.
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:59 PM   #29
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I have been watching this thread... I guess my question is why do you want aluminum wheels? just looks? if it is cosmetic, then you might have the budget for it. good for you. just curious is all. i'd love to see the after pics if you do get them
Purely cosmetic. I might just paint the rims I have.
I just love how polished the aluminum looks.
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:49 PM   #30
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Jesus Christ that green bus is beautiful. My 3800 w/ Dayton style hubs has chrome lug nuts. The name escapes me but they are off the “closed on one end but open on the other” variety. Looks like a bell sort of.
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:18 PM   #31
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My 3800 w/ Dayton style hubs has chrome lug nuts. The name escapes me but they are off the “closed on one end but open on the other” variety. Looks like a bell sort of.
acorn nut...
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:20 PM   #32
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I just did wheel sims on mine instead of go with Alcoa's.. I drive in the winter and aluminum wheels dont look good real long ... wheel sims are a couple hundred bucks a set so if I curb one, break one, etc.. i just get a new one...

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Old 05-12-2019, 06:27 PM   #33
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I just did wheel sims on mine instead of go with Alcoa's.. I drive in the winter and aluminum wheels dont look good real long ... wheel sims are a couple hundred bucks a set so if I curb one, break one, etc.. i just get a new one...

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l was reading that wheel covers on a bus can slow brake cooling - any validity to that?
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:30 PM   #34
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My wheel covers have the same number of hand holes as my wheels. I suppose if my wheels are a heat sink it could possibly slow it a little ? Interesting thought .. I have disc brakes on that bus, wonder if it’s different for drums..
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:54 PM   #35
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Nope not acorn nuts. Can’t recall the name though.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:04 PM   #36
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Nope not acorn nuts. Can’t recall the name though.
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I "Bing"ed acorn nut and saw what you describe.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:25 PM   #37
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Nope not acorn nuts. Can’t recall the name though.
Usually when you see chrome lug nuts on a large vehicle they are merely caps over a standard nut.
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:14 PM   #38
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For the self-conscious, altered dog, there's a product called, Neuticles.
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(Sorry, but we were talking about simulated nuts here, weren't we..?)
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For the self-conscious, altered dog, there's a product called, Neuticles.
Swear to Dawg!
(Sorry, but we were talking about simulated nuts here, weren't we..?)
for the owners that don't want their friends to know that they had their dog mutilated
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:08 PM   #40
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*Edit* Apparently my guess on the pricing is wrong, as I'm finding 'em for $2-3 each, but still figure for labor if needed.
Do you have a part number or place to get new studs? I’ve got the stud centric wheels currently but I have a set of polished 24.5” Directional Freightliners I want to run. I can do the work I just need the studs and new nuts.
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