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Old January 18th, 2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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Lug nuts for BBS STI wheels

hey guys, looking at set of STI wheels made by BBS. looks like subaru lugs are 12x1.25 acorn seat and honda lugs are 12x1.5 ball seat.

now, i assume i shouldnt use my honda lugs for these wheels.. can anyone recommend me lugs that will fit my accord with the BBS wheels? not sure if i should get 12x1.25 or 12x1.5..
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Old January 18th, 2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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You can't use the Subaru lug nuts but you can buy those tuner nuts with the Honda thread pitch (12X1.5) and acorn style seats. I mean technically you could use your stock lug nuts but you would have issues with seat not making enough contact with the wheel.

Edit: The reason being that the Subaru lug nuts simply won't thread onto your stock lugs, because they're different pitch.
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Same thing I said on his DA thread.
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thanks for the help guys. ill prob get getting a set of gorilla 12x1.5 acorn seat lugs then.

not too sure about those tuner lugs.. with stories of them breaking mid drive. are mutekis the good ones? i dont even know, never looked into them lol

last owner had them on a TSX.. not sure what kinda lugs he used tho..
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I thought Subaru used a smaller center bore (56.1 vs. 64.1). I believe you have to take the wheels to a machine shop to have them machined out.

When I contacted a shop about this over a year ago, it was about $50/wheel.

The STI wheels definitely look cool, and they are only 17-18lbs. However, the offset is +53, which is pretty conservative.
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I thought Subaru used a smaller center bore (56.1 vs. 64.1). I believe you have to take the wheels to a machine shop to have them machined out.

When I contacted a shop about this over a year ago, it was about $50/wheel.

The STI wheels definitely look cool, and they are only 17-18lbs. However, the offset is +53, which is pretty conservative.
youre right about the center bore. the last owner had it on a tsx and told me he had the wheels bored out already. i was planning on using hub rings if it werent.

coming from TL-S wheels, the offset is definitely gonna be different. but im really looking for a lighter set of wheels.
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I guess what I meant by "tuner" lugs was to go aftermarket. Good luck with the wheels!
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youre right about the center bore. the last owner had it on a tsx and told me he had the wheels bored out already. i was planning on using hub rings if it werent.

coming from TL-S wheels, the offset is definitely gonna be different. but im really looking for a lighter set of wheels.
I have EVO 8 wheels (~21 lbs a piece); they have an offset of +38. I would have preferred to use STI wheels because the higher offset decreases the scrub radius, which I like more on a daily-driver that sees highway/straight-line commuting.

Post up some pics when you get them mounted.
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turns out tires on them were all pretty much done.. didnt get them =(
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