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Old 07-02-2018, 12:16 AM
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Extended length lug nuts M14-1.25

Has anyone come up with a supplier for M14-1.25 extended length lug nuts? I just installed a lug bolt to extended length stud conversion kit and I would like to use some longer length nuts. I've conducted a lengthy search online and haven't had any luck finding a source.
 
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:35 AM
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What you want is either Project KICS (http://www.mackin-ind.com/project-kics-lug-nuts/) [expensive] or Mishimoto (https://www.mishimoto.com/aluminum-l...ts-m12-15.html) [cheaper]. Or something similar...
 
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Thank you for the reply. However, Mishimoto doesn't have any lug nuts in the M14-1.25 size. The other supplier, Mackin-ind/Project KICS, has many different types lug nuts, but only one single line in the M14-1.25 size. Those are $160 for just the lug nuts--a bit steep for my budget.

Has anyone ever seen any in the M14-1.25 size at a more reasonable price?
 
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This doesn't help you, but for others going this route, they make stud conversion kits that go from 14x1.25 (hub side) to 14x1.5 (wheel side).
 
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For what it may be worth...I'd sure be wary of aluminum lug nuts.
Maybe on a show only car that's trailered to the shows.

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This doesn't help you, but for others going this route, they make stud conversion kits that go from 14x1.25 (hub side) to 14x1.5 (wheel side).
I've seen the kit that you're talking about. I believe it retails for around $350.00!
 
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:30 PM
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Success!

I was able to find some on ebay motors from a store called 1320 Performance. They come in packs of 20 for $49.99 or packs of 24 for $59.99 with free shipping on either.

I went with the 24 pack since these things seem to be as rare as hen's teeth. Shipping was fast, and quality seems fine, not outstanding, but certainly adequate for the job and they don't cost $150 either. They are steel, not aluminum.

Here's a link:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1320-Perfor...8AAOSw-olZ-YsH

Hope this helps someone with the extended length M14x1.25 stud kit.

 
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Pardon my ignorance (new to the Mini world), but I've been under the impression that most all Mini owners are looking out for lightweight parts. I know there's a big push for light weight wheels and tires. Which yes, is a good thing.

But then there's big heavy spacers used and now I see big (long/heavy) lug nuts used.

What am I missing ? Or...is not everyone after every last ounce of power to put to the ground ?

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Old 07-12-2018, 04:31 AM
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It's really a mixed bag.


It depends on what you're doing and how you execute it. If you're really looking for lightweight, and have the funds, then you use titanium studs and nuts or if you're not converting to studs, just use titanium bolts. If you don't live in an area with winter road salts, using Ti or Al are viable options. Of course you start to factor it cost...then depending on your personal budget you have to make compromises.


Same goes with wheels, if you want the lightest wheels, go with all forged one-piece wheels (or better yet, custom wheels). Of course that means $$$$ - $$$$$.



Spacers vary in weight depending material and what size you want/need. Spacers also increase your track providing more stability, as well as an aesthetic change some people care about.



Some people don't care about weight, but like/want a different style...


I'm doing a combination (for now). Lightweight wheels and tires for summer wheels. Minimal alloy spacers (5mm), longer steel bolts to accommodate for the spacer and aftermarket wheel thickness, and caliper clearance. In the end I will still be lower weight than stock by around 5lbs per wheel (bolts and spacers included).
 
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Deleted...sorry for the confusion.
 

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out of curiosity why would you want them?
 
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--Using extended length lug nuts when extended length studs are used increases the amount of threads that are used by the nut on the stud. Increasing the thread engagement between the stud and the nut decreases the likelihood that they will come loose under strenuous use such as autocrossing events or road racing. So that's a safety reason.
--Using extended studs, or studs instead of lug bolts makes mounting wheels on the vehicle much easier.
--Using extended studs allows spacers to be used if desired.
--They also look cool. Let's be real, many of the modifications that we do to our vehicles are for this reason. Doesn't invalidate it.
 

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I have stud conversions on both my cars, I was not sure why anyone would change the nut length
 
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I have stud conversions on both my cars, I was not sure why anyone would change the nut length
Thank you for posting such a useful statement. Really added to the discussion and original post.
 
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it was and still is a serious question
 
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