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What is wheel nut?

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Wheel nuts are small wheel fasteners that vary in shapes depending on types. Wheel nuts typically have a rounded or tapered end. Wheel nuts are made of chrome-plated steel but titanium or anodized aluminum wheel nuts also exist as lighter-weight alternatives for racing cars. As wheel fasteners, wheel nuts are important parts of vehicle because wheel nuts keep the wheels attached to the hub. Changing tires need to use different types of wheel nuts, while stripped or damaged wheel nuts can make disassembling the wheel challenge.


• What are the types of wheel nut?

• What are the features of wheel nut?

• Can wheel nuts be torqued?


What are the types of wheel nut?

There are several types of wheel nuts. In so far as those bits of metal are the only elements that keep your wheels and axles together, you'd better make sure that the wheel nuts you use are adapted to your wheel. Also make sure you follow the correct tightening order to prevent accidental damage.

• Conical wheel nuts: are probably the type of wheel nuts that you will see most often. You will be able to recognize conical wheel nuts by their cone-shaped lug seats. There are many wheel nuts that are meant for after-market wheels only. If you are looking for wheel nuts for factory wheels, then you should ensure that you are buying the right sizes so that everything can fit properly. For everything to operate safely and efficiently, you need to fasten the wheel nuts right. Putting the wheel nuts on properly and ensuring that you have the right wheel nuts.

• Spherical wheel nuts: are common sights when you are working on cars. The characteristic of wheel nut is that it has a spherical seat. You will find many cars and other types of vehicles that use these spherical wheel nuts, which are simple to work with, as well as being easy to install.

• Mag seat wheel nuts: are an interesting type of wheel nut. When you are looking at a mag seat wheel nut, you should be able to tell that it is a bit different right off of the bat. Mag seat wheel nuts have an extended thread which can be very convenient. The other notable characteristic of these wheel nuts is that they have a flat washer seat, making them sit very flush to whatever they are being installed in. Flat seats were used on these wheel nuts simply due to it being the most cost-effective option.


What are the features of wheel nut?

Wheel nuts are specially designed to prevent the nuts from loosening and causing tires to fall off from vehicles. Wheel nuts have been proven to be better than standard two-piece nuts in terms of safety. If the bolts are gradually loosened when the vehicle is turning, braking or accelerating, the wheel nuts will be locked so that the wheels will not be separated from the axle.

• Indestructibility: The high hardness of the wheel nut can prevent the distortion caused by accidental impact. However, it should be noted that the wheel nuts have this characteristic only when the bolts are not twisted or deformed.

• Good contact surface: The middle hexagonal convex edge washer can match the nut and the washer better.

• Newest environmental protection coating: The wheel nut uses a new, environmentally friendly, anti-corrosion coating, which does not contain hexavalent chromium. Therefore, wheel nuts can meet the EU environmental protection standards.

Can wheel nuts be torqued?

Attaching wheels to a truck hub is serious business. As with anything technical, there's a process for ensuring the job is done properly and safely.

Wheel nuts must be torqued to specified values, and the stud, nuts, and wheel must be in good condition, otherwise torque values could be compromised and the equipment damaged. When mounting wheels on a hub and securing them with a typical M22x1.5 stud and 33 mm two-piece flange nut, the clamped material will compress slightly and the stud will stretch slightly under the recommended 450-500 foot-pounds of torque applied to the wheel nuts. The tension between the compressed and stretched material is where we get the clamping force to secure the wheels. When this preload is exceeded by external load created by the operation of the vehicle, or if the preload is relaxed, the joint will loosen. This could happen in several ways:

• Over-torquing the wheel nut can stretch the stud beyond its design yield, causing it to fracture or break.

• Torque readings could be lower than required due to contaminated or damaged threads, providing lower clamping force on the face of the flange nut.

• Contamination between the wheels or between the wheel nuts and the hub face could compress or fall away, relieving the tension in the clamping system.

• The contact surfaces of the hub face and the wheel nuts must be clean and free of contamination such as dirt, peeling paint, rust, and grease. The studs should be clean and corrosion free, and the wheel nuts should hand-turn onto the treads. Any resistance to hand-turning could indicate the stud has stretched and threads have deformed.


Learn more something about wheel nuts can know the types of wheel nuts and the features of wheel nuts. If you want to buy high-quality wheel nuts with reasonable price, Holy Precision Manufacturing Co., Limited . can help you to open up a further and larger market, it is wise to choose us as your business partner. We also provide other types of wheel nuts by contacting us online.



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