Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/12/19 3:10 p.m.

My drag dr21 wheels require spline drive nuts due to the clearance in the wheels. The special socket barely fits in there. 

This is a miata. 

What are the alternative options? I hate these nuts every time i pull the wheels. I want something that i can put a normal socket on....

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
8/12/19 3:25 p.m.

In general the best you can do is find a lug nut that will fit a 17mm socket. If you can't fit a 17 in the hole then sometimes the hole is shallow enough to fit something like this.

Fitz
Fitz New Reader
8/12/19 3:29 p.m.

https://www.carid.com/gorilla-automotive/acorn-bulge-17mm-hex-12mm-x-1-50-open-end-mpn-30038.html

Gorilla 30038 are 12x1.5 and use a 17mm socket. Don't know that they'd be skinny enough but they're cheap.

EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/12/19 4:12 p.m.

I think I'm up to about 3 spare sets of the spline drive that people give me because they don't like them. Fine with me cause i like them. I'm not sure what other options will work.

amg_rx7
amg_rx7 SuperDork
8/12/19 7:37 p.m.

I use these on my spec Miata. They work well and the price is right. They take a17mm socket

https://www.advanced-autosports.com/collections/wheels-studs-and-lugs/products/lug-nuts

their hubs are awesome too 

oldopelguy
oldopelguy UberDork
8/12/19 9:06 p.m.

I have had two sets of lug nuts with internal engagement tools, and both worked well.  The one used a regular 12mm Allen wrench and the other used a special 8-point drive that was really two sets of 1/2 square drive, and they could be taken loose with a 1/2" ratchet extension. 

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) PowerDork
8/12/19 9:12 p.m.

I have a set of Enkei wheels that require spline drive nuts. They have two different hole PCDs, so the holes for each nut are small. My narrowest 17 mm socket doesn't come close to going into the holes.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
8/13/19 7:54 a.m.

So...tell me again why companies are trying to re-invent a thing that has worked so well for so long?

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