Whenever you consider upgrading to aftermarket wheels, you can change to new performance Bronco sport lug nuts. Aftermarket wheels are designed to improve the appearance and performance of your Ford Bronco Sport. And, most American-made cars use lug nuts to secure the wheels. If you add aftermarket wheels, make sure you have lug nuts that will fit properly. However, most Bronco stock lug nuts will not work on the aftermarket wheels. That’s why we recommend purchasing a new lug bolt kit to fit your wheels. A set of aftermarket Bronco Sport lug kits come with all the necessary hardware to safely secure your wheels to your vehicle. They are made based on your Ford Bronco Sport and matched up to the wheel/rim. This provides a better installing experience as well as good safety. According to the specific wheel or purpose, the style of your new Bronco Sport lug nut may vary in torque thread length, seat type, head shape, and thread pitch.
Three Ways to Choose Your Bronco Sport Lug Nuts
If you would like to add aftermarket wheels to your 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, knowing the wheel lug seat is important. The aftermarket lug nuts of your Bronco Sport come with different seat types. Common seat types of the nuts include conical seat, ball seat, flat seat, etc. If you use current wheels and would like to upgrade to higher-performance Bronco nuts, just keep the same lug seat. If you get aftermarket wheels, check the official info to find out which lug nuts will fit properly. Once you know which type of Bronco Sport lug nut you need, always be sure to have the correct thread pitch and wheel torque specifications. Otherwise, the nuts you are using may not be able to properly secure the wheel to the vehicle hub. Improper installation of nuts leads to vibration, broken wheel combination, or even your wheel falling off your Ford Bronco Sport!
It’s also essential to be aware of the lug head shape. Most Bronco Sport lug nuts have a hex shape that is designed for fitting a range of regular sockets. Some lug nuts’ diameter is commonly designed for specific aftermarket wheels and will require an adapter for installation/removal. Others have a spline-like shape. They are called locking lug nuts, which require a dedicated pattern lug key for installation/removal. If you purchase aftermarket lug nuts, make sure that you have the hardware to be able to install/remove your lug nuts.
What Do Bronco Sport Lock Nuts Mean?
This type of Bronco Sport lug nuts refers to the nuts with spline grooves on the head and require a special key. When the key with hex socket inserts sets the nut inside, the spline drive key fits around the outside grooves of the nut. This allows you to install/remove the locking nuts. The requirement of a unique tool reduces the risk of stripping the lug nut and prevent the wheel from theft. Like the common aftermarket wheel nuts, these are widely found on aftermarket wheel applications. Furthermore, they add security for your Bronco wheels. Meanwhile, their smaller head diameter makes them lighter than other types of lug nuts. This makes them popular among many performance-conscious off-roading enthusiasts.