If you own a Nissan Altima, knowing the proper lug nut size and torque specs is important for changing a tire or replacing wheels. Choosing the right socket size will prevent rounding off the lug nuts and ensure safe installation. Aftermarket lug nuts like BONOSS offer high quality and customization options. In this article, we’ll cover the lug nut sizes for different Nissan Altima models and years, recommended torque values, and reasons why BONOSS Nissan Altima lug nuts are a great choice.

Nissan Altima Lug Nut Sizes

The lug nut size varies slightly depending on the generation of Nissan Altima. Here are the common sizes:

  • 2013-present Altima – 12mm x 1.25 lug nuts

So for most modern Altimas from 2013 onward, the lug nuts are 12mm in diameter with a 1.25 pitch. If you modified larger wheels, check your wheels data to ensure the lug nuts fitment.

Right Socket Size for Nissan Altima Lug Nut

To remove or install lug nuts, you’ll need a socket that properly fits the lug nut size. A socket that is too small can round off the nut, while one too large can strip the nut.

Many lug nut socket sets will include both 12mm and 14mm drive sizes. It’s wise to check your owner’s manual or the markings on the wheel to confirm the lug nut size before using a socket. The socket should fit snugly onto the lug nut without wiggle room.

What Size are the Lug Nuts on a Nissan Altima?

Torque Specifications of Nissan Altima Lug Nut

In addition to the proper socket size, you must tighten the lug nuts to the correct torque spec on your Nissan Altima’s wheels. This ensures the wheels are securely fastened without overtightening. The factory torque spec for most Altimas is 80 ft-lbs. Some exceptions are:

  • 2013-2014 Altima 3.5L: 90 ft-lbs

Always use a quality torque wrench to achieve accurate and consistent lug nut tightening. Do not rely on tightening by hand with a socket or you risk under or over-torqueing. Check the owner’s manual for the exact torque spec if you are unsure. Retorque the lug nuts after around 100 miles of driving to ensure they stay tight.

Why Choose BONOSS Nissan Altima Lug Nuts?

While you can reuse factory Nissan Altima lug nuts, many owners choose to upgrade to aftermarket lug nuts for greater security and customization. BONOSS Nissan Altima lug nuts are a top choice offering.

  • Special black coating that enhances corrosion resistance
  • Tighter tolerances for more consistent torque
  • Locking mechanism to prevent loosening

BONOSS lug nuts are made from forged 50BV30 steel for maximum durability even with regular removal. They meet OEM specifications for proper fitment and have a 10-year warranty.