Many aftermarket Hummer EV lug nuts are designed to improve appearance and performance. Although the GMC Hummer EV’s unmistakable design and remarkable off-road capabilities are faithfully upheld in EV form, you can do a lot for further upgrades. If you get aftermarket rims installed, there’s a pretty high chance that you will need to use aftermarket lug nuts. Most original equipped lug nuts are not designed to use on aftermarket wheels since the seat type, thread pitch, head size, and length could have changed. That is why we recommend purchasing a new Hummer EV lug nut kit to fit your rims. The more you know about lug nuts, the more secure you and your wheels will be. Here let’s go through the factors that determine the right Hummer EV lug nuts you need.
How Choose Your Hummer EV Lug Nuts?
There are two based terms you need to know when talking about the right lug nuts for your Hummer EV: seat and size. The “seat” refers to the area where the lug nut actually makes contact with the wheel insert surface. There are mainly three seat styles: conical seat, ball seat, flat seat, etc. Conical seat has a beveled 60 degree angled surface and it is the most popular type for aftermarket wheels. Ball seat is an inverted bowl-shaped seat, it can be found on most European-made cars. Flat seat (also called mag seat) is a completely flat surface used with a separate gasket. Which one you need is according to the wheel lug seat, you can get information from the wheel manufacturers. Only get the Hummer EV lug nuts with the right seat type can you operate a full engagement.
The other term “size” refers to the right lug nut measurement and takes into account thread length, head diameter, and thread pitch. Typically, you need to keep the thread length and pitch the same as the length and pitch of stock lug nuts. Since you don’t change the factory studs. You can find the right lug size in your vehicle’s manual. It’s essential to be aware of the lug head shape. Most Hummer EV aftermarket 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 are the Torqued Specs of My Hummer EV Lug Nuts?
Here we go to the torque specs. When you finally get the new Hummer EV lug nuts, make sure that after you have your new wheels on and the car on the ground that you go ahead and torque the wheels. Look in your owner’s manual to find the correct torque specs for your vehicle and be sure to torque every single lug nut. Here is the reference tightening torque for BONOSS Hummer EV wheel lug nuts:
M12: reference 113NM (83.3 Ft-tb)
M14: reference 140NM (103.5 Ft-tb)
1/2-20UNF: reference 130NM (95.8 Ft-tb)
When torqued to the correct spec, they will make a strong mechanical connection to the threads on the vehicle hub. Even if there is only one lug nut that is undertorqued, it can continue to loosen itself through the vibrations while driving at high speed. As a result, it will unseat the wheel from the hub and create additional vibrations as it spins erratically. Over torquing your Hummer EV nuts can have similar effects. Stretched lug nuts can lead to warped brakes as loads are distributed unevenly across the hardware. The previously-mentioned cracking and shearing can also separate the lug nut from the hub, and potentially lead to catastrophic wheel loss.