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Old 12-15-2019, 05:20 PM   #1
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9/16-18 lug nuts in 3" length? Where to find?

My 2006 E350 has worn out a couple of lug nuts during the last tire rotation, looks like the old ones are 9/16 - 18 thread but they're 3" long. Wheels look kind of like a pro-comp style wheel but the holes are really deep so I do think they need to be 3" or i'll have trouble getting a wrench on them. I can't seem to find this size anywhere. I bought the 9/16" gorilla ones on amazon but the thread of course didn't work.

I'm sure everyone has different wheels just wondering if anybody knows where to find lug nuts in this size that are this long? I've been looking all over with no luck.
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Old 12-15-2019, 08:08 PM   #2
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Would 2-3/8" work?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JH1HFSS...002803RXW?th=1
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Old 12-15-2019, 08:11 PM   #3
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I've found 2.5" ones at O'Reilly, but worried in a sticky situation I won't have enough to grab hold of. The 3" ones that are on there now must have come from somewhere, but I guess maybe nobody makes them anymore?
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Old 12-15-2019, 08:26 PM   #4
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Was going to say I used to work in a tire store back in the day and that size was not uncommon. But haven't seen them in years. Is the wheel bore like and 1-1/2" thick?
Could you sleeve the bores 1/2" and still have enough threads for a secure tightening?
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Old 12-16-2019, 01:21 PM   #5
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Called around to quite a few stores in Phoenix today and nobody has them in a 3" length. I'm going to give these 2.5" McGard ones a try and see if they're long enough. If not, might have to look into Lilnuts2's suggestion. Or maybe this is an excuse to tell my wife we need new wheels
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Old 12-16-2019, 03:22 PM   #6
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Look up Gorilla 76197XXB They are 9/16-18x3". I have those on my old K5 as it also needed extra long lugs due to the shape/thickness of my KMC beadlocks. Not sure why they wouldn't work for you unless your studs are chewed up? https://www.summitracing.com/parts/gor-76197xxb/
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Old 12-16-2019, 03:54 PM   #7
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Look up Gorilla 76197XXB They are 9/16-18x3". I have those on my old K5 as it also needed extra long lugs due to the shape/thickness of my KMC beadlocks. Not sure why they wouldn't work for you unless your studs are chewed up? https://www.summitracing.com/parts/gor-76197xxb/
I think that's exactly what I'm looking for! Thank you! I'm going to order some now. The guys at Discount Tire said that the Ford studs are extremely strong and that they routinely chew up the lug nuts - I'm not sure if that's really true or not, but at any rate very thankful to find these!
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Old 12-18-2019, 08:45 PM   #8
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Arrived today and they work great! They appear to be the same ones that are on there, which is even better. Curiously, they're also only marked as a 9/16, whereas the old ones are stamped 9/16-18. I might go ahead and order another couple sets of these to have on hand as the others wear out. Seems like they're becoming extinct. Thanks all for your inputs!
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