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How do I get them to fit with out problems

Ok so I have a set of new lightning wheels I want to put on my 95 lightning I know there is a trick to getting them to fit but what is it.


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they have to be drilled out!

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they have to be drilled out!
What needs to be drilled out? The center hub or lug holes ?

Any brake clearence issues ?

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nope just get a drill bit that is only 1/16th bigger than the hole in the second gen wheels. drill them and they should mount up with no issues. mine went on with no problems i sold them before i sold the truck thought g.l!

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nope just get a drill bit that is only 1/16th bigger than the hole in the second gen wheels. drill them and they should mount up with no issues. mine went on with no problems i sold them before i sold the truck thought g.l!
Hey thanks for replying, but you didnt really say what hole. Hub or lugs?

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do i need any special lugnuts or will my stock 95 nuts work?
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You will need the GEN 2 style lug nuts.

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ok the new lugnuts wont fit the old studs, so now what do we do and i cant find a old style nut with a build in washer like the new style.
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Other GEN 1 owners had mentioned getting the newer style lugnuts with the standard thread size. It may be something you have to order if you can't find them locally.

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Hey I asked the same ? and this is what I was told.

The offset is slightly different. Doesn't cause a big problem. The grease cap for the front wheel bearings will hit the center cap unless you "dent" the grease cap (tacky) or use a 1/4" spacer on the front wheels. The rears are fine. The Gen 2 wheels are hubcentric and the hub size on the drums in rear and rotors up front are the same size. The Gen 2 wheels take a flat lugnut, not the tapered kind. The F-250 dualie lugnut from '96 and probably earlier have the lugnut you can use. If you go to a spacer for the front and the flat faced lugnuts you'll have to change the studs in the front rotors. Stock is 2 and 3/16th inch long and I used the Moroso 3" long ones to replace the stockers. The rear is fine unless you choose to use a spacer to move the rear wheels out a little bit. Then the same will apply for the rear studs as well. Stock rear studs are 1 and 13/16th inch long and I would think using the fronts in the rear would provide the necessary length increase to accomodate a spacer and the flat lugnuts They're just a bit harder to deal with to change.

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thanks thats just what i needed to know, great info and description
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read this thread, this is how i did it:
http://www.nloc.net/vbforum/gen-1-li...-question.html

I ended up getting some black 1/2" washer style lug nuts off ebay and they look ok, you cant see them at all due to the recess i the wheels. Good luck!

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If you drill the holes out with a 17.5mm drill bit they will be correct.
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