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Hi, when I bought my used OEM 15" x 6" 7-spoke alloys recently, I knew I'd need new lug nuts.
I went to NAPA Auto Parts, explained what I needed, and they sold me a box of lug nuts.
When I got home, I found that the lug nuts were flat, and came with washers -- but I'm pretty sure I need 'acorn' style, don't I?
Can someone who knows for sure, weigh in on this? I'd appreciate it - for the record, here's what they sold me:

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But here's what the wheel looks like - the holes seem like they'd need acorns:

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Thanks for any advice!!
 

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Definitely acorn. 12mm x 1.5 thread IIRC. Just got done buying new ones on eBay not too long ago. Came to about a buck per nut, shipped.
 

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2006BOPxB - The EM-7 wheels you have are hub-centric and use a self-centering conical lug nut as pictured below. Either a close-ended (acorn) cap lug nut, or an open-ended lug nut, will fit.
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Also, the ones they sold you will not work with your xB's OEM spare wheel.

Looking forward to seeing your xB with the EM-7's mounted.
Frank
 

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... Do you recommend getting the locking nut for each wheel?
Yes, although this is can be a no-win scenario. If they really want your wheels the pros will get them. Having wheels locks will not stop a thief, it only slows down the amateur ones. If there is only one lock on a wheel, they will undo the three lugs and use the wheel as a fulcrum to break the remaining lug. Having two or more locking nuts is a maintenance and flat tire nuisance but makes a more effective deterrent. Also, it is a good idea to get a spare lock nut key.
 

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whole wheel pic please.....
Sure thing; I love how these look on the xB!
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I bought these via Facebook Marketplace; there were 3 wheels with tires, for $95.

The two I'm using have 185/65 R15 tires; I put them on the front to correct the speedometer error. The third rim had a different size tire so I'm not using it at the moment; when I get a fourth rim I'll put 185/65's on both and add them to the back.

Passenger side has a couple of deep gouges, like it hit a curb hard at some point.

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