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Locking wheel nuts

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Binz, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Binz

    Binz Copenworld Regular

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    so I'm looking for some and tried out a McGuard set from Halfords last night. Trouble is they are longer than the originals so stick out a bit (they were standard, not 'tuner' type).

    looking online there's a type that look shorter but are not fully enclosed, so may look a bit odd http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/mountney-locking-wheel-p-1556.html
    (I currently have chrome MX5 wheel nuts, so would like something that wouldn't look too odd against them)

    Has anyone found a set that look good and don't stick out?
    My concern was that if they stick out a bit someone could just undo them with Stilsons or mole grips.

    Looking online I then stumbled across this http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/..._productId_196491_langId_-1_categoryId_255216

    so am now wondering if it is worth bothering with locking wheel nuts at all.

    what do you use?
     
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  2. scooty

    scooty Copenworld Regular

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  3. Binz

    Binz Copenworld Regular

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    thanks Andreas, do you have these on yours?
     
  4. Ken

    Ken Copenworld Member

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    Hi Binz,

    I have an Unopened Set of Genuine Daihatsu Locking Wheel Nuts.

    If your interested send me a PM.

    Ken.
     
  5. scooty

    scooty Copenworld Regular

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    Nope, I changed to some other after-market rims.

    Andreas
     
  6. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    My ones look like the SG petch ones & they stick out.
     
  7. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    You don't even need that halfords device to remove a lot of locking wheel nuts just bashing a tight fitting socket over the nuts can remove them.
    My previous car was a Citroen Pluriel convertible and the locking wheel bolts on that were almost impossible to remove without the correct key. The part of the bolt that stuck out just turned if you put anything on it they were much more secure than the type linked to on this thread. What they will do though is stop an opportunist thief who only has a wheel brace and some brick axle stands. So better than nothing really.
     
  8. nertman

    nertman Copenworld Regular

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    locking nuts

    hi guys buy mazda mx5 ones ,they fit a treat and dont stick out past the rims

    try your local main dealer as they aint that expensive
     
  9. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    I assume that the nuts have 12x1.5 dimensions, yeah?
     
  10. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    Yes no 6. I have an used set in my drawer here I just checked.
     
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