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Wheel Nuts

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Snowdrop, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi,
    Can anyone recommend what I should do, I looked at my wheel nuts the other day and they looked a bit tatty, there are so many different sorts for sale which to go for? have any of you Copenworld members changed yours? and can you recommend any? I have thought about sending mine away to be re-chromed, any advice would be very much appreciated on this matter please.
     
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  2. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    Mx5 wheel nuts fit the Copen, apparently.
     
  3. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Copenworld Newbie

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    Many thanks DAG I will check that out
     
  4. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi DaG,
    All sorted just got 16 chrome ones off ebay (Mx5 ones) for £17 + £5 postage so I am quite pleased with that, thanks for your advice
     
  5. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    DaG liked the sound of some Australian ones called tag-nuts!

    copen nuts are 12mm x 1.5. Same thread and many Hondas also.
     
  6. alz2605

    alz2605 Copenworld Regular

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    Did they specify the length? I managed to buy to sets of different nuts & both were twice the length of the originals & stuck out way too far.

    The aftermarket ones say they fit your car & they do but they're not identical to the originals.
     
  7. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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  8. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    :D Had to look that one up. Not a nut you'd want to eat or use to hold your wheels on.
    BTW, Ausssies call them Dags
     
  9. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    Yes watch the length. The locking wheel nuts I had on minewere over long for a Copen. I was paranoid I'd catch them on the curb and bend a stud or shred the threads. Scuffing my nuts didn't bother me too much but I had no idea how much force would be applied to the stud if it did happen. I fairly quickly got a second hand set off Ebay of genuine Daihatsu one's. :)
     
  10. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    Oh is it DaG nuts :rolleyes:, it seems word of you has reached downunder! :D

    Can't say I'm surprised, I see the link. :p
     
  11. Old Badger

    Old Badger Copenworld Regular

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    Managed to buy a set of MX5 brand new chrome nuts on ebay for 16 quid!! Perfect fit and they look amazing! :)
     
  12. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi Old Badger,
    Well done to you, I purchased the same brand new Mx5 chrome ones, arrived today for £17, and I totally agree they certainly finish off the wheels
     
  13. JulesAtCumbria

    JulesAtCumbria Copenworld Regular

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    Yeah, it's a no-brainer, isn't it Badger? I was treated to a complete new set of alloys under warranty at Christmas and they are severely let down by those ghastly old rusty wheel nuts - must do that with my March Copen-dough! :)
     
  14. Old Badger

    Old Badger Copenworld Regular

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    Yes Jules I agree with you - the standard Daihatsu nuts are horrible:( MLC is going in on Monday to get the wheels refurbed - should look good with the new nuts! :D
     
  15. JulesAtCumbria

    JulesAtCumbria Copenworld Regular

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    HaHa - made me giggle! :)
     
  16. martyndh

    martyndh Copenworld Newbie

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    Didnt realise how bad my wheel nuts were until i checked them out after reading this thread. Took the advice, again from here, and ordered a set of MX5 ones from Ebay at £16.50 delivered and have to say the wheels are transformed. They do stick out a little but I dont think that will be a problem as they are too high for most kerbs.
     
  17. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    The copen's nuts are 21 x 21 mm. I don't think its easy to find ones that small.
     
  18. Old Badger

    Old Badger Copenworld Regular

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    Oh no!! I never knew I had very small nuts :eek: :D
     
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