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    Default well went to change my alloys today

    and guess what ? had a go at the locking nuts and after about 2 shots they did come off wow so i said to my self good sign they didnt snap the key. did the passenger side first and all went well did the drivers side started to pinch the bolts up before puting the car back on the ground and the f****** bolt snapt arrrrrrrrrrr and its about a few threads down no way of getting at it with mole grips looks like its a drill out job and re thread. so i said ok move to the back now all the bolts wer on tight as it took me ages to free them so started on the drivers rear car lifted on a wee trolly jack.. bolts out including the locking bolt and the f****** alloy is stuck solid had a few hits at the back of it but just dont have the room to get a good smack with a hammer so end up peed off and just put the front alloys back on put bolts back in and gave up for now lol as i had some where i had to be so looks like it a garage to drill the broken bolt out and re thread the hole and will prob get them to pull the rear alloys off wen its up on the ramps the bolts i got off the lad when i got his alloys but im a bit miffed how it just snapt and no i wasnt jumping on it lol before some 1 says lol

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    I always "tighten" up the locking nuts myself. I forgot when i got my tie rods changed and they torqued them up the the correct tightness. Yes, it slipped when i checked it so I went back to the garage who manged eventually to get them off.

    Useless VX wheel nuts.............

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    my back wheel was stuck on solid i ended up lieing on my back and kicking the wheel with all my strength and finally got it cracked off best advice is kick it at opposite ends example 12 o clock and 6 o'clock the 3 and 9 if you know what i mean then i put copper grease on the wheel and hub to stop it seizing up again as its dissimilar metals alloy and steel together cause corrosion

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    You don't have to hit from behind a swift kick with the sole of your foot on the side of outside of the wheel with all bolts removed will shift it or is it just me

    just to late again doh

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    exactly what paul said lol and what i said lol

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    lol well i hit it 3 or 4 times with a bit of wood and a hammer no joy diff parts of the wheel . now it wasnt the locking bolt that broke it was a normal bolt do u think it was fractured im a bit concerned that some more may snap?as i was puting very little force on the bolt? i was going to try sat morning agian but dont want any more snapt bolts lol and i dont have a torque wrench what worried me was it snapt wen i was tightning the bolt up wen it was in the air not on the ground so there was very lite force thats why im thinking maby the bolts are iffy. its the 1s that u put on with a wee sort of trox/hex bar the thin type. i know the rears will move eventualy with some more smacks lol. as it stands im prob looking@about £40 for the 1 bolt drilled and re threaded hole dont want any more going lol

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