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    Hi guys was changing my alloys yesterday or well should I say was going to change my alloys to the snowflakes, when i went to take the Locking nut off the key just spun round, some doughnut has put them on far too right with the air rachet.

    Is there any alternative to get these off without going to vx? Obviously i'll need a new key but its just until they open again on Wednesday?

    Cheers

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    If your a member of the AA they have sockets that they can hammer over the nuts and remove them.

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    Unfortunately im not mate, I did try hammering a socket over the nut but with no joy, Don't know wether to drill them off ?

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    very careful you dont come a cropper removing them.... otherwise you'll fiind a socket wedged over them that spins too...
    Plasma's Tech2 services are now open and able to provide services

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    Yeah i've abandoned the socket wedging today lol, looks like i'll have to face defeat and wait til Wednesday one problem after another

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    If you have a ripper socket then you have a way forward.... But without then wait for the sake of a couple of days and get a replacement key.. Then take them all off! and get a set of McGards and dont let anyone near them with an airgun
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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    Then take them all off! and get a set of McGards
    This is easily the best advice when it comes to VX locking wheel nuts you will every find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    If you have a ripper socket then you have a way forward.... But without then wait for the sake of a couple of days and get a replacement key.. Then take them all off! and get a set of McGards and dont let anyone near them with an airgun
    I have a set in the garage if your interested? They are much better quality than the VX ones.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Sounds interesting Big Sig, much would you be looking for, for them?

    cheers

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    Pm me. I'm off put in a min so will reply later. Not sure how much postage would be as they are quite heavy. They were only put on the car once and then removed 3months later. They will be cheaper all in than new though!

    Before anyone complains I am more than happy to post pics with dates and prices later on if required.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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