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    Question Locking Wheel nuts

    Does anyone Torque locking wheel nuts? I know its 110 for the normal wheel nuts but what about the locking wheel nuts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Does anyone Torque locking wheel nuts? I know its 110 for the normal wheel nuts but what about the locking wheel nuts?
    just nip em. as ive already snapped one key due to a certain garage lol

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    Yea thats the reason im asking, wonder if anyone had thought about this and whats best for the car and the locking nut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Yea thats the reason im asking, wonder if anyone had thought about this and whats best for the car and the locking nut.
    i niped mine to personal preference. theres another 4 bolts holding the wheel on so im not worried about how tight the locing wheel nut is
    apparantly its the same setting for the locking nut as the normal nuts 100-110nm. wouldnt reccomend though mate as the keys are rubbish.
    its bout £25 for a new key if oyu got the key code. if u aint got the code. "youl have to book it in sir" ha. glad i found my code. id angle grind them off & replace the wheels b4 the stealers touched it. unless uder warranty of course lol
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    Yea ive read sooo many probelms with VX keys I didnt even think about them, bought McGard instead.

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    I torque all mine up to 110 Nm, standard bolts and the locking one. Never had a problem - touch wood.

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    I've followed the advice of our mechanic mate. Obviously it depends a lot on what wheels you have on, Snowflakes, VXR wheels etc I can fully understand good locking wheel nuts but just normal ones, SRi's etc, just stick a bolt in. They're that common it's highly unlikely they'll be nicked. Before I swapped them to normal bolts I did them up the same as every other bolt. I wouldn't put them on and just nip them up. The wheel is designed to have 5 bolts holding it to the car, not 4 and a bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cont1204 View Post
    They're that common it's highly unlikely they'll be nicked.
    It's not just the wheels they prevent getting nicked. The price of tyres these days, thieves are just as likely to take the wheels off for the tyres.

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