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    I am thinking about buying a new plastic sheathed socket that will fit the Vectra's wheel nuts and prevent the alloy wheels from metal contact damage. The problem is my Vectra is 260 miles away so I am unable to refer to the handbook, or put a socket on one of the wheel nuts.

    Can anybody tell me the correct size ?

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    Vehicle : Vectra C OPC Estate

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    It´s a 17mm head on the bolts, if it is "oe" bolts you are using.

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    Yep 17 mm
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

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    Thank very much, and sooooo quick !

    Yes I am using OE wheel bolts, holding on 18'' multi-spoke (W8) alloys.
    Last edited by Pete Elite; 1st January 2012 at 19:37.

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    There should already be covers on the bolts, depending on wheel type

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    Yes there are plastic graphite coloured covers on each wheel bolt.

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    Can you just not wrap some electrical tape around the socket? Would be a lot cheaper and just as effective. Unless you particularly want new tools........ Which are very nice
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    halfords sell a special wheel nut socket that is 17mm abouit 3" long and has a blue sheaf on it for alloy wheel protection

    would post a link but cant get on the halfords site at the moment

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    I bought a set of 4 from machine mart for about 17 quid. Still had to wrap tape onto the locking wheel key though

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    Why not just buy the matching cover set for the locking bolt?
    Equally, I cannot see why the bolt would ever touch the alloy wheel apart from at its securing point, and I have never seen any issues or deformation (unless the wrong torque was used)

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