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    Default Advice on VX locking wheelnuts

    ........Chuck the B***** things away

    IF anyone hasn't removed theirs recently then i advise you to see if they will undo as i had the locking key break today - and no the nuts weren't done up to tight because i put copper slip on them and do them up quarter of a turn after finger tight

    New key is £25+vat from the stealer and this is my second set of nuts in a year due to the fact they seem to weld themselves to the wheels so better to check them now rather than on a dark country lane cause the AA won't be able to get them out

    PS. Does anyone know of a good after-market set?

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    The Vectaru has McGard (Thatcham Cat 1 approved ones) which came when we bought the black Team Dynamics wheels - so not 100% sure of price, but I gather about £40-ish. They're v good - not had any problems withthem

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    And just a note to say that if anyone does smash their locking BOLTS that Plasma and I have the tools and technique to solve your problem...So if your genuine bolts are shot, drop either of us a line..

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    i have VX ones and McGard on all wheels , will check my VX ones 2moro......Cheers

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    my dads vx ones snapped and he lost the code so had to have them drilled out cost him £80,wouldnt sell him another lockin key,thieves

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    I broke mine trying to remove a bolt shortly after the car had front susspension mod carried out at the garage. Went back saying how the **** is the missus supposed to undo them if she gets a flat. Yeah fair enough they can be done up tight using a gun as they are square on to the bolt but using a brace it just twists & breaks away the outside of the key! Also I foud it just about impossible to undo any of the bolts using the 8" long supplied wheel wrench. Went & got one of those extendable wrenchs now.

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