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    Just found that my lock nut adapter is not the right one for the wheels. They are Vx nuts (star shape) but how do I find out what to order. Need to do it soon as my tyres are like racing slicks lol

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    Id either go down to VX and ask them to come and have a look, or use one of those horrible locking wheelnut removers and buy a new set of bolts

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    Thanks for the reply. Vx said they would "Try" to find out which it was but no longer have the full set of locking nuts so cant promise LOL (jokers) Anyway they said the alternative was to chisel them off! Those locking wheelnut removers look good though! Thanks

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    If your wheelnuts have the spinning ring on the outer edge then the removal tool won't work.You can take a picture of the nut and send it to a guy on ebay so he can match it £30 I think or do what I did and mask all around the nut and weld another nut to it - job done !

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    Cut the spinning collar off and hammer a socket over the nut and they'll come out

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    Or call the RAC/AA as they can get them off in about 2 mins a wheel (let one of the wheels down before they arrive). Or call the local tyre fitters and ask them if they have a Dynomec locking wheel nut remover http://www.dynomec.co.uk/

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    The product video shows VX locking nuts being removed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFXfEhTi8VU

    It is beyond belief that dealers and tyre fitting places do not carry these as standard
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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    The product video shows VX locking nuts being removed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFXfEhTi8VU

    It is beyond belief that dealers and tyre fitting places do not carry these as standard
    Been to my local garage today who are pretty good and this is what they used to get them off. £30 including new standard bolts so not bad. Now I can get my new tyres :-)

    Its been an eye opener having always had BMW's where I had a similar problem. BMW just pulled out a complete kit of locknuts and whipped them off for free. Vauxhall however have a full kit but every dealer in the North West has lost most of them and not replaced them! Considering they work on the cars everyday its amazing that that they would not have replaced them and instead rely on the customer bringing the key with them on the day. Even better was their quote of £370+ Vat (labour) for fitting a turbo. When my Vx dies I am going back to BM.

    Thanks for all the replies guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    Cut the spinning collar off and hammer a socket over the nut and they'll come out

    How would you cut the collar off mate? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by obews View Post
    If your wheelnuts have the spinning ring on the outer edge then the removal tool won't work.You can take a picture of the nut and send it to a guy on ebay so he can match it £30 I think or do what I did and mask all around the nut and weld another nut to it - job done !
    They had the spinning ring thing :-( No welder so I was forced to go and pay a garage, good idea though if you can weld.

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