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    I've got my sri alloys now, and was going to buy some locking wheel nuts when the spotty gimp in the shop asked me whether i had the right nuts anyway?

    He said i couldn't fit the sri alloys with the nuts from my steel rims?

    Is this so? If so, where can i get the right set at the right rpice inc. locking nuts???

    Cheers in advance guys...

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    ive got some locking nuts somewhere
    if i find them you can have them (will have a look tomorrow)

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    JCB, I had the same prob when changing from steels to alloys, the main dealer parts dept said they were the same, the guy i bought the alloys from said they were different and threw them in with the wheels anyway, but they look exactly the same as my steel ones.

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    i used the same nuts my steelies where on , are they the wrongs now ? got me worried .

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectra 2.0 t
    ive got some locking nuts somewhere
    if i find them you can have them (will have a look tomorrow)
    Totally off subject, Vectra 2.0 t, were you on the M6 yesterday about 4pm'ish heading towards birmingham.

    I was in a black facelift SRi, you waved at me as I passed.... I think you had your wife or girlfriend with you ??

    Ooops, just checked and it was you !! - I remember your number plate. Hope you meet up on the next midlands meet... Small world...

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    oh no ive been spotted.
    i wondered if you were someone off here.
    p.s nice looking facelift youve got there mate

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    Alloy wheel nuts have a chamfered collar, between the bit where the spanner goes and the thread, where as steel ones are much more like a basic looking bolt.

    If you fit the wrong ones the nuts can work loose and / or crack the alloy wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pte
    Alloy wheel nuts have a chamfered collar, between the bit where the spanner goes and the thread, where as steel ones are much more like a basic looking bolt.

    If you fit the wrong ones the nuts can work loose and / or crack the alloy wheel.
    thats what he said, so where can i buy these nutters then??

    p.s. vectra 2.0 t, cheers mate...

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    Halfrauds sell them, or I guess VX wouldn`t be too expensive. Or any alloy wheel supplier near you, I paid £1.50 each for a set ...

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    best idea is a scrap yard who have sold the alloys of a breaker
    http://www.vauxhallspares.co.uk/

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