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    I've been refurbing my wheels and calipers for the last few days (black pre-facelift SRi 17's with orange calipers). So I get to the last wheel for refurb. The rest are done. Go to take the wheel off. Nuts won't budge (tyre changed by local depot around 6k ago)

    I'm at work so it wasn't hard to find a good strong bar. Found one easy enough, crack the first four nuts with ease, get to the locking nut and SNAP!

    The socket has cracked, the edges of it are shot.

    Just wait till I get my hands on the bast4rds in the morning. Thank God I wasn't in the middle of nowhere when I needed to get it off!!!

    How daft do I feel now with 3 black alloys and 1 silver?

    What a crap night.

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    Thats just like my luck

    we really do need stronger anti theft nuts


    But you are setting a new trend now

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    Every cloud and all that Thunder

    I'm not putting the sodding locking nuts back on once I get this sorted.

    I can see me, unique code in hand down at the VX dealers tomorrow though.

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    you need some locks on Deadman

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    The motor's garaged every night anyway. But if they did get stolen, the insurance might buy me some flakes!

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    i see you've got it thought out

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    how much and ill nick em lol

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    same thing happened to me six weeks ago, didn't break but couldn't get it off, tyre place used a windy gun on them. HI-Q in Carterton wanted half hours labour plus £50 for locking nuts, guess what I told him?

    Took it to the brother in laws garage a few miles away, off in seconds!

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    Hi Robbie.

    It was Dowleys who did this, I remember the bloke who did it, he was about 60. Off down there in a bit.

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    Right they're getting it out as we speak. They were sound and had a go there and then but when it wouldn't budge they argued that I've damaged the socket trying to get it out.

    They're charging me £22.50 (ish).

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