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    Quick question guys/gals.

    If i am changing my wheels from bog-standard steel wheels onto alloys.

    Do I need to change my wheel nuts?

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    I didn't

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    Depends on the alloys. Some require tuner bolts. Are they VX alloys?

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    Well on my vauxhall sri's one's i used my standard steelie's and same on the 18" aftermarket did you use different bolts Glen ?

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    I would say yes, did this on an Escort and the nuts lossened, leaving me in quite a hairy situation. Ok it didnt fall off, but the wheels at the front were about 2cm from the hub so still dodgy !!!!

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    think there is more of a chamfered neck on the alloy bolts to the steel nuts - so i would deffo get a set of alloy nuts and locking bolts to boot

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    Hmmm think i'm in trouble then lol

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    Anyone any links to some ?

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    I remember being told when fitting the alloys to my Escort that steel wheel nuts are harder, whereas alloy wheel nuts are made softer, to bite and hold better ??

    It does make sense, as when I lifted the Escort up to swap the wheels (was only down my road) you could see where the nuts had cut into the alloy.....

    And yes, this is not a vectra so may be different. Bigmac, if they've been on for a while, ignore me as this will not be the case lol, sure you would have found out yourself lol !!!

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    Well i thought i was right i remember my bro who's manager at ATS saying to me that you can use the standard steelie bolt as there all the same and low and behold

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