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Locking wheel nut - STEEL WHEELS.

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#1 06XP


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 01:32 PM

Hello All


I've just bought a set of winter tyres for my 06 XP. This probably means we are about to have the mildest winter on record - you may thank me later. In the meantime I'm now worried about nearly £300 worth of rubber being pinched. I appreciate it's unlikely but I'd rather not worry about it and  £30 seems a reasonable price for a set of LWN. But it is unclear if those I've seen are suitable for steel wheels or just alloys. I imagine those for steel wheels may be shorter? I have the original steel wheels so no locking nut has ever been fitted.


Any advice please?



#2 Ozzie


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 06:31 PM

the OEM alloy wheel nuts are designed to be used on a steel wheel ,

obviously they have to be because the spare is a standard steel wheel


not sure if after market locking nuts would have the dual fitment.


it does explain in the owners handbook


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:15 PM

I wouldn't bother. :) Locking wheel nuts are a pain. They eventually wear and get harder to get off. I swapped mine for normal ones.

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 07:45 AM

We have a spare set of bolts in a polystyrene tray, along with the security wheel but adaptor, that live in the tray under the drivers seat.