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Wheel nuts

Post by SlowJohn » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:09 pm

Hi all,
Any advice on replacement wheel nuts? LR? OEM? Aftermarket?
I’m ready for another set. Ideally quality rather than low cost.



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Re: Wheel nuts

Post by anglefire » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:51 pm

Advanced factors would probably be my first port of call! Though I think the last set I bought were genuine LR via ebay!


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Re: Wheel nuts

Post by spiderbaby » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:36 pm

You could also try LR Parts (lrparts.net) - they are sometimes a little cheaper.

I use them but they are only up the road from me.


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Re: Wheel nuts

Post by SlowJohn » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:14 pm

Thanks gents.
Am I missing something? Why can’t you buy kits with 16 normal and 4 locking nuts? Why would I want 20 in a set?



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Re: Wheel nuts

Post by SlowJohn » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:17 pm

Ignore that .... you can!



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Re: Wheel nuts

Post by spiderbaby » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:14 pm

One possible reason is some (myself included) prefer not to use locking wheel nuts so gives options.

I have one locking wheel nut but that's on the spare on the swing out wheel carrier.


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Re: Wheel nuts

Post by SlowJohn » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:16 pm

spiderbaby wrote:One possible reason is some (myself included) prefer not to use locking wheel nuts so gives options..
Any particular reason?
I did think about that but I’m not a very trusting person Image



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Re: Wheel nuts

Post by anglefire » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:56 pm

One reason is they are a bitch to remove if they seize on - which is common.

Second reason, they are not often nicked as lifting a disco is not that easy!


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Re: Wheel nuts

Post by spiderbaby » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:47 am

Same reasons as Mark gives - if the locking nuts seize the're a pig to get off - especially if you're in the back end of nowhere with a flat.

I live and park in Liverpool - I work on the basis that if the scallies want the wheels they'll get them regardless.

It's the under slung and carrier mounted spares that are most vulnerable - so I use a guard and a locking nut on them.


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Re: Wheel nuts

Post by SlowJohn » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:17 am

Thanks again folks.
I got some from eBay claiming to be genuine Land Rover (with a price to match) but I’m not convinced.
What do we think?

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