TIPEC

The TIPEC Forum
It is currently Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:19 am
Asset Trust


All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Wheel Nuts
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 11:33 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:07 pm
Posts: 4
Location: Cheshire
TIPEC membership: 7502
Can I have advice on replacing locking wheel nuts.

Alloy wheels are no longer scarce so I, perhaps incorrectly, feel that the hassle of using locking nuts is unnecessary and inconvenient.
I thought about replacing with standard nuts. Is there any advantage in closed end or open end nuts and what sort would people recommend ?

_________________
928 S4 1990
Jaguar XK8 Conv 2003
Challenger E Type (Sold)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wheel Nuts
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 4:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:22 am
Posts: 1390
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon
TIPEC membership: 4635
I dispensed with my locking wheel nuts too — was taking wheels off too often, and I can't remember when I've seen alloys 'nicked' since about 1987. I simply replaced with 4 more of the existing black, magnesium nuts (or rather I bought 20 new nuts as I'm a bit OCD about my 928 and the old ones were scruffy).

_________________
928 S4 Amazon Green 91MY


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wheel Nuts
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 4:44 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:43 pm
Posts: 12091
Location: Chatham, Kent
TIPEC membership: 4190
If you were competing as in racing then the nuts (oo-er) must be open & 1 1/2 threads showing beyond the nut.
However for road use the standard nuts are fine. If te same as the 944 then they're aluminium & prone to either stripping or shearing.
Personally I'd get some new ones & USE a torque wrench. From memory 130NM but check.

_________________
Jim

http://tipec.net/region_southeastlondon.php

2005 Porsche Cayenne S
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Now sold!
2010 Mazda MX5 Mk3.5 2.0 Sport Tech
2000 Porsche Boxster S SOLD!
1987 Porsche 944 2.5


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group