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#1 MiniBGT

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 03:45 PM

I have a set of Minispares 4.5x10 alloy wheels with their Locknut3 security wheel nuts on a '69 Mini.  I find that the key does not locate very positively and easily burrs the locators on the nut or the key itself wears.  Has anyone else experienced this?  Are there any suitable alternative security nuts available?



#2 DeadSquare

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:41 PM

It is a common problem.

 

Alloy wheels used to be rare and worth pinching.  

 

There are now probably twice as many set of wheel as there are Minis.

 

I have dumped all my security nuts.



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Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:43 PM

The problem most happens when people leave the locking nut to be the last one to undo. It should be the first undone and the last done up.



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Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:56 PM

What is the rational for that nicklouse?



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Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:57 PM

I agree with leaving them off, the Mini will be far more desirable to thieves as a whole than just the alloy wheels. The garage damaged mine when changing tyres (they assures me me they didn't use a windy gun on them!) but they replaced them with standard nuts and I have left it like that now



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Posted 03 January 2020 - 05:04 PM

What is the rational for that nicklouse?

There is less force on it. Just the same as you torque things in a certain way and remove them in the reverse order so you don’t over exert any single item. 
 

why is it the last nut that is always a problem on just about every job? 



#7 MikeRotherham

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 05:57 PM

I bought a set of these for mine which seem quite substantial:

 

https://www.ebay.co....bYAAMXQoiJRiHmz

 

I always torque them up to manufacturers specificatiions

 



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Posted 04 January 2020 - 08:31 AM

I bought a set of these for mine which seem quite substantial:

 

https://www.ebay.co....bYAAMXQoiJRiHmz

 

I always torque them up to manufacturers specificatiions

 

Do they fit the Minispares 10" alloys?  Is the thread the same as the later model Minis?



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Posted 04 January 2020 - 09:32 PM

 

I bought a set of these for mine which seem quite substantial:

 

https://www.ebay.co....bYAAMXQoiJRiHmz

 

I always torque them up to manufacturers specificatiions

 

Do they fit the Minispares 10" alloys?  Is the thread the same as the later model Minis?

 

I think they are mainly to fit the genuine Rover 'Minilites' which on mine are 12" The taper is correct to fit the wheel studs and they also match the standard Rover wheel nut as per:

 

http://www.minispare...|Back to search

Perhaps Minispares could advise you if they would be suitable.

 

As an alternative McGard locking wheel nuts seem pretty strong. I had a set for a TR7 and was very pleased with them. I got them from Halfords.


Edited by MikeRotherham, 04 January 2020 - 09:58 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2020 - 09:53 PM

 

I bought a set of these for mine which seem quite substantial:

 

https://www.ebay.co....bYAAMXQoiJRiHmz

 

I always torque them up to manufacturers specificatiions

 

Do they fit the Minispares 10" alloys?  Is the thread the same as the later model Minis?

 

All Minis had the same thread.  But wheels have had many different seat designs.






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