Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Nuts?

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    Sam's Avatar
    AOC Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    34
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Nuts?

    At the moment, my mk3 Astra has 13" steel rims with 155/80/13 tyres. I have got some Astra GSi wheels to go on with 195/50/15 tyres, meant to be getting them bolted on to the car on the weekend (they could only fit the tyres to the wheels and balance them, as they didn't have enough time to bolt them on my car and do the tracking), but the guy there said I would need different wheel nuts to the ones that are currently being used on my car - is this true?

    I thought I could use the same ones? :?:

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    Nrj's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    4,807
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    That is correct as the ones for alloy wheels are longer
    Cant Think of Anything Funny To Say

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    Sam's Avatar
    AOC Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    34
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Nrj
    That is correct as the ones for alloy wheels are longer
    After asking the guys on MIGWeb the same question, it seems that I can use my existing wheel nuts, as only the head size is bigger, the actual thread size/length is still the same...

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    ade's Avatar
    AOC Premium Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    2,285
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    i fitted my gsi alloys to my mk3 using original steel wheel bolts and havent had any probs so far

  5. #5
    Status
    Offline
    Sam's Avatar
    AOC Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    34
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by repaid1969
    i fitted my gsi alloys to my mk3 using original steel wheel bolts and havent had any probs so far
    Excellent! That's what I wanted to hear!

  6. #6
    Status
    Online
    dtm_chris's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    2,108
    Mentioned in
    3 Post(s)
    Quoted
    2 Post(s)
    Normally with F*rds you have to get alloy wheel bolts, as the steel ones eat into the alloy. Maybe the bloke was confused?
    Now drives : 2002 Astra SRi Turbo in Black
    PREVIOUS ASTRA'S : 1990 GTE 2.0 8v | 1993 1.4 GLS | 1994 1.6 Cesaro | 1995 1.8 16v Sport

  7. #7
    Status
    Offline
    CARMODI's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    160
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    the bolt face ie the tapered bit just before the thread is diffrent for alloys and steels if not correct then they could work there way loose.
    Carmodi 01462 850355 Alloys, Brakes, Exhausts, Suspension, Spoilers, Tyres and much much more please call for prices.DISCOUNTS FOR MEMBERS OF ASTRA-SPORT.......01462 850 355 or email carmodi707@hotmail.com

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 22-07-2009, 18:34
  2. Christian Bale going nuts, really really nuts!!
    By Kev. in forum Chit Chat and a Warm Welcome!
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-02-2009, 01:17
  3. wheel nuts & locking nuts?
    By inmyvain in forum Chassis
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-08-2008, 12:29

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •