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    Alternative locking wheel nuts

    My mechanic advised me to get rid of the standard Vaux/Astra locking wheel nuts as they're (i quote) "more trouble than they're worth".

    Must say, from memory 1 or 2 of them looked a bit battered.

    FFWD:::

    A lad at work has a Golf & he was telling me today he almost had his wheels whipped at the weekend. The only thing that stopped it from happening was his locking wheel nuts - so they robbed his VW centre caps instead, apart from 1 which was busted, so they left it on the floor.

    Now i know, if someone wants in & they REALLY want in, then they'll get in.

    But can anyone recommend any alternative locking wheel nuts? Anything that comes widely recommended, without costing the earth say? At the moment i have none in at all.

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    mcgard ones about £35 for a set

    and yeh if there the standard 3 pin ones theres s**te...

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    Mcgard ones are what I always fit too (Well 2 sets to make it a bit more interesting)
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    I did have a pic in my photobucket of what i had, but i must've deleted it. I'm sure it was the 3 pin though.


    what's so special about these McGard ones then?

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    Mc Guard here for me, they aint cheap but they are good and have had them on all of my alloys so far and touch wood, none have been taken
    Probably the ONLY Astra Mk3 sitting on Corsa D SXI rims!
    And Now a Diesel on Discs all round!

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=162503

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    Better design and less likly to break:



    These are the other ones I have fitted but dont know what make they are:

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    I had McGaurd ones on my old car and the key broke took it to a local tire place and it took them a good few hours to get off and broke several of there tools doing it! So I guess in one way they are good but in other ways bad lol every one I spoke to them recommends them I guess mine were done up to tight from previous owner and I didn't notice until I had a puncture!

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    lol, worst time to notice eh.

    Anyway ... http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_t...All-Categories

    Is that a load of tosh or is it right? I was assuming locking wheel nuts would be locking wheel nuts, but that link seems to suggest you get vehicle/manufacturer specific ones with these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_83 View Post
    lol, worst time to notice eh.

    Anyway ... http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_t...All-Categories

    Is that a load of tosh or is it right? I was assuming locking wheel nuts would be locking wheel nuts, but that link seems to suggest you get vehicle/manufacturer specific ones with these?
    yes you need to get manufacturer specific ones, for reasons such as some manufactures use bolts instead of nuts (VX use bolts where as some Ford use nuts like the Fiesta) and also different thread pitches, lengths etc
    Probably the ONLY Astra Mk3 sitting on Corsa D SXI rims!
    And Now a Diesel on Discs all round!

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=162503

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turboshed View Post
    yes you need to get manufacturer specific ones, for reasons such as some manufactures use bolts instead of nuts (VX use bolts where as some Ford use nuts like the Fiesta) and also different thread pitches, lengths etc
    Ah right. Thanks for the tip fella.

    Could be getting purchased some time in the near future then!

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