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Jam911
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:26 pm    Post subject: New Wheel Nut Set - Where to Buy Reply with quote

I just had Event Tyres (now the AA) fit a new set of rear tyres.
He showed me the bolts and they are corroded so I need a new set.
Where's the best place to get new ones please?
Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corroded as in falling appart or as in they need sanding down and repainting ?

The collars rot out ( the spacer ) and then they do need replaceing .. if not its just a sand and paint job.

Afraid i can only say OPC .. ive seen many aftermarket types .. hmm .. nice if they fit i guess .. most ive seen have too small tapers ( the cone bit ) and i dont like them .. my opinion only though .
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: New Wheel Nut Set - Where to Buy Reply with quote

Jam911 wrote:
I just had Event Tyres (now the AA) fit a new set of rear tyres.
He showed me the bolts and they are corroded so I need a new set.
Where's the best place to get new ones please?
Thanks


Hi Jam

I bought a complete set from Design 911 as when I inspected the car initially I'd noticed they were slightly rusted. I believe they also sell the Porsche genuine Thatcham set.

They're sitting on a desk at current so I can't really attest to the quality. However for all intensive purposes they appear to be absolutely fine and of the same proportions - to be honest I fully expect they'll fit just fine. Guess if you're still looking at the time I can let you know how they are when I've fitted them - won't be for another week or so though!

All the best
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do not buy from design 911, quality is very poor, the locking nut key sheared off on mine and the coded replacement i got from them didnt fit. In the end i had to have lugs welded on to remove them and a wheel refurb

When i complained they basically insulted me and threatened me with legal action if i told anyone
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pcat wrote:
Do not buy from design 911, quality is very poor, the locking nut key sheared off on mine and the coded replacement i got from them didnt fit. In the end i had to have lugs welded on to remove them and a wheel refurb

When i complained they basically insulted me and threatened me with legal action if i told anyone


Was this the Porsche genuine set they sell? Question Concerning, and as I say I haven't yet fitted mine so can't attest, though I've bought a few bits from them already and can't say any of it appears to be disastrous quality.

Perhaps you should be the one threatening legal action if they have sent you s--t!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Genuine Porsche ones will again rust after a year or two, I got over this by buying titanium ones, circa £350 from PorscheShop (!) quite a few years ago and still look as new.

On a side note, I also had a bad experience with Design 911, won't use them again. Saying that, PorscheShop aren't very good either!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought some Ti ones from here.(no affiliation).

Free postage to UK if ordered online.

http://www.world-motorsports.com/porsche-titanium-lug-bolt-set.html
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went for getting the from Fraserpart in the end.

Competitive and very helpful, especially when you don't order enough nuts !!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FraserPart, good call!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jam911 wrote:
I went for getting the from Fraserpart in the end.

Competitive and very helpful, especially when you don't order enough nuts !!


FraserPart are lovely people to deal with and great service - unlike some of the others mentioned...
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone bought these from this seller? Would be good to have a review.......I will post on General Chatter to widen the audience.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-Titanium-Alloy-Wheel-Bolts/132431190010?hash=item1ed58397fa:g:xKcAAOSwk~ZZ~2Vr
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pcat wrote:
Do not buy from design 911, quality is very poor, the locking nut key sheared off on mine and the coded replacement i got from them didnt fit. In the end i had to have lugs welded on to remove them and a wheel refurb

When i complained they basically insulted me and threatened me with legal action if i told anyone


Wow that is appalling Surprised
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you want original Porsche ones get a cost from your local OPC as they are cheaper than D911 most of the time and will deliver FOC. Don't forget to ask for 911iuk discount which should be good for 10% or 12.5% if you are feeling cheeky and push a bit more.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If its just surface rust, standard replacements will soon go the same way. To avoid a lot of unnecessary expense I just give mine a quick refurb every so often.

Whip them off the car, give them a quick wire brush and spray them over with a paint of your choice! - They then look as good as new for a year or two - then repeat!

I have Carrera Sports on my car, they are GT Silver as standard, so I use a tin of that so they match perfectly with the wheels.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martian wrote:
Genuine Porsche ones will again rust after a year or two, I got over this by buying titanium ones, circa £350 from PorscheShop (!) quite a few years ago and still look as new.

On a side note, I also had a bad experience with Design 911, won't use them again. Saying that, PorscheShop aren't very good either!


Had a terrible experience with Porscheshop and from what I can tell, Design 911 buy parts from OPCs and then mark them up Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

davidjf7 wrote:
Martian wrote:
Genuine Porsche ones will again rust after a year or two, I got over this by buying titanium ones, circa £350 from PorscheShop (!) quite a few years ago and still look as new.

On a side note, I also had a bad experience with Design 911, won't use them again. Saying that, PorscheShop aren't very good either!


Had a terrible experience with Porscheshop and from what I can tell, Design 911 buy parts from OPCs and then mark them up Grin


To be fair, I have to say that I had an issue with an order once with Design 911 (my mistake) and had a lovely chap in support help me. They have a huge number of SKU's on the website so I can't imagine it's a dive of a shop, though I don't doubt that the stuff is marked up and you can find it cheaper elsewhere. Personally, though, I haven't run into issues with them. I guess it just depends on individual experience and who you deal with support wise.
 
  
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