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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Wheel nuts Reply with quote

Folks,

I took off the nuts yesterday to spray them silver.

As I removed them it was obvious the collars were falling apart. I therefore would appear to need a set of replacements.


Are all nuts the same, as they say? I would normally go with OPC parts.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Richu,

This is a common if somewhat alarming problem. If you are running spacers you will need longer bolts, otherwise standard length are fine.

I bought a set from a porsche breakers on fleabay and then painted them, much cheaper than a new set! Some more useful info here:

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=133104
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my replacements from https://www.frazerpart.com/
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if your locking nut collars also need replacing- rather than buy a new set- just buy 4 more new bolts. The bolts will knock through the collars relatively easily- I heated the collars with a blowtorch to expand them a tad first. then set the collar on the vice and tapped the old bolts out and new ones in.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found that the modern 997 locking wheel bolts were rather ugly and the design made them very difficult to refurb. So I changed mine to a set of the older design that I had on my Boxster. OCD... possibly! Dont know
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like the look of these - I have the McGard ones which do look tatty.

My concern would be that you could bang a hex head onto those and then be able to remove them - is this not possible?

Does anyone know if there is a Porsche 'official' locking nut? I am due to renew my warrantee later and they will bounce it if I am non-compliant.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are supplied by Porsche and my car has an extended OPC warranty, so no problems there. A normal hex socket would quickly round-off the splines.

To be honest, I would not get too hung-up on them, a lot of people run their cars with no locking bolts at all. After all, I cannot remember the last time I heard of someone having just their alloy wheels stolen Question
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went in another direction and put titanium bolts on to mine. No more rust or discolouration although definitely not the cheapest option out there.

I also gave the locking bolts a miss. I don’t have a warranty to worry about so it doesn’t affect me if OPCs get hung up about them missing.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The spline type of locking wheel bolt .. it never gives a problem .. well at least not for me and I've seen a few !!

The later type .. the one in the middle of the picture .. its junk .. it corrodes so you cant get the lock nut on it .. the lock nut often slips and there is a range of lock nuts that are made of a 2 piece monkey metal .. the parts separate then slip then break.

Basically if you have this type i would highly recommend binning them or never driving the car in the wet .

Did i mention i hate them with a passion Question
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, where do I source the spline nuts?

As opposed to pine nuts😂

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you go Richard - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-PORSCHE-LOCKING-WHEEL-BOLTS-996-997-987-986-BOXSTER-CAYMAN-PANAMERA-/182659911122?hash=item2a87610dd2
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see the point in them at all. Your car has a tilt sensor on so as soon as someone tries to jack it up, the alarm goes off. If someone really wanted to steal your alloys, the locking wheel nuts would be last of their problems.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I covered my bolts with ACF50 and then fitted rubber silicone covers that I sourced from the evilbay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-x-17mm-Silicone-Wheel-Nut-Caps-Bolt-Covers-fit-Audi-VW-Vauxhall-Bmw-Mercedes/183670979793?hash=item2ac3a4bcd1:g:7TwAAOSwH1Vawk8W

Above link is an example of what I am using. These also cover the locking bolt. Works well for me and solves that OCD problem.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everybody for the input.

I have bought a new set of nuts and locking wheel nuts.

The colour match is a lot better than the rusty old ones, whose collars were literally falling apart - scarily!

Like the silicone covers, mind - might have gone for those if I knew about them and could have got them in silver.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Titanium with no lockers for the win!
 
  
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