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# 137958 14-Dec-2013 19:34
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Hey guys, 

I recently purchased a set of alloy wheels from a Toyota scrapyard.
Got the wheel nuts too (which is different than the steel wheel ones.)

 

So today I got my tyres replaced and when the guy was done putting it all on, he gave me 1 of the alloy nuts back and said that this particular one is the wrong one and does not fit (the other ones are fine.).
He said it kept going on a never ending loop and would've destroyed the threads had he kept going. 
So for a temporary fix, he used 1 of the nuts from the steel wheels.

 

Which looks out of place and he also said to remove it asap, but that it's not a big safety issue, ..but a safety issue nonetheless.

The place that I got it from is in Avondale and opens monday-saturday.

 

I'll need to use the motorway to get there...and don't wanna die midway :)


So does anyone have a similar one that fits a 14 inch alloy wheel taken from a 1996 Toyota Levin ? My car is a 2004 Toyota Allex.




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  # 952277 14-Dec-2013 19:38
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If no luck here, try Repco or SuperCheap maybe?

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  # 952294 14-Dec-2013 19:47
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A local wrecker might be the best bet

 
 
 
 




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  # 952308 14-Dec-2013 19:50
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johnr: A local wrecker might be the best bet


Yea I plan on going back to the wrecker I got it from on Monday.
But I'd have to drive via the motorway and am just worried the non-matching nuts will not hold well at high speed.

No wreckers are open on Sunday  I don't think.

 

I'm gonna try BigHammer's suggestion and go to Repco and see if they sell wheel nuts.

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  # 952314 14-Dec-2013 20:10
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Pick-a-part.
Normally $1 each
Standard toyota mag wheel nut from 1986ish on.
M12x1.5 thread

Have a spare set in tauranga if you want them?

Cheers
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  # 952320 14-Dec-2013 20:16
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gumboot19: Pick-a-part.
Normally $1 each
Standard toyota mag wheel nut from 1986ish on.
M12x1.5 thread

Have a spare set in tauranga if you want them?

Cheers
Darren


With Pick-a-part, won't i have to find a toyota, then take the bolts off the wreck myself ? 

 

Or do they have one stocked up.

If it's the standard  mag nuts, how come the one in the pic doesn't match ? It was in the same box given to me lol.

 

Sorry if i seem a bit ditzy..ha.


In Tauranga you'd have to ship 'em though.

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  # 952321 14-Dec-2013 20:23
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coolcat21:
If it's the standard  mag nuts, how come the one in the pic doesn't match ? It was in the same box given to me lol. Sorry if i seem a bit ditzy..ha.


You have to make sure the thread is correct (so stud diameter and thread pitch), the shank diameter is the same, and shank length for shouldered nuts, so there's a lot to go wrong even if they look similar!

At pick-a-part I think they normally remove wheels before putting the cars out, so they are likely to just have a big box of nuts to rumage through.

http://www.pickapart.co.nz/



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  # 952325 14-Dec-2013 20:25
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RunningMan:
coolcat21:
If it's the standard  mag nuts, how come the one in the pic doesn't match ? It was in the same box given to me lol. Sorry if i seem a bit ditzy..ha.


You have to make sure the thread is correct (so stud diameter and thread pitch), the shank diameter is the same, and shank length for shouldered nuts, so there's a lot to go wrong even if they look similar!

At pick-a-part I think they normally remove wheels before putting the cars out, so they are likely to just have a big box of nuts to rumage through.

http://www.pickapart.co.nz/


Can they help me torque it to the wheel ? I'm pretty useless at that, have yet to learn (i'm lazy, I just call the AA if i have a flat tyre lolz)

 
 
 
 


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  # 952327 14-Dec-2013 20:30
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Doubt they'd help you there - do you have any sort of wheel brace in your car?



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  # 952328 14-Dec-2013 20:31
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RunningMan: Doubt they'd help you there - do you have any sort of wheel brace in your car?


the one that came with the car yep

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  # 952330 14-Dec-2013 20:33
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Sorry for any confusion.

This is a standard toyota part to fit toyota mag wheels.

Aftermarket mag wheels normally use a wheel nut with a taper.

Running a vehicle with one missing wheel nut for a short distance on smooth roads should not pose an issue providing:
All the other wheel studs and nuts are in good condition
They are correctly torqued up
You stop and check if anything feels or seems untoward while driving
The wheel is the correct fit for the hub spigot, or the correct hub centring rings are fitted.
You treat the above as free advice only

regards
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  # 952333 14-Dec-2013 20:39
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coolcat21: If it's the standard  mag nuts, how come the one in the pic doesn't match ? It was in the same box given to me lol. Sorry if i seem a bit ditzy..ha.


Either the thread inside the nut is stripped/wrong size or the nut is too long so that it would tighten on the hub without contacting the wheel. You're in the best position to look at the threads or compare that nut with the others.

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  # 952338 14-Dec-2013 20:47
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coolcat21:
RunningMan: Doubt they'd help you there - do you have any sort of wheel brace in your car?


the one that came with the car yep


Check to see if it's the same size as the nuts you have fitted, and you should be able to use that to undo and replace one nut. They need to be done up reasonably tight by hand, but if you're thinking of standing on the wheel brace, that's too tight!

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  # 952359 14-Dec-2013 21:26
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i'm pretty sure you won't die over a weekend. over a long time quite likely. but you will feel wobble before you die. the wobble happens if/when the other nuts start to loosen. but extremely unlikely over a weekend. but I am not god I have no crystal ball and I will not be responsible for any calamity.




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  # 952372 14-Dec-2013 22:44
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coolcat21: 
But I'd have to drive via the motorway and am just worried the non-matching nuts will not hold well at high speed.


I'd be more concerned with high speed sharp cornering than going fast in a straight line, and then even you have a better chance of getting taken out by another motorist than your wheel nuts failing you.



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  # 952395 15-Dec-2013 00:52
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insane:
coolcat21: 
But I'd have to drive via the motorway and am just worried the non-matching nuts will not hold well at high speed.


I'd be more concerned with high speed sharp cornering than going fast in a straight line, and then even you have a better chance of getting taken out by another motorist than your wheel nuts failing you.


Haha amen to that. 

 

Road rage is getting ....really ragy in Auckland :(

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