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    VXRed
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    Default Locking nuts

    I haver just bought a set of genuine locking wheel nuts and when tightening the first one it started to slip and thenrealised it had stripped inside? They seem real poor quality, to soft so to speak, anyone else had this problem?

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    Mine had not stripped. But a certain tyre fitting company, did the nuts up so tight that the locking key slipped of the nuts and would not undo. The only way was to have a bar welded onto the locking nut to remove it.
    Then fit new locking nuts

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    If you got them from a Vauxhall dealer you may stand a chance if you take them back and explain the situation -- or were they eBay specials

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    Heard of a few sets breaking. I've got TPi ones on my H and quality is great


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    No they are definitely genuine Vauxhall, compared to other licking nuts I find the adapter des not sit in very far, poor deign with the serrations I think, will look for something different, I was also thinking, do people actually pinch wheels anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VXRRy View Post
    Heard of a few sets breaking. I've got TPi ones on my H and quality is great
    From GNJ Motorsport? I have ordered some today, the original ones have been done up too tight previously by the look of them - lots of pieces of the 'star' have broken off! Very rusted too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tye_time View Post
    From GNJ Motorsport? I have ordered some today, the original ones have been done up too tight previously by the look of them - lots of pieces of the 'star' have broken off! Very rusted too.
    Yeah GNJ do them


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    How much torque does vauxhall recommend??

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    I've been told about 140nm for the nuts and 80nm for the lock nuts?

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    110nm for all of them.

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