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Series 2 different size wheel nuts front to rear?

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by Gord Wedman, Jul 20, 2020.

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    We just noticed yesterday that the wheel nuts on the front axle of our 1960 five door 109 are larger than the wheel nuts on the rear axle. Is this normal or does it suggest the front axle may be newer than the rear?
     
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    front axle is newer than the rear
     
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    What year did restart with the larger wheel nuts?
     
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    69 i believe
     
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    We thought the wings might be 68 so maybe the front end is 69. Maybe the rear half of the vehicle is 1960.
     
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    quite likely its very common to fit later parts as needed over the years
     
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    I don't think its that, the S2A are BSF (smaller) and the S3 are M16 (bigger). The early S3 hubs are a swap so it may have had and axle or it may have had new hubs. The S3 studs are much (MUCH) better as they cannot pull out. The BSF one are threaded into the hub and get stripped by tyre fitters, the M16s have a head on the back and pull in. Mine had 3 hubs with BSF and one with M16. Becuse of lock down I finally got round to changing them all to M16. You just need a 16mm drill and a 20 mm drill, get the 45mm studs off ebay not the 40 mm std ones. the 45mm are 90p each and fit a wolf wheel. I posted a "how to" on the Land Rover forums:

    https://www.lrukforums.com/threads/wheel-studs.260211/
     
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    late 2a also had m16
     
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    I thought it worth adding that they are M16 x 1.5mm pitch which is M16 Fine.

    M16 Coarse / Standard is a 2mm pitch.
     
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